JOURNAL CECILIA WILLIAMSON
The results of the scores for openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (OCEAN) reveal significant factors about my personality trait. Firstly my openness score shows that I am moderately open. This implies that I am likely to be curious about different things and be interested in exploring them. Subsequently, I may manifest high levels of creativity and solve issues using innovation. This means that when faced with challenges, I can use critical thinking skills to resolve them (Ziegler et al., 2019). Subsequently, I am moderately conscientious. This shows that I am an individual who strives to achieve my goals by planning my activities well and practicing self-discipline. For example, when I purpose to do something, I ensure that I complete it even when challenges arise along the way. My test scores also show other significant traits that I possess. It indicates average extroversion, which implies that I am a sociable person who seamlessly interacts with other individuals. It is a critical trait that has determined my action and response to different individuals. For example, I easily make friends, even with individuals I have not met before. The scores also show that I am highly agreeable. This implies that I can easily empathize with other individuals when faced with difficulties (Ziegler et al., 2019). Subsequently, I am always eager to cooperate with other individuals in activities that require teamwork. I am also manifest mild neuroticism, meaning that sometimes I may be affected by negative emotions. For example, I get easily angry when someone does something that I find inappropriate. My personality is also primarily influenced by the way my mind works. My curiosity about different things makes me highly alert. Therefore, I explore things comprehensively and quickly notice small details that others ignore. For example, when buying products, I look at them carefully and promptly detect any anomalies in their structures. My personality is also influenced by the things that I value. For instance, I am highly compassionate; hence I empathize with the problems that other people experience. Despite the distinctiveness of my personality, I can easily communicate with individuals with opposite traits. For example, I can easily interact with a quiet person. This is because my characteristics include being an extrovert, making me a friendly person who can easily interact with others. Subsequently, my openness makes me curious hence I can easily create conversations by asking many questions. Therefore, even though the other individual may not be talkative, my inquisitiveness and the ability to creatively make people respond to me may help me develop constructive conversations (Bakker et al., 2019). This trait is significant, especially when performing roles such as mediating during negotiations. It helps in promoting productive interactions that elicit positive results. I can easily communicate with individuals who lack conscientiousness. My personality, such as high levels of self-discipline and being highly focused on achieving my goals, will help me communicate effectively with individuals who lack the same traits. For example, my talkativeness will help me converse with the individuals and help them conceptualize why their actions, such as lack of discipline and focus, are undesirable. As a result, I can help improve their behaviors (Bakker et al., 2019). Further, as an agreeable person, I can easily communicate with people who are difficult to interact with in a workplace and work with them effectively. This is because some of my traits, such as cooperating with others adequately, will help ignore their negative attitudes and encourage positivity. In conclusion, the score that people get when they take the OCEAN test helps them know the different personality traits that they possess. The attributes help me understand my actions and reactions when dealing with other individuals. Subsequently, it helps me learn how to use the unique traits that I possess to enhance my experience while communicating with individuals who have characteristics opposite to mine.
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Ziegler, M., Horstmann, K. T., & Ziegler, J. (2019). Personality in situations: Going beyond the OCEAN and introducing the Situation Five. Psychological Assessment, 31(4), 567.