I'm saying that the word "conscientiousness" could strike two people in opposite ways. Or any other word for that matter.What I am saying is that there are words that strike people as "good" (agreed not all people equally) and there are words that strike people as bad (again, not all people equally).
Job readiness predictor, eh? As someone who used to interview and hire, I ripped up their resume in front of their face to see how they would react. It provided many moments of amusement and revealed much about how a person thought. I wouldn't use any self-reporting instrument to hire anyone, but that's me.The Big Five is used in things like job readiness predictors, psychological evaluations for doing team building, and so on.
There doesn't have to be a single standard for the judging of those words.The fact remains, words have value judgement inherent in them.
How is it that one person can look at working on straight commission as the opportunity of a lifetime; to make as much money as they want. But another views straight commission as a lack of security and panic sets in at the prospect of not having a consistent, weekly salary? It doesn't matter what we're talking about, people can look at one word or two words and judge them differently. How about "risk-taker"? Someone might judge that as "bad," another as "good."
Which Big Five words do you view as "good"?My main point is that, based on how the Big Five was constructed (built on words), an inherent normative bias has taken root, where the "good" words clustered around the "good" end of the factors that were chosen.