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Personality Trait Dimensions

Explain what you believe to be the influences that produce a high or a low rate on each of the personality traits dimensions (Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Openness) and describe how and why that could impact one cognitive and social development.

Also, discuss if you think personality traits can change over a period of 10 years, and explain any changes that can occur.

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem you are asking for help in putting together an answer to the question you have set in the post with regards to dimensions of personality traits and their impact on development. To answer this best, I think it would be best to have an outline to guide the way you structure your discussion. I suggest:

1. Personality Trait Dimensions - What are they? Discuss each and explain what influences the high and low rates on each.
2. Impact on cognitive and social development.
3. Change of personality traits over the years - possible?

This outline is simple but should group ideas together as is required. You can use the listed resources if you need further information. Good luck with your studies.

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Personality Trait Dimensions

In the study of psychology, one of the basic fundamentals we learn are the personality traits structure, factors known as the 'Big 5' because they make up the main elements of personality and each of them is used to describe human personality and establish the relationship between personality and behavior. Introduced as a framework in 1992 by Costa and McCrae, what these fundamentals did is create a framework in which to describe and compare personality. These dimensions are as follows:

1. Openness (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious) - This factor involves the manner in which human beings use their imagination, sensitivity, attentive ears to inner feelings, preferences and knowledge curiosity. The high rating of openness is generally indicative of the individual being open to new experiences and new ideas while low ratings ...

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