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Personality Profiling: Big Five Theory of Personality And Others

Personality Profiling

Write a 3+ page, double-spaced essay regarding:
1.Compare and contrast the Big Five Theory of Personality with Myers Briggs MBTI
2.Why is it important to understand personality types
3.What other personality assessments may be important (example: DISC)?
4.Should companies base their hiring practices on personality assessments? Why or why not?

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1.Myers Briggs MBTI and the Big Five Theory of Personality have several elements that are similar and several that are different. The Big Five Elements are Extroversion, Emotional Stability, Orderliness, Accommodation, and Intellect. The Myers Briggs MBTI has four dichotomies extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, and judging/perception. The Big Five Theory of Personality seeks to cover most aspects of personality. Big Five Theory of Personality does not give theories about what goes on in the minds of people. The Myers Briggs MBTI indicator is that it is a theory as well as an indicator of the personality types. Myers Briggs MBTI is based on the typology introduced by Carl Jung. It characterizes people by their attitude towards inner and outer world. The common points are that extraversion of the Big Five Theory of Personality correlates with extraversions of the Myers Briggs MBTI. The Myers Briggs MBTI is based on cognitive theory that explains basic personality traits as arising from differences in how we perceive and process information (1).

Big Five Theory of Personality is based on Lexical Hypothesis according to which important personality traits are available in natural language. The Big Five Theory of Personality researchers have scanned different words and collected all words that describe personality traits and then looked at which are used synonymously. The theoretical basis of Myers Briggs MBTI enables one to understand the world. The MBTI also gives the background of the theory. For example, it says that liberals score high on ...

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