Analysis Of The Big Five Personality Trait Theory

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Who are we? A question that many are forced to face each day, what are our goals, what kind of person do we want to be? These questions are answered every day by the way we act or behave in a certain situation, also known as personality traits. These traits do not only help us develop our character as we experience different life events, but also helps us differentiate us from everyone else making us unique. In the scientific community it has been wildly discussed how many personality traits we have, and what specific traits fix in such categories going from “Freud’s three-part personality structure” to “The Big Five Personality Trait Dimension”. However, for this paper I will be analyzing my test score in the test “The SAPA Project” which uses the big five…show more content…
The Five Big trait theories unlike Freud’s theory focuses on individual traits such as well- organized, independent, emotional etc. (grouped in Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism) unlike Freud who tries to unravel the mystery of why such trait happen for instance why is one well-organized is it the superego telling the ego that it’s better to be organized even though it's time consuming (Ego, Superego, Id). Jung added to Freud's theory by insinuating “the accumulated universal experience of humankind” (Griggs, 2017 p.343). Effects the type of personal traits developed. Adler believed that what humans trait development was motivated by the need for “striving for superiority” (suppressing the feeling of “inferiority”), while Horney thought that social interaction between a child and his parents greatly motivated and influenced what sort of trait development a child obtains. I agree with all four theories, thinking that they all have an impact on how a person’s traits are

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