Big Five Types Of Personality

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PERSONALITY: “An individual characteristics pattern of thinking, feeling and acting (Winston, 1937).” Explanation: Personality studies behavior, cognition, emotions and motivation that effects the individual’s attitude, expectations and values. Usually the personality splits into different parts often called Big Five theory (Lucas, 2004). The five components included in this theory are:  Emotional stability.  Openness.  Extroversion.  Agreeableness.  Conscientiousness. Personality includes different perspectives which are given below:  Psychoanalytic perspective.  Trait perspective.  Humanistic perspective.  Social-cognition perspective. Types of personality: The types of personalities are:  Extrovert.  Introvert. Extrovert:…show more content…
So it is very important for psychologist to determine the personality of the individual so that they can use individual’s some kind of strength against or to solve their problems. The personality measurement can also be useful in determining the right person for the important jobs (Potkay, 1986) . The test through which the personality can be measured are of two types:  Projective tests.  Non-projective tests. PROJECTIVE TEST: Projection comes when an individual puts himself in the experiment to reveals facts, desires, and defects of himself to others. It is named so because it projects the subject into experiment to reveal the subjects own desires, motives, facts and attitude (Potkay, 1986). There are certain types of projective test which are described below:  Thematic Apperception Test (T.A.T).  Children apperception test (C.A.T).  Sentence completion test (S.C.T).  Verbal projective test…show more content…
It is still widely used on a large scale to predict the personalities of others. In this test all the subjects are given with different pictures and are asked to write a story on it. The different subjects predicts different meaning of the same story which usually reveals their desires or the past experiences of the individual. TAT test is given by Murry in 1938. Also in this test experimenter will ask different questions from the subject about the picture like what is happening in the story? What will be the results? What are the emotions and ideas of the character in the story? It has been seen that the subjects considered themselves as one of the character of the picture and that stories of the subjects’ shows their own life histories. The stories are examined on the following things:  Nature of the main character.  Topic of the study.  Outcome.  Bond of characters with each
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