The Big 5. PERSONALITY INVETORY. What is the Big 5?. A system of classifying personality traits Describes 5 basic personality traits that generally fit everyone Helps us to get an understanding of ourselves and others
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The Big 5 PERSONALITY INVETORY
What is the Big 5? A system of classifying personality traits Describes 5 basic personality traits that generally fit everyone Helps us to get an understanding of ourselves and others Tests use behavioural factors and mathematically correlates answers together to describe personality characteristics
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Extraversion: Engages with the external world Being with other people Often experience positive emotions Action-oriented Group interaction and socializing
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Introversion: Lower energy and activity levels than extraverts Quiet or low-key Deliberate (planning) Less social interaction Independent Reserved (can be mistaken for unfriendly/unsociable)
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Agreeableness: Seeks cooperation and social harmony. Considerate, friendly, generous and helpful. Optimistic view of people. Believe that people are usually honest and trustworthy Usually well-liked
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Disagreeableness: Self-interest above others Unconcerned with the well-being of others Skeptical or suspicious of other people Less cooperative Objective decision makers –not easily influenced by others
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Conscientiousness: High degree of self-control Typically avoid trouble Usually plan and persist at achieving goals Reliable Often successful Can be perfectionists
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Unconscientiousness: Impulsive behaviour (acting without thinking) Can often get in trouble Can be unreliable Thinking about the present, not planning for or thinking about the future Sometimes show a lack of ambition (drive to achieve)
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Neuroticism: May experience one or more of the following; anxiety, anger or depression Emotionally reactive Responds emotionally to events more so than others Can view events “out of proportion” Lengthy emotional periods of frustration can affect decision making and thinking clearly
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Balanced (emotionally): Less emotionally responsive and reactive Free from persistent negative feelings Able to achieve a greater clarity of thought and decision-making with
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Openness to Experience: Tend to be creative and imaginative Curious, appreciative of arts and sensitive to beauty More aware of their own feelings Tend to be individualistic and non-confirmative Abstract thinking, symbolic recognition and performance arts
The Big 5 Personality Traits: Closed to Experience: Prefer concrete and straight forward concepts New ideas or concepts may be viewed with suspicion Narrower or common interests Conservative and resistant to change
Case Examples Tron Legacy: • What are the big 5 characteristics of the following characters? • Sam Flynn • Kevin Flynn • Quorra • Clip 1 • Clip 2
Case Examples The Lord of the Rings: • What are the big 5 characteristics of the following characters? • Frodo Baggins • Bilbo Baggins (narrator) • Boromir • Aragorn • Clip 1 • Clip 2
Take the Test Complete the two big 5 tests: • Scores will be out of 40 • Watch out for reverse scoring questions when totaling • Plot your results on the attached graph • What do your scores say about you? • Are there any differences between your scores? • Overall, what are your three highest scoring traits?
Stamp Your Passport: Create a stamp in your passport for the Big 5 Personality Traits. Make sure your stamp reflects your strongest traits Think, reflect and write: What does this test say about me? What can I learn about myself from this test? What can I do with the things I learned?