Five Factor Model

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Five Factor Model
Dexter Johnson

Abstract

Most human personality traits can be boiled down to five broad dimensions of personality, regardless of language or culture. It is done by something called factor analysis (“The OCEAN Has Five Dimensions ,” 2011). The five dimensions that have emerged from statistical data analyses, are at times compared with five "big buckets" (groups). They are the Big Five, that make up the OCEAN (an acronym). This Five Factor Model is FFM, in short. Since the 1990s the consensus of psychologists have gradually came to support the Big Five (“The OCEAN Has Five Dimensions ,” 2011). It allows for renaming the factors, as wll be shown below. The first letters of the five factors - Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism - give the acronyms of OCEAN (and CANOE if rearranged). Neuroticism is sometimes called Emotional Stability, and also "Need for Stability". There is some disagreement about how to interpret the Openness factor - called "Originality" below, and "Intellect" by others (“The OCEAN Has Five Dimensions ,” 2011)

Five Factor Model

Most human personality traits can be boiled down to five broad dimensions of personality, regardless of language or culture. It is done by something called factor analysis (“The OCEAN Has Five Dimensions ,” 2011).. The five dimensions that have emerged from statistical data analyses, are at times compared with five "big buckets" (groups). They are the Big Five, that make up the OCEAN (an acronym). This Five Factor Model is FFM, in short. Since the 1990s the consensus of psychologists have gradually came to support the Big Five (“The OCEAN Has Five Dimensions ,” 2011).. It allows for renaming the factors, as wll be shown below. The first letters of the five factors - Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism - give the acronyms of OCEAN (and CANOE if rearranged). Neuroticism is sometimes called Emotional...
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