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What is a Personality Trait and 8 best Personality Traits

A Personality trait is a distinguishing attribute or quality, typically one belonging to a person. It can be a genetically determined characteristic. Some synonyms for the word “trait” are attributes, characteristics, features, particularity, and quality, etc. So, now you can define better that;

What is a Personality Trait?

Thousands of Personality Traits listed by Gordon Allport:

Psychologist Gordon Allport categorized these Personality Traits Theory and created a list of more than 4,000 personality traits. He grouped these traits into three major categories:

Cardinal Traits:

Cardinal traits are those that are so dominant that they are expressed across situations and various parts of a person’s life. These traits are considered rarely.

Central Traits:

Central traits are the core traits that tend to remain relatively stable throughout a persons’ life. Many trait theories of personality focus on these traits. These central traits serve as the “building blocks” of any personality.

Secondary Traits:

Secondary characteristics are those that emerge in certain situations. These can be inconsistent and may not remain stable over time.

What is a personality trait 
8 best personality traits

So, Here are The 7 Habits of Successful People.

In this blog post, we are going to explore Eight Personality traits. These eight personality traits are considered helping a person to become a distinguished personality and enhance the characteristic to an extended level. So, here are the eight most observed personality traits of highly effective people.

1. Self-regulation:

Self-regulation is the ability to scrutinize and manage your energy, emotions, and behaviors in an acceptable way and produce positive results such as well-being, learning, and loving relationships. Moreover, it helps you manage your emotions successfully. Managing your emotions successfully means you’ll be able to react to negative situations sensibly rather than emotionally. In other words, taking time to think before you act is the first step towards success in any area of your life.

2. Resilience:

Resilient people love to take risks and try new things in their personal as well as in practical business lives. They’re not afraid of failures because they know how to handle situations gently. Intelligence is admirable, but being unable to handle things going wrong is not rather than surrendering to failure. Resilient people accept that something didn’t work and go about finding a different and successful solution. Here are the 7 Secrets of My Success in Life.

3. Growth mindset:

The growth mindset of a person is the sign of a higher Intelligence quotient. Trying new things in life can help in a productive mindset Growth. People with a growth mindset welcome challenges and setbacks with open arms. Not only do they fiercely believe in their ability to master whatever they turn their mind to, but they also outperform those without a growth mindset, even when they have a lower IQ (Intelligence quotient).

4. Empathy:

Thinking of others rather than yourself is one of the topmost traits of highly effective people. Wish what you love for others too. A sympathetic person is loved by everyone and accepted by every type of community. Moreover putting yourself on the same page as your clients or colleagues will enable you to build reports and reduce tension. Having empathy is the difference between saying “I understand your point of view and you’re wrong”, which will inevitably stop you in your tracks.

5. Passion:

Passion and motivation keep a vision alive and will never let you exhausted in any way. You always get what you are passionate about hard work and consistency. While knowledge is often a tremendous starting point and an unyielding passion is guaranteed to drive you towards success. However, pursuing something just because you’re good at it and not because you are passionate about it is unlikely to get you to the top. You might also like, How to be Successful in life?

6. Openness to experience:

Openness to experience is the need of the day. Technology is changing day by day and new inventions are revalorizing the digital world. The new inventions in technology require adoption. If you’re curious about how and why things work and are keen to uncover explanations, then you’re four times more likely to succeed than your closed-off friends and colleagues. This is partially due to the genuine excitement you feel when allowed to learn something new.

7. Conscientiousness:

Be conscientious in life to achieve something extra in life. Because normality can’t help you become an extraordinary personality. So, you need to be abnormal if you want to rock the world. Moreover, conscientious people are disciplined, complaint, and excellent at planning. Rather than assuming they are already gifted with everything they need to know, they conscientiously put the effort in to make sure that they do. Furthermore, this trait helps them become a glorious personality known worldwide. Here is How to Set Goals and get Real Time Success in Life.

8. Social Skills:

You live in a world where you need to pay attention to the surroundings. Improving social skills is essential and part of our day-to-day life. You can network, function in a team, and bring people together, all whilst remaining focused. Having social skills means more than just being friendly. While it means being emotionally capable to handle any critical situation. Having good social skills ultimately means success in every field of life.

What are the 5 big Personality Traits?

The 5 big personality traits are:

  • Openness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extra-version
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism
Big five Personality Traits

A complete description for big five Personality Traits is given here, What are the Personality Traits Big Five?

What are your views about the Personality Traits?

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39 Responses

  1. Lydia Potter says:

    That’s really neat!

  2. Sejal Sheth says:

    Wow! So cool! Thanks for sharing!

  3. That’s informative! Good one🙂

  4. ecohorizons says:

    I think that traits are not only inherited or built in but also built up through consistency in maling change in our state of being through actions and emotions coming out of divine love and joy …
    Epigenetics say that our genetics or DNA are not fixed and are not only change by the changing environment but also by our actions , food , thoughts , emotions and habits …

  5. Great analysis of traits! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very helpful thanks for sharing

  7. Informative. I love that you mentioned the secondary traits. We can always work on being a better person. 🙂

    • Rising Star says:

      Absolutely right Herry, it all depends on our inner power and goodwill. We can develope all types of personality Traits anytime and at any stage of life.

  8. Such a brainstorming post! It has me thinking lol

  9. Rising Star says:

    Ahhh, thank you so much Aditi for the honor and respect. I will definitely check your blog and will give you feedback. Have a wonderful blogging journey Aditi.

  10. Such an informative post. We love learning about personality and rely on it to improve our understanding of ourselves. Knowing these things really help a lot. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Great article. This is also called Type-8 Model, I believe. Like how you touched on the OCEAN model right at the end. Look forward to more!

    • Rising Star says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement and increasing my knowledge. I will try to publish a complete article on the OCEAN model. It was just a touch. Have a wonderful day.

  12. aruna3 says:

    Beautifully written about development of personality.i am agreed with your thought,dear Rising star!!

  13. Nice to Meet you here! Thanks for following me; I’m now following you. Appreciate your taking a new spin here on the same thing. Great post!
    Easy to follow and love the visuals!
    As for me, I’m a pieces so suppose to have my head in the sand with rose colored glasses who
    Floats in a pool all Day. I’m trying to get back to those days cuz I’ve trained myself so well to be so “successful”. See you
    More here-:)

  14. Love this post. I strive to have these qualities

    • Rising Star says:

      That’s nice to hear from you💯. Actually these are the qualities every good person should have to become successful in every field of life💐.
      Anyway, Thanks for being here and your encouragement🥂. It really means a lot🤗

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