According to Uhl-bien, Schermerhorn, and Osborn (2014) the “Big Five Model”consists of five different personality demensions, Extraversion, Agreeableness,Conscientiousness, Emotional stability and Openness to experience.
Within eachcategory there are different traits associated with them. They are used todescribe how an individual acts, thinks or feels and each trait can have anopposite. For example, the opposite for Extraversion is Introversion. After reading the material in the textbook Ibelieve I have traits high in Introversion, meaning I am more “withdrawn andreserved” (Uhl-bien et al., 2014, p.
34). I also believe that I have traits thatare high in Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, which correlates to how well Iget along with others and how dependable I am Uhl-bien et al., (2014). These particulartraits have a lot to do with how I act socially. Social traits defined by Uhl-bienet al., (2014) are traits that “reflect how a person appears to others insocial settings” (p. 35). I believe that all three of the mentioned dimensionsalso reflect my personal conception traits.
One part of personal concept traitsis locus of control, which means does a person have the ability to controlhis/her life Uhl-bien et al., (2014). As an Introvert I tend to have aninternal locus of control which is why I am more independent, when doing thingsI proceed with caution and I am usually more satisfied with the outcome of mywork. Emotional adjustment traits which is defined by Uhl-bien et al., (2014)as the “traits that indicate how one handles emotional distress or displays unacceptableacts” also play a role in an individual’s personality (p. 40). After readingthe material I believe I have a Type B orientation meaning I tend to be morerelaxed and easygoing which correlates to the “Big Five Model” dimensions Ibelieve I am high in.
I believe that all of the abovedimensions and traits that fall within them play a big part in my personality.I have always been more independent and reserved. I would rather figure thingsout by reviewing the facts rather than relying on someone to do the work forme. I believe that I am a very dependable person as well as a very trusting person.I believe that we for the most part have control over our lives and that if wework hard enough we can succeed at anything. ReferenceUhl-bien, M., Schermerhorn, J.
.R. Jr., and Osborn, R. N.
(2014). Organizational behavior(13th ed.).
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley