Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Personality Traits for Motivation

People are motivated by "different incentives, situations and activities" (pg 213). A person who is an extravert may be motivated to attend a large school so people surround them while a introvert may choose to take online classes as a way of avoiding people. These two people have different personalities and therefore are motivated to do different things. To determine someone’s personality, there is a set of five critical dimensions called the Five Factor Model. The model contains:” openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism" (pg 212). Each one of these personalities can range from high to low. For example, on the low side of Extraversion would be "quiet, reserved, and shy" while the high side would contain "active, assertive, and dominant" (pg 212). Of the five, extraversion and neuroticism have been studied the most since they poke holes in Eysenck's theory of personality.

The Big Five

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