Five are five personality traits that many I/O psychologists examine to
determine a candidate’s fit to specific jobs. The Big Five are:
Extraversionimplies an energetic approach
to the social and material world and includes traits such as sociability,
activity, assertiveness, and positive emotionality.
Agreeableness contrasts a prosocial
and communal orientation toward others with antagonism and includes traits
such as altruism, tender-mindedness, trust, and modesty.
Conscientiousness describes socially
prescribed impulse control that facilitates task and goal-directed
behavior, such as thinking before acting, delaying gratification, following
norms and rules, and planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks.
Neuroticism contrasts emotional
stability and even-temperedness with negative emotionality, such as feeling
anxious, nervous, sad, and tense.
Openness to experience (versus
closed-mindedness) describes the breadth, depth, originality, and
complexity of an individual’s mental and experiential life.
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