First, please take the following personality assessment (The Big 5):
The Big Five Personality assessment is arguably the most widely accepted measure of personality broken into smaller subscales (OCEAN; Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism**). These traits are neither good nor bad, and everyone lands on a continuum on the 5 subscales. Answer the following questions on the Big 5 (and the personality chapter in Rathus):
- After reading the descriptions of your traits how well do you feel they fit your personality? What aspects of the test do not work as well?
- How does the Big 5 differ from the other personality theories discussed in your text (psychoanalytic theory; humanistic theory; Big 3; etc). Compare/contrast the Big 5 traits with one other personality theory mentioned in your text.
- What aspects of personality does the Big 5 overlook? Would you add anything else as a subscale?
- Finally, take a look at these researchers’ explanations regarding neuroticism as “mental noise.” How does “mental noise” differ from the Big 5 definition of neuroticism? https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/04/01/trait-neuroticism-as-mental-noise-neurotic-people-have-noisier-more-chaotic-minds-say-researchers/