Openness to Experience

This article examines the Openness domain of personality and its six facets: fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas, and values.


This article examines the Extraversion domain and its six facets: warmth, gregariousness, assertiveness, activity, excitement-seeking, and positive emotions.


This article examines the Agreeableness domain of personality and its six facets: trust, straightforwardness, altruism, compliance, modesty, and tender-mindedness.


This post discusses the Neuroticism domain of personality and its six facets: anxiety, angry hostility, depression, self-consciousness, impulsiveness, and vulnerability to stress.


This article discusses the Conscientiousness domain of personality and its six facets: competence, orderliness, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-discipline, and deliberate decision-making.

The Big-5 Personality Traits

Personality traits are attributes of a person that are reasonably characteristic of the person, enduring over time, and relatively consistent across situations. Our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving emerge from these "default settings" in conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, and openness.