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OCEAN Personality Traits

In contemporary psychology, the Big Five Personality traits have played a critical role in defining human personalities as well as explaining the individual differences that are experienced in society. These five personalities are sometimes referred to as the OCEAN-Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism (quirkiness). In most cases, the five facets of personality traits have a continuum of extremes that helps to explain and define the ideal characteristic of an individual.  In other words, they have the power of defining the ideal personality of a person based on the cognitive, emotional and behavioral characteristics. As a result, this paper will take the opportunity to analyze critical my OCEAN traits based on the provided data to determine my personality patterns.

Based on figure I below with the comparison to national male averages, it is clear that I am an enthusiastic person who is open to new experiences and emotionally stable. Furthermore, I am conscious, open and appeal to the people and anything that is happening around the environment. Nevertheless, in some cases, I tend to be quite reserved, critical and non-dependable towards issues that are taking place within the environment. Therefore, based on the OCEAN traits, I can be described as an open, conscious and extrovert individual who rarely agrees with issues. That means, I tend to be critical and search for the original cause of the issues before I make my conclusion. I am not always quick towards making a decision. Instead, I always make critical observations and mark the right path for an informed choice.

In comparison to my classmates with the national for both male and female averages shown in figures II and III below, I realized that the averages almost had the same scores in OCEAN traits. On average, the scores represented almost similar details in both male and female members of the class with the national averages. Most of my colleagues showed a characteristic of openness with both males at 11 and females at 11.6. The national averages for openness showed with both males at 10.8 and females at 10.7.  This showed that the majority of my colleagues and the national averages are those that are imaginative and insightful. These members have a broad range of interest are always eager to learn new things as well as enjoy new experiences. On the other hand, I further noted that my colleagues with the national averages have the capacity of conscientiousness at an average of male 10.2 and 11 while females at 10.8 and 10.4. That shows that a majority of these members are thoughtful, organized and mindful of the effects of their behaviors on its overall impact on the environment. These members can prepare well before carrying out any task. They tend to pay attention to every detail of their task and always have the asset of schedule. These members also showed a relatively high level of agreeableness at male 8.7 and 10.6 while females at 9 and 10.1. This trend shows that my colleagues with the national averages tend to have a warm affection towards one another with kindness, trust and affection towards one another.

Nevertheless, it is imperatively critical to understand that these members also have some of the most crucial differences in their lives. For instance, most of my male colleagues with male national averages tend to be more extroverts at 9 and 9.1 as compared to their female counterparts at 6.4 and 8.5. Even the main cause of the difference is not known; I observed that the male counterparts were more sociable, talkative and assertive as compared to the female counterparts. In ideal comparison, the female counterparts were more reserved and felt exhausted when dealing with social issues. In most cases, these women carefully think before they made any public speaking. The data also showed clearly that the female counterparts were somewhat onto neuroticism (quirkiness) at 10.2 and 5.7 as compared to their male counterparts who scored 6.1 and 6.7. This indicates that some of these females are more likely to experience emotional stress, worries and are most likely to get upset quite easily as compared to their male counterparts who are stable, relaxed and rarely feels sad or depressed.

Based on all the scores above, I agree that they are the true scores that are always expressed by both the male and female people in the environment. The results above typical shows that the OCEAN characteristics are not universal but rather factors that are influenced by the genetic and environment. At person levels, I realized that these two factors had played critical roles in the development of the five personality traits. Most of the behavioral characteristics are influenced by the situations in which an individual operates as well as the people who offer responses. Therefore, I was not surprised by the results; instead, I realized that they are the total of the issues that are happening in my life, of my colleagues and of those included in the national averages. Through the study, I realized that men tend to be more stable, relaxed and do not worry much as compared to their female counterparts who tend to get upset quite easily. The OCEAN characteristics can explain all these variations.

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