Innocent and budding young school kids must be taught to inculcate good habits in their very early age. They should practice it regularly and make them habitual. These good actions will definitely reward them at least in a long run. When students start achieving, they are confident with high self-esteem. For a student to be successful in life, he should believe in himself and fully aware that he is responsible for his life. He must gradually learn to manage himself and be interdependent. Here, we shall discuss about the student’s personality and their achievement.

The Five-Factor Model of Personality

The Five-Factor Model of Personality (also known as “The Big Five”) elevates personality theory to one of the most reliable areas of psychology in terms of consistent findings. As a result, there is much that teachers can learn from current personality theory to teach more effectively.

This model consists of five personality traits:

5 personality traits

EXTRAVERSION

Generally, introverts may be quieter. And, seem less confident than their extravert classmates. Their in-depth thinking and careful analysis can be beneficial. While extraverts often get things done in almost no time with accurate details.

OPENNESS

Curiosity is linked to the trait of openness. It has been found to increase motivation and performance, as well as reducing fear of failure.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

They are efficient and organized. It refers to the personality trait of being careful or diligent.

AGREEABLENESS

Introverts score highly on measures of agreeableness. The downside for introverts arises at this point of time, which tend to make it easy for people to take advantage of them.

NEUROTICISM

It’s generally believed that these traits are heritable and remain pretty stable over time. Meanwhile, low emotional stability (or neuroticism) is perhaps the biggest hindrance to academic achievement, at least in terms of personality. Students who are prone to worry and anxiety come across additional barriers to learning. Anxiety can impact not only confidence but also our ability to cope with setbacks, meaning that anxious students display lower levels of academic performance. In addition, anxiety can make it harder to concentrate on the task in hand.

So, we can help our students to coach them to suspend traits in order to complete a specific task or we can help them to change their behavior, even if it’s temporary. There are three main ways to accomplish this.

  1. Identify a niche

Students should always be encouraged to experience life beyond their normal limits, but sometimes it’s more practical for them to play to their strengths. For example, is it vital that the anxious introvert stands in front of the whole class to give a presentation? Sometimes we need to think about the utility of the task.

  1. Use goals

Setting and implementing goals can encourage us to behave in ways that are more conducive to success. This is more effective when goals are broken down into smaller sub-goals.

  1. Nurture curiosity

Curiosity is linked to the trait of openness. It has been found to increase motivation and performance, as well as reducing fear of failure.

Recent research shows that the key to curiosity appears to be discovering that what we thought we knew isn’t accurate, suggesting that we can nurture it by interrogating current knowledge.