Event Title

Relationship between Personality Traits According to the "Big Five" Model and Alexithymia

Session

Psychology

Description

Alexithymia is a personality construct characterized by difficulties in identifying and describing subjective feelings, presenting a limited imaginative capacity and an outwardly oriented cognitive style. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between main personality dimensions according to Big Five and alexithymia. The sample of this study consisted of 401 participants aged over 18 years. The questionnaires used were the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R), to classify personality traits. Correlational analyzes showed that there is a strong negative association between alexithymia and neuroticism. A positive association was found between alexithymia and openness to experiences. However, no significant correlations resulted in the association between alexithymia and extraversion, conscientiousness and agreeableness. The practical implications of this study will be elaborated in the design and implementation of preventive programs in the context of mental health.

Session Chair

Edmond Dragoti, Denis Celcima

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 2:10 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 2:20 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.89

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Relationship between Personality Traits According to the "Big Five" Model and Alexithymia

Pristina, Kosovo

Alexithymia is a personality construct characterized by difficulties in identifying and describing subjective feelings, presenting a limited imaginative capacity and an outwardly oriented cognitive style. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between main personality dimensions according to Big Five and alexithymia. The sample of this study consisted of 401 participants aged over 18 years. The questionnaires used were the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R), to classify personality traits. Correlational analyzes showed that there is a strong negative association between alexithymia and neuroticism. A positive association was found between alexithymia and openness to experiences. However, no significant correlations resulted in the association between alexithymia and extraversion, conscientiousness and agreeableness. The practical implications of this study will be elaborated in the design and implementation of preventive programs in the context of mental health.