Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing your personality traits based on your findings from the Big Five assessment tool. Include the following in your paper:
- Summarize your results.
- Propose solutions for working with other personality types using the information from the Big Five assessment and the underlying principles of trait theories.
- Describe how your results from the assessment compare to the 16 personality factors. Explain how your results are relative to genetics.
Include an introduction and conclusion, and cite at least two sources other than your textbook.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Openness to Experience – Medium Characteristics
You have a medium level of openness to experience. At times, you can be very creative, curious, and adventurous. At other times, you prefer routine. You are able to find a great balance between ideas and practicality.
You typically are a good problem-solver. When you are faced with a problem, you consider the tried-and true methods, but are also able to think outside the box. You are able to handle whatever life throws at you.
People who are moderate in openness to experience are well-suited for careers that balance creativity with stability – for example, journalism, photography, graphic design, or research.
Extraversion – Medium Characteristics
You have a medium level of extraversion. This means that at times, you get your energy from being around others; but at other times, you get your energy by being alone. Life is all about balance, and for you, it’s important to spend time alone and with others. You don’t mind being the center of attention at times, but you don’t seek out ways to be the center of attention either.
Because you have traits of both an introvert and extravert, you know when to speak up and when to stay silent. You are able to recognize the times when you need to speak up and be assertive, and can find the courage to have those difficult conversations when necessary.
Jobs for those who are moderately extraverted include those that allow building relationships with others, but also allow periods of time to work alone. The best jobs for these individuals include counseling, human resources, or being a director.
Neuroticism – Low Characteristics
You scored low in neuroticism. You are very emotionally stable. While others may experience emotions of extreme highs and extreme lows, you tend to stay somewhere in the middle. Others often describe you as calm, level-headed, and optimistic.
Because of your tendency to tend to “go with the flow” in life, you have a hard time understanding people who are extremely emotional or anxious. Those who score low in neuroticism have a difficult time understanding and spending time with people who are highly neurotic. You typically prefer spending time with people who are relaxed, like yourself.
In stressful situations, you are able to remain calm and think clearly. Others typically look to you for guidance when this occurs, and in many situations, you are a natural leader.
Because those who score low in neuroticism are so level-headed, they tend to do well in leadership roles. They typically make great managers and executives.