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 dom