Lesson 5: TRAITS, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF LEADERS – Pt. 1
In psychology, personality traits are outlined within five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality, also called the Big Five. The Big Five factors are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Within each factor, a cluster of correlated specific traits is found; for example, extraversion includes such related qualities as gregariousness, assertiveness, excitement seeking, warmth, activity, and positive emotions. The Big Five model is able to account for different traits in personality without overlapping. During studies, the Big Five personality traits show consistency in interviews, self-descriptions and observations. This five-factor structure seems to be found across a wide range of participants of different ages and of different cultures.