An introduction to the five-factor model and its applications.

@article{McCrae1992AnIT,
  title={An introduction to the five-factor model and its applications.},
  author={Rod McCrae and Oliver P. John},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={1992},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          175-215
        }
}
The five-factor model of personality is a hierarchical organization of personality traits in terms of five basic dimensions: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. Research using both natural language adjectives and theoretically based personality questionnaires supports the comprehensiveness of the model and its applicability across observers and cultures. This article summarizes the history of the model and its supporting evidence; discusses… 
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