Although it might feel like leaders are going in circles because of the many theories and models available to them, they provide valuable insights into the current state of leadership. To reach professional results in an ever-changing society, leaders need to use these models. The 5-Factor Model is the most widely used psycho-leadership model. It has five variables: openness to experiment, conscientiousness extraversion agreeableness and neuroticism.
Researchers are now focusing on the connection between leader characteristics and employee happiness. Many studies show that effectiveness is not dependent on what a person accomplishes, but how they approach it. The elements are a continuous continuum. Leaders can move from one level of the organization to another depending on how they approach self-discovery.
High-scoring leaders are open and curious, imaginative, creative, innovative, with high interest, and have an emotional rich life. Low scoring ones, on the other hand, tend to be narrow in their interests and not to accept new ideas. Leaders who are high-conscientious have the ability to be self-responsible, disciplined and responsible. Low-conscientious leaders tend to show carelessness in personal affairs and have vague life goals (Dye 2018, 2018). Highly extroverted leaders tend to be friendly and conversational and have a natural need for stimulation. Their introvert counterparts are more serious and want solitude.
Higher agreeableness scores indicate that they are altruistic, compassionate, generous, and have good intentions and trust. Negative leaders tend to be cynical, hostile, and have a narrow outlook. Extremely neurotic clients can be emotionally sensitive and easily upset, as well as having frequent emotional outbursts. Dye (2018). Leaders who are less neurotic tend to be more composed and can remain emotionally calm even under high pressure situations. In light of this explanation, the presentation of personality traits from the Big Five model by leaders is restricted by the influence of many factors, including environmental, emotional, and inherited.