Amber J. Bishop
February 25, 2012
If asked who my all-time favorite character is I would quickly answer Tigger from the classic Disney movie “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too”. Anyone asked to describe Tigger’s personality would say it is one of a kind. In terms of the five trait clusters I would have to say Tigger would fall mostly under the extraversion and neuroticism categories. Throughout all of the “Winnie the Pooh” stories and films Tigger has always acted upon every impulse and his boisterous manner often leads him to leap before he looks(Disney, 2011). Impulsiveness is a subordinate trait of neuroticism. I would also have to place Tigger’s personality under the extraversion category. Under the extraversion category there is a sub-trait called gregariousness. Gregariousness means sociable and Tigger is definitely a very sociable person. Excitement seeking is another sub-trait of extraversion. Tigger is also always looking for excitement in all of the “Winnie the Pooh” stories and films. There is a small part of Tigger’s personality that I would place under the category agreeableness. Under the category agreeableness is a subordinate trait called straight-forwardness. Tigger is also a very straight-forward character. The other two categories of the big five are conscientiousness and open to experience. In my opinion the personality of the “Winnie the Pooh” character named Tigger does not fit with these two categories in any way. Providing specific examples of how Tigger’s personality affects the choices he makes is rather simple. Anyone who has watched the Disney movie “Winnie the Pooh” knows that Tigger is a very “bouncy” character and is always bumping into the other characters or knocking things over. One specific example is when Tigger was bouncing along jubilantly and not paying any attention to where he was going and ends up bumping...