Define Conscientiousness...

The personality factor that reflects the amount someone influences control, regulation, and direction of impulses, their tendency to show initiative and self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement, and preference for planned rather than spontaneous behavior. Conscientiousness has these facets: Dutifulness, Order, Achievement Striving, Self-Discipline, Deliberation, and Competence. 

Plum measures two dominate aspects of Conscientiousness: Industriousness and Orderliness

Statements on the Spectrum of Conscientiousness:

High Conscientiousness

  • I am always prepared.
  • I pay attention to details.
  • I get chores done right away.
  • I like order.
  • I follow a schedule.
  • I am exacting in my work.

Low Conscientiousness

  • I leave my belongings around.
  • I make a mess of things.
  • I often forget to put things back in place.
  • I shirk my duties.

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