We know that people don’t have common personalities. Some are quiet and passive; others are loud and aggressive. Some are relaxed; others are tense.
An extensive amount of research has identified five basic dimensions that explain the significant variation in human personality. These five factors are
• Extraversion—Are you an extravert (outgoing, sociable) or an introvert (reserved, timid)?
• Agreeableness—Are you highly agreeable (cooperative, trusting) or low (disagreeable, antagonistic)?
• Conscientiousness—Are you highly conscientious (responsible, organized) or low (unreliable, disorganized)?
• Emotional stability—Are you stable (calm, self-confident) or unstable (anxious, insecure)?