Table 1.

Dispositional Tendencies Within 5 Factor Model (FFM) Personality Factors

FFM FactorDispositional TendenciesExample Personality Questionnaire Items
a Reverse scored items.
AgreeablenessCooperative, compassionateI make people feel at ease.
I sympathize with others’ feelings.
I take time out for others.
I am not interested in others people’s problems.a
I am not really interested in others.a
ConscientiousnessPainstaking, careful, planning, achievement-drivenI am always prepared.
I am exacting in my work.
I follow a schedule.
I get chores done right away.
I like order.
ExtraversionStimulation seeking, tendency to experience positive emotions, sociableI feel comfortable around people.
I start conversations.
I talk to a lot of different people at parties.
I am quiet around strangers.a
I laugh a lot.
NeuroticismTendency to experience negative emotionsI am easily disturbed.
I change my mood a lot.
I get irritated easily.
I get stressed out easily.
I get upset easily.
OpennessExplore new ideas and experiences, intellectually curiousI have a vivid imagination.
I have excellent ideas.
I spend time reflecting on things.
I use difficult words.
I am not interested in abstract ideas.a