PSYB30H3 Lecture Notes - Hypnotic Susceptibility, Conscientiousness, Big Five Personality Traits
ProfessorMarc A Fournier
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Psyb30 Lec 5
5 factor model of personality traits (Big Five)
The Big Five Inventory (BFI)
A trait – a cluster of attributes that serves to distinguish one individual from another
Attribute – anything that concerns the ways which we think, learn and feel act
Traits are general, internal and comparitive.
Neuroticism (Affect)– Individual differences the the propensity to experience
distress (anxiety, frustration etc)
Facets – Anxiety, Angry hostility, depression, self-consciousness,
Correlates – Negative affect (unpleasent emotional states), Relationship
Extraversion (Power) – The tendecy to engage in positive social engagemements.
Facets – warmth, gregariousness,assertiveness, activity, excitement seeking,
Correlates – Positive affect, Social dominance.
Agreeableness (Love) – The capacity for empathy, cooperation, compramise.
Facets – Trust, straightforwardness, altruism, compliance, modesty, tender-
Correlates – Volunteerism, Gratitude & Forgiveness
Conscientiousness (Work) – The capacity for hard work
Facets – Competence, order, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-discipline,
Correlates – Educational & occupational achievement, Health and longevity
Openness to Experience (Ideas) – Readiness to take on new ideas, open to feelings.
Facets – Fantasy, Aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas, values.
Correlates – Absorbtion (readiness to emerse into your own world) Hypnotic
Susceptibility, Artistic creativity. (Liberal rather than conservative)
Temperament – Most heriditary individual differences, not due to environmental
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