The Big Five Personality Traits

  • The Big Five personality traits are extraversion (also often spelled extroversion), agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.
  • Each trait represents a continuum. Individuals can fall anywhere on the continuum for each trait.
  • The Big Five remain relatively stable throughout most of one’s lifetime.
  • They are influenced significantly by both genes and the environment, with an estimated heritability of 50%.
  • They are also known to predict certain important life outcomes such as education and health.
https://www.simplypsychology.org/big-five-personality.html

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