One popular way to measure personality traits is known as the Big Five (also referred to by the mnemonics CANOE or OCEAN): openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
By adding a travel-focussed content layer to the feedback provided on the big five personality traits -- openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
-- the matchmaker app can reveal the user's holidaymaker profile, recommend their perfect travel destination, suggest activities to do when they get there as well as suggest their most and least compatible co-traveller types.
Personality expert Dr Adam Perkins, from King's College London, said: "We're still a long way off from fully explaining neuroticism
, and we're not offering all of the answers, but we hope that our new theory will help people make sense of their own experiences, and show that although being highly neurotic is by definition unpleasant, it also has creative benefits.
is one of the "big five" personality traits recognised by psychologists, along with openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness.
2011) reports that adolescent and adult males with antisocial personality disorder are consistently identified by low agreeableness, low conscientiousness, and to a lesser extent high neuroticism
These lead to psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, neuroticism
, obsessive behavior, and an irrational fear of people and other animals.
In addition, conscientiousness and neuroticism
were found to be positively correlated with academic performance, while the extraversion trait was found to be negatively correlated with academic performance.
Analysis showed higher scores in openness to experience and lower scores in neuroticism
for participants at the more advanced levels of moral development.
The study measured what psychologists call the 'Big Five' personality traits - openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
- plus self-esteem and narcissism.
The "big five" psychological traits were measured in more than 86,000 volunteers: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
Self-reported scores were provided for the five big psychological traits openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
The subjects' self-reported personality scores showed where they stood in terms of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism
-- the five major personality traits.