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  • Openness to Experience. Do you like novelty or are you a creature of habit?
  • Conscientiousness. Are you aware of your obligations to others, and do you plan to do a good job of discharging them?
  • Extraversion. Not just how much company do you like: what is your overall energy level? (The neurological underpinnings of extraversion lie in your brain’s optimum state of arousal. You remember how cars used to have that line on their speedometers that indicated their engines worked most efficiently at 55 MPH? Our brains have one too. The higher it is, the more extraverted you are.)
  • Agreeableness. Do you tend to be kind and empathetic, or do you see life as a competition?
  • Neuroticism. How prone are you to negative ideation? Are you self-conscious, shy and prone to bad moods? (Note that this has nothing to do with positive ideation. Someone who is low on neuroticism has nerves of steel, but optimism comes from Extraversion, and someone who is low on both is calm but stoic.)

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