The Big Five Personality Traits Model

In the same way that a leader becomes more effective by understanding their team, a mob becomes more effective by understanding each other.

You likely already make extensive use of models to help understand the system architectures and processes within your industry. In this section, you’re going to use a model to better understand the people in the context of Mob Programming.

Before getting into this model it’s worth mentioning that not all models are equal. Unfortunately, some popular “personality models” were based on pseudoscience[29] and were fabricated with no scientific foundation, giving the reputable ones a bad name.

This, however, is not the case with the Big Five personality traits model. It has ...

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