Do you believe that a person's character can be determined through only five factors? Psychologists Paul Costa and Robert McCrae thought they could, and already in 1978, they published an article in which they stated that they were able to determine the character of people according to five indicators they set, each with three main characteristics. In 1985, other psychologists continued their research and added two more characteristics to each indicator, in addition to the three existing ones, and today this classification is known as the "five-factor model".
Here are the five factors that determine the nature of a person, along with the 6 traits that characterize each factor, and some other types of behaviors common to each indicator. We’re sure you’ll be able to spot yourself and your friends among these groups and know which indicator is most influential to you, according to the personality traits you have.
People with an open mind and a high score in the openness index have the following characteristics:
According to a 2012 study, open-minded people also like to eat spicy foods at breakfast and spend at least one hour a day daydreaming. They often also curse more around others and consume more organic food; In addition, they are more likely to like to walk around naked at home, to fix their own car, to root for a particular sports group, and to follow it religiously. In addition to all, open-minded people usually speak at least 2 languages.
People with high scores in the conscientiousness index have the following characteristics:
In addition, it isn’t surprising to learn that people who suffer from pangs of conscience are those who tend to return things that were lent to them in time and they don’t sleep until after noon. What is surprising to discover is that they take more selfies than others, often with a background of an area considered private to them.
People with the highest score in the extrovert index are those who get energy from spending time outdoors with others, and these are their characteristics:
Extroverts are also often the ones who like dirty jokes, and when driving, they tend to talk on the phone and go over the speed limit. At sporting events, they are the ones that will seem strongest, and during meetings in the office, they will ask the most questions. They also like to sunbathe at the beach and take a dip in the Jacuzzi, and are more likely to agree to volunteer or join a charity organization. A final detail about extroverts is that their refrigerator is usually full of food - more than they really need.
In contrast to the rest of the indices, in this case, the characteristics of those with a low score are noted. People with low emotional stability scores experience more negative emotions than others and have the following six characteristics:
Neurotic people tend to suffer more than others from depression, they are often less sociable and they also have a tendency to laugh more at the expense of others - it may be because they have a hard time controlling their emotions, and this is a form of release for them. Neurotic people tend to drink more soft drinks than others a day, and there is also a greater chance that they will go on diets to reduce their weight if they have the desired weight.