Personality psychologists have made strong progress toward a consensual hierarchical model of personality structure, built around the well-established 'Big Five' (neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness) and 'Big Three' (negative emotionality, positive emotionality, disinhibition versus constraint). At the superordinate level, these traits merge to form the 'Big Two,' and possibly a general factor of personality. At the lower order level, each of the Big Five domains may be broken down into aspects, and further into facets. We discuss the content of each structural level, as well as the location of several 'clinical traits' (self-criticism, perfectionism, anxiety sensitivity) within the personality structure.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Human Behavior|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Publisher||Elsevier- Hanley and Belfus Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|