HOW THE BIG 5 PERSONALITY TRAITS CAN PREDICT YOUR DIVORCE

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Did you know that your personality can be broken down into what’s called the Big 5 personality traits? These traits are genetic traits that you were born with and although it’s not impossible, they can be very difficult to change once you become an adult. This is because there are two aspects to every human’s personality.

Those that were given to us by nature and those that were given to us by nurture. These big 5 personality traits are what nature intended for us and they have a very crucial role in picking a romantic partner that is going to turn into a successful relationship. Below is my outline on how the Big 5 personality traits can predict your relationship success.

HOW THE BIG 5 PERSONALITY TRAITS CAN PREDICT YOUR DIVORCE

First and foremost, it is important to understand each trait and what they mean. All five traits can easily be remembered with the acronym OCEAN, which stands for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. Each of these traits also has a polar opposite and your dominant traits will land somewhere along the spectrum of these traits and their polar opposite. Here is a chart so that you can see each personality trait’s spectrum.

YOU ARE NOT ONE TRAIT OR THE OTHER

Before I dive into the five traits in detail, it is important to note that these traits represent the extremes. You cannot say you are “Open to experience” and not “traditional” because that simply isn’t true. You have a little bit of both of these traits in your personality, but you will lean towards one more than the other. No one will ever (or very very rarely?) be 100% one trait.

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