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Why New Girl Is About The 5 Personality Traits

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality.

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Neuroticism is the tendency to be in a negative state for long periods of time. Neuroticism is related to feelings as anxiety, anger, envy, guilt, and depressed mood, which Nick Miller has probably shown in every single episode. Between the crying video he made after breaking up with Caroline, being overly anxious about Jess’s graphic creative writing student and about his body after Jess laughed at him naked, being so depressed he went through a “tomato” phase, his anger at pull only doors and pretty much everything.

Conscientiousness is the personality trait that is defined as being thorough, careful, or vigilant; it implies a desire to do a task well. They exhibit a tendency to show self-discipline and aim for achievement. The problem with Winston is that he displays these qualities in all the wrong places, like bells, reserving a table, pranks, and puzzles and this is the reason he can never really hold down a job.

Openness involves active imagination, aesthetic sensitivity, attentiveness to inner feelings, preference for variety, and intellectual curiosity. Schmidt has shown this by his fish Cece phase, ten year anniversary garden party with Nick, actually attempts to get cocaine for Winston, will basically wear anything even if he’s the office bitch, and will sleep with anyone showing no preference or type.

Agreeableness is a personality trait with characteristics that are perceived as kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate. People who score high on this dimension tend to believe that most people are honest, decent, and trustworthy. Jess has always shown to be far too trustworthy with their landlord, her creative writing student, and the guy in the parking lot who pulled out a gun. She is the most emotionally and is sympathetic even to the homeless man who sleeps on her car.

Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing. Cece is always shown this by doing most things in life herself. She dates various men who boss her around because she likes it, lives with random models she does not even know that much, doesn’t care about what anybody thinks and will always do something she knows is stupid for Jess. Whenever she is not with people from the loft she is always seen with someone new who you probably will not see again.

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