The Big Five personality traits
, also known as the five factor model
(FFM), is a widely examined theory of five broad dimensions used by some psychologists
to describe the human personality
. The five factors have been defined as openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness,
. Acronyms to aid in remembering the five traits include OCEAN
. Beneath each proposed global factor, a number of correlated and more specific primary factors are claimed. For example, extraversion is said to include such related qualities as gregariousness, assertiveness, excitement seeking, warmth, activity, and positive emotions.