The Five Factor Personality Test (FFPI) examines five different domains including Extraversion versus introversion, Agreeableness versus antagonism, Conscientiousness versus negligence, Neuroticism versus emotional stability, and Openness versus closedness to experience (Buchanan, Johnson & Goldberg, 2005; Trull, 2012). This specific test has received research and empirical support. According to Clark (2007) the FFPI corresponds with both normal and abnormal personality traits, and is also broadly established. Results of FFPI Test My scores on the FFPI were fairly accurate. My scores for the first factor, extraversion indicates that I am average. My score of 32 signifies that my personality reflects someone in the middle of extraversion, high energy and introversion, quite. On the second factor, agreeableness, I scored relatively high meaning that my personality reflects trusting, friendly and cooperative (Buchanan, 2005). For the third factor, conscientiousness, I scored a 42 signifying that I am well organized and dutiful. For factor four, neuroticism, I received a relatively low score or 16 indicating that I am more relaxed, less emotional and less prone to distress as opposed to being insecure (Buchanan, 2005). For the last factor, openness, I scored a 22 which is relatively low. This means that I am more down to earth and less imaginative and creative. I believe that this test showed precise dimensions of my personality. However, I also believe that personality is a reflection of the situations we are placed in. For example, although it is true that I do not find creativity as one of my strongest characteristics, I do believe that I seek out educational experiences in many circumstances. Both characteristics are categorized in openness. Personality is extremely complex and intricate. For example, an individual who is sociable like me may consider themselves talkative, however these two traits do not always have to occur together. According to the American Psychiatric Association (2001) personality traits are displayed through social and personal circumstances related to how individuals distinguish and relate to themselves and their environment. Thus, different situations may cause personality to alter accordingly. While I certainly believe my results to be an accurate representation of the person I am, I also consider some of them to be changeable. Two Influences That Impacted My Personality Development My personality has been impacted and changed over the years because of experiences and lifestyle. Many studies examined the degree of which personality changes, the time periods where individuals are particularly prone to change, and reasons for change such as maturation, social demands and experiences (Specht, Egloff, & Schmukle, 2011). One influence that affected my personality was my lack of relationship with my father. During this time of adolescence, I was emotionally unstable most of the time with feelings of negativity and distress. However, once I got a little older I realized that I didn’t need to continue to feel sorrow over something that would never change. Eventually, my personality changed from emotionally unstable to stable as shown in my results of the FFPI. This occurred when I began to find more long lasting relationships. Another influence that impacted my personality development was joining a sorority in college. Before I joined I was less social and out-going. The relationships and positions I held within the sorority allowed me to change my interactions. Being a role model and leader for 50 women forced me to become more cooperative and trusting. These characteristics are a part of factor four, agreeableness. Perhaps it is a common time for young adults to change
McCrae & Costa's Five-Factor Model
McCrae &Costa’s Five-Factor model of personality has become the dominant conception of personality structure (1985, 1987, and 1997). The Big Five Personality traits are said to be predictive of some kinds of behaviour such as honesty, job performance, and procrastination.
Critically discuss the relevance of this understanding of personality to Occupational Testing.
McCrae and Costa’s Five-Factor model of personality is said to be predictive in certain behaviours…
Performance Perspective Inventory is a valid predictor of management skills and leadership through personality traits. Melani D. Bridges Capella University The Big Five Personality test is the most accepted and commonly used model of personality trait detection in field of psychology. Statically studied, the big five test was created to analyze responses to personality items. Factor analysis is a procedure use to capture the responses of individuals to hundreds and has been performed with multiple…
* Personality V. traits
* Personality- consists of unique and relatively stable patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions
* Traits- personal characteristics we use to describe someone
* Gordon Allport described individuals by their trait hierarchy
* Raymond Cattell and Hans Eysenck used factor analysis to identify the smallest possible number of traits
* Five-factor model (FFM)- used to describe most individuals
Personality Assignment: My Reflection
During this assignment I participated in two separate online personality tests. Both were similar in nature, fast, between five to ten minutes per test and both were easily comprehendible. However, both tests were varied from one another. One test was compiled of nothing but multiple choice while the other consists of only two options. This test usually is ‘yes or no’ in nature implicating extreme scaled or leveled variation. The second test that I participated…
purpose of Five Factor Personality Test is the key to unlocking elusive human qualities. It focused on yourself or other as well, and explains the personality theories and ideas. It is developing accurate understanding of your thinking and learning styles theories, and to improve your knowledge of motivation and behavior. Understanding personality types can help you appreciate other, and everyone should be treated with care and respect. It will reveal, the more you understand about personality, the better…
tools and materials that are effective and reliable in screening employees. In addition they need to know how to properly administer and interpret the results. In the sections below, performance appraisal, behavioral observation scales, the Big Five Personality Theory, meta-analysis, and Carroll’s three stratum theory will be all described and what their purpose is as to being used in organizational testing and assessment.
A performance appraisal is basically the same things as a performance of one’s…
Personality can be defined as being a certain set of characteristics or traits that a person possess that is determined by several factors, including background, situations and behaviors. Many people have many personalities that must not be confused with split personality syndrome. No two people in this world have the exact same personality, not even identical twins. Personalities are developed from many things. Experience, background, and behaviors, the list…
Psych. 1 Take-Home Essay Ch. 19, 20
1. Which one of the four personality theories discussed in Chs 19 & 20 do you favor and why?
I believe the humanistic theory has the most influence of our personality and determines
our behavior, environment and circumstances. The human brain is the most powerful part of
what makes us human by allowing a higher level of understanding of the environment we live in.
Problem solving and realizing the circumstances of a given situation…
Exam #3 Review Sheet
• Module 40
•Personality: An individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting
• Psychodynamic theories:Proposed that childhood sexuality and unconscious motivations influence personality.
• Free association: In psychoanalysis, a method of exploring the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says what ever comes to mind, no matter how trivial or embarrassing.
• Psychoanalysis: Freud’s theory of personality and therapeutic technique that attributes…
purpose of this assignment is to identify the roles that personality and attitude play in the study of organizational behavior. It will discuss the roles that values and cultures play in the study of organizational behavior. The assignment will show how emotions and moods can be traced back to work place issues. From there, concepts can be developed that might be used to influence or correct employee behavior.
Definitions and Concepts
Personality is defined as the enduring characteristics that describe…