The trait perspective relates to the specifics within a personality that make each unique and of its own. One test to analyze one's personality type is the MBTI. The MBTI asks a series of questions and based on the results of the questions a person is categorized into a combination of four letters.
After taking a small version of the MBTI, I was categorized as an ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception). Someone categorized as such is very observant and curious. I can be a part of situation and sit back and simply watch or I can dive in and satiate this craving of curiosity.
As I grow and enter into my adult years I realize that my independency has never faltered in my being. From a young age until today I have prided myself on being very independent.
One can be described in thousands of different ways. The Big 5 is a system that clusters these different combinations into main ideas one can use to describe an individual. The five categories include: openness to experience, conscientious, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
After taking a Big 5 assessment, I tested in the middle of the road for openness to experience. Contrary to the results of the test I would like to think of myself as always open to try something new. I tested very high for conscientious, extraversion, and agreeableness. Before high school however, I was very shy and much more of an introvert than an extravert. Things change with time and this can maybe even include personality. As for neuroticism my results demonstrated strong compassion and care. Being one of the older children in my family I had an obligation to watch out for my younger siblings. I think this duty at such a young age created my character I am today.