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PSY 250 Week 3 Psychology of Personality

Individual Personality Traits

What am I? Despite being straightforward, it can be challenging to answer. There are hundreds, millions if not billions, of human beings on Earth who have a variety of responses to this question, each of which tells a unique story about who they are, where they came from, and where they are going. Collectively, we share such a great amount in like manner — religion, race, credits, even eye tone — however, one thing makes us unique and exceptional. That is our character.

Lewis Golberg was a conspicuous specialist in character brain research. “His groundbreaking work whittled down Raymond Cattrell’s 16 ‘fundamental factors’ of personality into five primary factors, similar to the five factors found by fellow psychology researchers in the 1960s,” reads a document from the Positive Psychology Program (2018).

• Experience-openness 

• Conscientiousness 

• Extroversion 

• Agreeableness 

• Neuroticism 

On the free, scientifically validated psychological test I took over the weekend from the truity.com website, I received moderate scores in three major personality dimensions: openness (67 percent), conscientiousness (69 percent), and agreeability (75 percent). It came as no surprise that I received low scores in extraversion (52 percent) and neuroticism (46 percent).

Moderate scores Transparency

I’m one who tends to think in manners that are conceptual and complex, which drives a couple of my insane. Like my mom’s side of the family, I’m inventive and love experience — the great kind — and I’m known to never stay away from the obscure and to think “fresh.” I tend to be practical and open to new ideas, just like the average person.


As a child, I learned how to control my impulses and maintain self-control in order to achieve my goals; I am organized and determined, and I am able to sacrifice immediate gratification for long-term success.

PSY 250 Week 3 Psychology of Personality

I try to stay out of trouble as much as possible and put all of my energy into planning and organizing; I discovered that success comes easily to me through persistence. Negatively, as I previously stated, I have become too much of a workaholic and a compulsive perfectionist, with little time for personal relationships.


According to friends and coworkers, one of my best qualities is that I always prioritize the needs of others; I would prefer to collaborate than contend with others. It surprised me that I would get a high score on this personality dimension. Trusting and pardoning, I experience a lot of compassion and love in aiding and dealing with others; Additionally, I have a positive outlook on human nature. One of the many characteristics that my family and I share is this: my brother, who worked as a Health Care Administrator for a home health agency, and my mother, who was a registered nurse for many years.

Low Scores Extraversion

I had always known that I was an introvert, so it didn’t come as a surprise when the results showed that. According to Truth (2018), extraversion “describes a person’s tendency to seek stimulation from the outside world, particularly in the form of attention from other people.” This isn’t me. In social settings, people who are extroverts seem to be in charge. I do the opposite: I don’t put in too much effort to get social rewards. I prefer a quiet, uncomplicated life where no one pays me any attention. People who don’t know me call me “self-absorbed,” “disengaged,” and even “low-key,” but I really don’t care because all I need is my small group of friends, which are significant and profound despite the fact that I can count them on the one hand. Who really needs a large group of friends or a lot of social interaction? Not me; I’m a girl who sometimes prefers to be by myself and needs less stimulation. Why is that a bad idea?

With a score of 46 percent, my neuroticism score was the lowest. Specialists express that one with low scores is less effectively vexed and close to home responsive — and is “quiet, sincerely steady, and liberated from persevering pessimistic sentiments” (Mental Help.net, 2018). I need to concede I differ as I probably am aware I am inclined to the feelings of misery, dread — responsibility — disgrace, or nervousness. I feel these constantly. I was self-conscious and vulnerable after my parent’s deaths, and I experienced depression, sadness, anger, and all of the other negative feelings that come with death. I’m feeling these feelings even more now that Christmas is right around the corner.

PSY 250 Week 3 Psychology of Personality

According to a study’s abstract, high openness and low neuroticism are related to “better memory and lower conscientiousness to memory impairment.” As I contrast this outcome with Raymond Cattell’s character factors, I found that the Huge Five (Sea) were summed up though this test zeroing in on a scientific categorization of various qualities in character was utilized to make sense of and portray the singular distinctions between different individuals’ characters in somewhat more detail.

Do I think that my genetics have any bearing on my personality? No, I absolutely do not. I think that people have to be different from one another. Without a doubt, how we vary and for what reason is less clear today and likely the subject of the investigation of individual contrasts, yet might you at any point envision an existence where everybody thought something very similar and acted something similar? It would be exhausting, and fatigue isn’t really great for one’s well-being. It can make physical pain worse, make people feel depressed, and make eating an unnecessary, comfortable experience, which makes people eat more calories than they need.


This week, I learned that there are many different personality types and that no two people are the same, like two stripes on a zebra. As a result of completing this assignment and assessment, I now have a better understanding of who I am and what distinguishes me from those in and outside my circle. Although I disagree that personalities are inherited genetically, I do believe that they are influenced by other people, which is what makes us the most special and distinctive individuals we are.


Positive Psychology Program. (2017. June 23). Big Five personality traits and the 5-factor explained. Retrieved from


Scler, M. (2017, November 23). Protective personality traits: High openness and low neuroticism linked to better memory in multiple sclerosis. National Center for Biotechnology  Solutions. Retrieved from


Truity. (2018). The big five personality test. Retrieved from


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