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The 'Big Five' were derived as personality indicators from Cattell's larger 16PF set. The names have changed, but they are very close to the Global Factors. The 'Big' word perhaps implies the hopeful belief that at last they had got it right.
When working with other people five characteristics/traits/preferences are a lot easier to remember than sixteen. This also leads to the obvious criticism that we are much more than 'five traits'.
Using the first letters of the first three factors, the term NEO often appears in descriptions.
Four of the big five are widely agreed, but there has been debate about Openness, with alternatives including Culture, Intellect, Imagination, and Openness to experience.
Compared to later-borns, first borns tend to be:
Also compared to men, women tend to be:
So memorise these and use them to assess people as you meet them and hence generalize to other situations.
You can also use one of the assessments tests available for more formal exploration.
Fiske (1949), Tupes and Christal (1961), Norman (1963)
Costa, P.T. Jr, & McCrae, R.R. (1985). The NEO Personality Inventor. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.
Elshout, J.J., & Akkerman, A.E. (1975). Vijf persoonlijkheids-faktoren test 5 PFT. Nijmegen, The
Netherlands: Berhout Nijmegen [the first test for the big five]
Furnham, A. (1996). The big five vs the big four: The relationship between the Myers–Briggs type indicator (MBTI) and NEO-PI five factor model of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 21, 303–307.
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