This portfolio development had considered the Big five forces of personality development to understand the factors that are required for my own development. The reason for using Big five forces is that it has been identified as an integrated framework that allows in understanding about a person’s normal personality. Meta-analytical studies on the Big five forces have revealed that there are certain deviations in the conclusions reached by researchers. For instance, the work of Leung and Bozionelos (2004) have shown that extroversion, conscientiousness and emotional stability have a strong positive correlation with effective leadership qualities but same cannot be said about the other two dimensions that namely agreeableness and openness.
From the results that have been obtained it can be argued that I have to develop on three main aspects of my personality namely neuroticism, extraversion and conscientiousness. Researchers have found out that development of neuroticism is directly related to development of emotional stability to handle stress. It has been observed that Extraversion is related to managing relationships with others in a smoother manner (Bartone, et al., 2009). Similarly, conscientiousness is related to being dependable and reliable for others. These findings are consistent with the findings of Judge & Ilies (2002) who had found that among the five factors of personality development it is extremely important to develop extroversion and conscientiousness.
I am an efficient worker yet I tend to lose focus at times of high stress. This can malign my reliability and dependability to some extent. My personal experiences have shown that I need to improve my understanding of cultural differences in a better manner. There have been instances in my life where I have been unable to perform under levels of high stress showing that I need to develop on my neuroticism. I have found that when I am