Conscientiousness

  • Adrian Furnham

Abstract

Personality psychologists have identified five distinct personality traits, all independent of one another, that help explain (non-tautologically) work, social, and health behaviors. Some of these traits are used extensively in everyday language — like extraversion — and used descriptively accurately although few people understand the biological basis of traits. Some traits, like neuroticism, are powerfully associated with a very specific range of behaviors like health and help-seeking.

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© Adrian Furnham 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Furnham
    • 1
  1. 1.BloomsburyLondonEngland

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