I asked Dalliard at Human Varieties about how “real” the Big Five personality factors were and he responded linking to a paper looking at the “facets” or sub-components of those factors. I thought folks might be curious what those facets are, so here goes.

EXTRAVERSION:
Gregariousness
Social confidence versus anxiety
Assertiveness

AGREEABLENESS:
Trustfulness versus cynicism
Compassion versus sensitivity
Humility versus arrogance

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS:
Industriousness
Orderliness
Self-discipline versus distractability

NEUROTOCISM:
Anxiety
Depresssion
Rumination
Irritability

OPENNESS:
Idealism versus conformity
Intellectualism
Adventurousness

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