The Big Five Traits

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Checkpoint: The Big Five
Amber McConnell
PSY/230
Victoria Curea
March 12, 2013

The big five personality traits are defined as different dimensions in which explain and describe the personality traits of a human being. The big five is factored into a module which includes openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. In this paper I will choose three of the five personality traits that I feel I fall in within the spectrum of each of these three, as well as where I feel my personality fits within overall.

The three of the five personality traits my personality falls within I feel are conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Conscientiousness is a trait that describes the personality as someone who is goal oriented, organized, and can control impulses. Agreeableness is a trait that describes the personality as someone who is trustworthy, kind, and are affectionate. The last personality trait neuroticism is someone who can be emotionally unstable, have periods of irritability, and can be moody. My own personality fits within the spectrum of each due to with conscientiousness my personality is on the spectrum of being goal oriented however some of the times I cannot control my impulses. My personality fits in the spectrum of agreeableness due to I am trustworthy, however sometimes I feel unaffectionate. The last personality trait my personality fits in due to at times I can be emotionally unstable at times.

Lately when it comes to what personality trait I most fit into without any doubt it has been neuroticism. I have been emotionally unstable due to stress, and things being difficult right now. I noticed my personality has caused many inconveniences in my life making it difficult to function.

It is difficult at times to put yourself into one or all of the big five personality traits. They are usually measured by questionnaires and surveys to determine the fit. Whereas there is still many roads to take in order...
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