The Big 5 Personality Inventory

The Big 5 Personality Inventory.

Personality refers to the blueprint of the exact definitions of who we are on considering feelings, emotions, and temperaments concerning ourselves as well as others (DeYoung et al., 2016). Personality plays a vital role in determining the manner unto which we behave and carry ourselves. It correlates strongly with satisfaction one perceives in life.

Under conscientiousness, I have a tendency to be organized and dependable to those that surround me. I also show strong self-discipline by adhering to my values and beliefs. I routinely act dutifully and ever aims to achieve what I am up to. I prefer to work under a planned schedule rather than spontaneous actions and behavior. These have always assisted me in remaining on the track without being distracted from my primary duties (Sartori et al., 2016). However, this pattern of action has also placed me into conflict with fellows who feel that I am so firm and resistant to change since I rarely accommodate them especially when they want to change my plans. Being orderly and good in planning is essential as it trains me on being organized and being a good time manager which every leader needs.

My score for conscientiousness is followed closely by openness to experience. Am always creative and like drawing of complex structures alongside being imaginative of complex issues and situations. Besides, I am always interested in various fields away from professional activities. I like sporting activities, artwork such as monuments, electronics and their operations and journalism as well. In most instances, I am ever interested in varieties where I choose from. These traits have benefited me in my line of the profession by making me curious with a tendency to search information thus knowledgeable in various fields. On the other hand, I always fall in dilemma of choosing items and elements, especially where there are limited or no variety to choose from. This builds my line of leadership since I will always be traversing many sectors that are essential in leadership development.

Regarding extroversion and introversion, I tend to be less outgoing as I get tired more often in continuing to interact with others. This has been even promoted by my busy schedule that usually entails commitment to work, school, family chores and time for my family. I, however, spend a small portion of my time to go off my supervisory role in the hospital to spend with friends within the facility. Despite my minimal interaction with people, I feel comfortable with friends and colleagues, and this has facilitated by supervisory role and even keeping on track without being swayed from the job roles.

I also get along nicely with others, and this has promoted my interaction with many both horizontally and vertically. I do have less trust in others. I am however polite and tactful to coordinate my staff in delivering nursing care to patients. I am also sensitive enough to other people’s feelings and choices hence assisting me in accommodating various people at various times.

In consideration of emotional stability and general tempers, I am usually less temperamental and in control of my emotions. I barely feel nervous, fearful, moody or jealous about all that surrounds. In the moments that I feel timid and insecure, I like sharing with my fellows and family members hence relieving me of such feelings (Hengartner et al., 2017). This has made me able to perform my leadership role as a supervisor since I am ever ready to face various situations without fear as well as accommodating others in their various emotional states.


Indeed, personality summarizes the traits and characteristics that create the differences among individuals. The elements of conscientiousness, openness to experiences, extroversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness dictates the differences, and they can affect individuals work, schools, and teamwork. The personality traits will oppose advantages and disadvantages to individuals in carrying various duties.




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