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Table 1 Big Five personality traits and associated characteristics (adapted from Dawson and Thompson, 2017)

From: Evaluation of a coaching workshop for the management of veterinary nursing students’ OSCE-associated test anxiety

Trait Characteristics
Extraversion Warmth, gregariousness, assertiveness, activity, excitement seeking, positive emotions
Agreeableness Trust, straightforwardness, altruism, compliance, modesty, tender-mindedness
Conscientiousness Competence, order, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-discipline, deliberation
Neuroticism Anxiety, anger, hostility, depression, self-consciousness, impulsiveness, vulnerability
Openness Fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas, values