4 December Personality Traits My selection of traits presents a favorable picture ofmy personality and so does that of the three students who identified my personality traits. In fact, all of the three students have identified more positive traits in my personality than I myself have. They have not identified a single negative trait in my personality whereas I have identified many. Each of them has identified twenty positive traits in me whereas I have identified seventeen. Respectful is the most positive personality trait in me based on all the ratings.
Shy is the most negative trait in my personality based on all the ratings. This type of evaluation of personality is not an objective means of assessment of an individual’s traits. The evaluating students may be influenced by group think. Even if they are asked to evaluate independently, they may not identify the same traits in me if they are asked to make the evaluation at two different times. Their evaluation of my personality traits is very much influenced by their latest interaction with me. People tend to forget the past and more remember the latest behavior of an individual.
In addition to that, people often make biased evaluations about an individual that is either related to them or has been a friend or enemy to them in the past. However, when a personality trait is identified by three different people in the same individual, it means that the individual can be trusted to have that. However, such an evaluation should be verified by asking the same respondents to grade the same individual at different times.