Document Type : Research Paper


Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Van/Turkiye,


Personality is one of the basic concepts of psychology. When the concept of personality is examined in the literature, it is very difficult to find a common definition for this concept. When research on personality development and definitions is examined, the definition made by Goldon W. Allport is generally used. According to Allport, personality is a dynamic organization of psycho-physical systems that constitute the structures of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors specific to an individual. To explain personality, there are many theories in the literature, each theory prefers a different starting point and produces different concepts. When the literature is examined, it is seen that there are many theories of personality. The Big Five Personality Theory is one of these theories. The purpose of this study is to discuss the similarities and differences between the Big Five personality traits and multicultural personality traits. In the study, both five-factor personality traits and multicultural personality traits were discussed, and similar and different aspects were tried to be put forward. According to the results of the study, it was concluded that the extroversion and social initiative, open-mindedness and openness to experience, neuroticism and emotional stability, conscientiousness and flexibility, agreeableness, and cultural empathy sub-dimensions have similar structures.