dimensions of personality

List the five traits included in the Big Five dimensions of personality. Define each trait and then give an example of a well-known (e.g., celebrity) that characterizes each trait.

Based on the description below, rate June as either high, average, or low on each of the Big Five dimensions of personality, and then justify your ratings.

June is six years old and her parents are worried about her. She spends a lot of time in her room and does not seem to enjoy being with other children. In addition, she seems to spend a lot of time worrying about things that most children do not think of, such as what might happen if there were a nuclear war, whether her house might burn down, or if someone might kidnap her. Her mother reports that she is a very “good” child who keeps her room clean and always remembers to feed her puppy. Both of her parents also agree that she is eager to please others, and her father notes that the tendency of the neighbor children to argue and fight might be contributing to her reluctance to play with them. June hates arguing. This little girl loves to paint and draw, and her parents believe her to be quite talented. She also has a vocabulary that is larger than that of most children her age, and a very active imagination. As long as she is not forced to interact with other children, she seems reasonably happy.


400 words min. NO PLAGIARISM. References and citations required.

Textbook reference: Howard S. Friedman and Miriam W. Schustack . (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research . (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Higher Education.