Listening Task 3

 

Who are you really? The Puzzle of Personality

 

Task: Watch the Ted Talk and answer the following questions:

https://youtu.be/qYvXk_bqlBk?si=IqQKrvczFHPMn8E-

 

  1. Brian Little’s field of research is __________________________________________.
     
  2. The acronym “OCEAN” stands for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, _______________________________________ and Neuroticism.
     
  3. Extroversion and agreeableness are associated with __________________________________________________________________.
     
  4. Describe one characteristic behavior of extroverts mentioned in Brian Little’s lecture. __________________________________________________________________
     
  5. According to the lecturer, introverts and extroverts communicate by __________________________________________________________________.
     
  6. An example of a personal project mentioned by Brian Little is __________________________________________________________________.
     
  7. Free traits refer to enacting behaviors _______________________________________ to pursue core projects or goals in life.
     
  8. _______________________________________________ may lead to neglecting one's own needs and require periods of self-repair or solitude to recharge.

 

ANSWER KEY

1. Personality psychology.

2. OCEAN stands for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, describing dimensions of personality traits.

3. working well with people.

4. Extroverts seek stimulation and enjoy social encounters, parties, and loud noises.

5. Extroverts prefer direct, concrete language, while introverts use more complex, contextual language.

6. Acting out of character to break down barriers or achieve personal goals, such as advocating for a family member's medical needs.

7 Free traits refer to enacting behaviors contrary to one's typical personality to pursue core projects or goals in life.

8. Prolonged acting out of character may lead to neglecting one's own needs and require periods of self-repair or solitude to recharge.