Knowing Yourself and Others Through the Big Five Personality Traits

This course will teach you the Big Five personality traits and their facets. You'll use these to classify people into 32 types and analyze specific personality types from within those 32 from the point­of-view of working with such individuals.
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(63)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 25, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(63)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 25, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
Description

Knowing how to understand and analyze your own personality and of those around you will greatly help to lead a happy life and aim for career growth. That's where the big five personality traits help. The Big Five personality traits have been developed after decades of assessing and analyzing human behavior to break it down to the simplest and most logical form. Unlike other personality assessments, the Big Five do not need an arcane test and can be intuitively applied. In this course, Knowing Yourself and Others Through the Big Five Personality Traits, you'll learn how to get to know yourself and others through the big five personality traits. First, you'll discover the Big Five OCEAN traits and their facets. Next, you'll explore the traits that DO help in the workplace and those that DON'T. Finally, you'll learn a categorization of people into 32 types based on a simple yes-no classification along each trait and analyze of a few of the most interesting of those 32 personality types. By the end of this course, you'll understand how to use the knowledge of the Big Five personality traits to understand those around you, maybe even more importantly, to understand yourself.

About the author
About the author

A passionate video creator, Shreya is a Chartered Accountant (that's the Indian equivalent of a CPA) and has worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She really enjoys using videos as a medium for expressing herself - whether on dry, relatively technical topics (such as taxation!) or on more interesting topics such as professional development.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Shreya Shah and welcome to my course “Knowing Yourself and Others Through the Big Five Personality Traits”.

I am a founding member at a startup named Loonycorn. I have been interested in mindfulness for several years and believe it goes a long way in the road to a successful career.

Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do? Why each individual’s reactions to a situation are so different? Why motivations and urges are so individualistic? The answers to all these questions really comes down to one fact ­ that each individual has a unique personality. Knowing how to understand and analyze our own personality and of those around us will greatly help to lead a happy life and aim for career growth. That’s where the Big­5 Personality Traits help.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. The Big­Five OCEAN traits and their facets
  2. The traits that DO help in the workplace and those that DON’T
  3. How these traits link to factors behind motivation such as autonomy, mastery and a sense of purpose
  4. A Categorization of people into 32 types based on a simple yes­no classification along
  5. each trait
  6. An analysis of a few of the most interesting of those 32 personality types
By the end of this course you will understand how to use the knowledge of the Big­Five Personality traits to understand those around you ­and - maybe even more importantly - to understand yourself.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey ­ of “Knowing Yourself and Others Through the Big Five Personality Traits” course, at Pluralsight.