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Is the five-factor model too reductionistic? Provide reasons in your response.

Discuss the role of nature and nurture in an individual with borderline personality disorder who experiences regular episodes of clinical depression.

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This solution describes the five factor model and its limitations. It also includes mention of borderline personality disorder and whether or not episodes of depression are cause by nature or nurture.

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The five-factor model was developed by contemporary personality psychologists who believed that human personality was made up solely of 5 dimensions: Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Intellect. I, like many others, do believe that this model is too reductionist as it cannot fully encompass every personality trait that exists amongst humans (e.g. ...

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