An important aspect to healing is honesty with self. One way to understand ourselves is to understand our tendencies in terms of personality. Research and surveys of women who have struggled in relationships or career, have highlighted two key personality traits that they tend to score higher in. The two traits are: high Agreeableness and high Openness to Experience.
While these are beautiful traits and not to be ashamed of or changed, they
can cause us distress in relationships with others who are not respectful to our
needs and desires.
The 5 main personality traits that all humans possess include:
Openness to Experience
Extroversion vs. Introversion
Agreeableness vs. Disagreeableness
Click on the button below to take the personality test to know where you fall on the spectrum of the “Big 5” so that it can help you understand your tendencies in relationships and help you grow to be a better version of yourself. An individualized, research validated overview of your personality traits will be generated after taking this short, 5 minute Personality Test.
OCEAN- the BIG 5 Personality Traits
University of Cambridge 20-item Short Form Personality Test
Donnellan, M.B., Oswald, F.L., Baird, B.M., & Lucas, R.E. (2006). The mini-IPIP scales: Tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality. Psychological Assessment, 18, 192-203
If you do end up scoring high on either Agreeableness or Openness to Experience, plus believe that you have a tendency toward low Self Worth/Self Esteem, please keep in mind that you are going to need to make a dedicated effort to surrounding yourself with positive people, pausing and asking yourself “what you need,” and ensuring the principles of SheWorth are applied in your daily life.