I will be sharing with you guys some of my personalities from the Big Five Personality Traits! How interesting is that? I will be explaining the five personality traits and if it is congruous with my personality. First personality trait is Openness. This trait features characteristics such as imagination and insight. Those individuals who have high level of this trait tend to have a broad range of interests. They are also more adventurous and creative. In contrary, those who are low in this trait are more traditional and may struggle with abstract thinking.
Some of the traits obtain by individuals who have high level of this trait is being very creative, willing to try experience new obstacles, delightful to think about abstract concepts. Those who are low in this trait tend to dislike changes, do not enjoy new things and resist new ideas. Besides, they are also not really imaginative and dislikes abstract or theoretical concepts. I have high level of openness as I enjoy being outside my house and doing things others choose not to. I remember going for a parasailing ride in Thailand before I failed in persuading my other friends to join me. They were reluctant and I had to ride on my own. It was breath taking~ so beautiful to be floating on the wide ocean. I used to have low level of openness when I was younger, so afraid to meet people and I followed the routine closely. I realized that we only live once, therefore I treasure every opportunity to explore the world. My next goal is to visit Japan or United Kingdom (I want to see those fluffy sheep) J ba~
Next trait will be conscientiousness. The standard features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness with good impulse control and goal directed behaviours. Those high in conscientiousness tend to be organized and mindful of details. The traits of an individual who are high in conscientiousness are spending time preparing, completing tasks immediately and paying attention to details. Individuals who are low in this trait dislike structure and schedules, do not take charge of things and is messy, procrastinate important tasks and fail to complete the work assigned to them. Unfortunately, I have lower trait of conscientiousness. I tend to procrastinate and complete my work at the very last minute. The good news is I do not always complete my tasks at the last hour as I am aware of the importance of the tasks. It is quite uncertain as there are times I organize my things really well and sometimes I do not. However one thing for sure is that I cannot do work in a messy room or unwashed dishes in the sink.
Extraversion will be the third trait. It is characterized by excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amount of emotional expressiveness. Those high in extraversion are outgoing and tend to be energized by the social situations. On the other hand, those low in extraversion are reserved and needed more energy in social settings. Individuals who rate high on extraversion tend to enjoy being the centre of attention, enjoy starting a conversation and meeting new people. They also have wide social circle of friends and acquaintances and feel energized when they are in the midst of people.
Solitude, feeling of exhaustion when socialize, difficulty in starting a conversation and dislike being the centre of attention are some of the traits of an individual who has low level of extraversion. Before I started to work, I was a girl who has low level of extraversion. Then, I started to step out of my comfort zone and adapt the working life, learning to converse well with new people. Most of the people around me may think that I am an outgoing person. Well, not really as I still have stage fright, have fear being in crowds and crossing the road. Yes crossing the road where I feel many pairs of eyes are looking at me! There you have it, timid Naomi~
The forth trait is agreeableness. Those high in agreeableness tend to be more cooperative while those low in this trait tend to be competitive and manipulative. Some traits for those who have high agreeableness are having great deal of interest in other people, caring, empathetic and enjoy helping and contributing happiness to other people. However those who are low in this trait tend to take little interest in others, do not care about the feelings of other people and have little interest in other people’s problems. I would say helping people is my passion, which is why I took studies on early childhood and psychology as my major. My basic core value is putting myself in their shoes and try to understand them and providing emotional support. I cannot afford ignoring an emotionally unstable individual. This value was taught by my beloved father. Thank you, papa.
The last trait will be neuroticism. Individuals high in this trait tend to experience mood swings anxiety and sadness. They tend to experience a lot of stress, worrying, experiencing dramatic shifts in mood and feeling anxious. While those low in this trait tend to be more stable and emotionally resilient. They are emotionally stable, worry less and feel relaxed. When I have troubles or worries, I would pray for spiritual needs as I believe in God to provide me a pathway out. I am reserved in this area and I hardly share my worries to the people around me. Sharing my burdens and causing other people to worry is not my personality. Unless of course when others start to question and express their concern, I had to spill it out. I cannot hide. Nevertheless, I choose to be happy. How? I look up the sky and admire nature such as the blue sky, white cloud, green trees and birds chirping. Amazingly, nature heals.
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-Big Five Personality by verywell: https://www.verywell.com/the-big-five-personality-dimensions-2795422