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To identify different personality traits among teenagers To give recommendations to help teenagers create a balance in personality development. METHODS: This research is based on a cross sectional study conducted at Services Institute of Medical Sciences, catering to the freshmen of MBBS. The tenure for the research lasted 8 months starting March 2017- October 2017.The estimated target population accounted to 100 teenage students who were incorporated for the research through convenient sampling. Selection criteria for the chosen sample was based on their age, institute and mental well-being. Any student over and above 19 years, not enrolled in SIMS or suffering through any diagnosed psychiatric illness was excluded from the research sample. To evaluate results from the sample population a questionnaire was generated based on the Big 5 personality assessment scale. All data was registered on the computer after screening for any errors. Data analysis was done by Statistical package for social science version 17. RESULTS: In order to incorporate all factors effecting one's personality we collaborated 10 variables to be tested on a sample of 100 students.Each student from the sample was eligible to answer questions which helped us analyse that 70% of the students from the selected sample claimed to be talkative, where as 30 % were categorised as reserved, 25% of the lot said to bedepressed,32% affirmed to be helpful, 28% were said to be energetic, 31% said they were determined, 37% came out as moody, 34% were said to be ingenious whereas 31% were identified to beeasily distracted and 33%were stratified as politically liberal. CONCLUSION: In order to cater to the major personality traits in psychology we designed a questionnaire based on the BIG 5 personality assessment scale. We tested our target audience to analyse the factors that affect their general behaviour and attitude. The results we gathered from the selected sample were used to categorize the student's personality based on the OCEAN theory.

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