The Five-Factor Model: General Overview

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The article describes the five-factor model (FFM), giving an overview of its history, basic dimensions, cross-cultural research conducted on the model and highlights some practical studies based on the FFM, including the studies on job performance, leader performance and daily social interactions. An overview of the recent five-factor theory is also provided. According to the theory, the five factors are encoded in human genes, therefore it is almost impossible to change the basic factors themselves, but a person's behavior might be changed due to characteristic adaptations which do not alter personality dimensions, only a person's behavior.

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A A Vorobyeva

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Email: vorobiova_a@mail.ru <mailto:vorobiova_a@mail.ru>
; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

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