Chapter 3 – Project Manager as a Leader

3.10. In-Depth: The Big Five

In-depth Look

The Big Five

The Big Five is a modern personality framework (or the Five Factor Model, or the OCEAN model). The Big Five comprises of five personality traits that occur throughout bipolar continuums spanning from 0 to 100, in contrast to the MBTI’s either-or nature (Ackerman, 2017).

Science supports the Big Five. Each trait has a high level of construct validity (Ackerman, 2017). This basically indicates that each attribute satisfies the criteria for trustworthy, valid, independent, and comprehensive categories. Additionally, the Big Five has far greater predictive potential than the MBTI.

Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism are the traits that make up the Big Five. The dynamic team of personality psychology, Robert McCrae, and Paul Costa, created the Big Five, giving each trait six sides. These qualities, in contrast to the MBTI typologies, have important implications for specific thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Understanding the complicated, individual trait or behavior is crucial to knowing individuals (Kelly, 2019).

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