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There are many different theories on personality and many different approaches I am going to talk about the Trait Cognitive and Motivational approaches and how they apply to me as an individual TRAIT APPROACH Trait theory is based on several assumptions The first assumption is that any difference between people that is seen as significant will have a name The second is that these names knows as traits and are conceived of as continuous dimensions In general Trait Theory assumes that people vary simultaneously on a number of personality factors The Trait Theory that I am going to use is the Five-Factor Model FFM or The Big Five The FFM says that the five major categories of traits are Open mindedness Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness and Neuroticism OCEAN In order to apply the FFM theory to my life I tool the NEO-PI test I will list my results while trying to explain more about myself Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world Extraverts enjoy being with people are full of energy and often experience positive emotions They tend to be enthusiastic and action-oriented They like to talk in groups assert themselves and draw attention to themselves I scored high on the Extraversion part of the test This means that I am sociable outgoing energetic and lively I prefer to be around people much of the time It rated me on subcategories under extraversion In order from the highest most noticeable traits in me to the lowest traits that are not strong in me here is how I scored Friendliness Gregariousness Assertiveness Activity Level Excitement seeking Cheerfulness I was very disappointed to not be considered more cheerful Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony Agreeable individuals value getting along with others They are therefore considerate friendly generous helpful and willing to compromise their interests with others Agreeable people also have an optimistic view of human nature They believe people are
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