I’m curious about what people disagree with in the Big Five and related theories.
The main issue that comes to mind for me is its one-sidedness. Big Five sources tend to treat one side of each dimension as better than the other, and pay less attention to the weaknesses associated with the supposedly better side, or the strengths associated with the other side. The supposedly bad side of each dimension sometimes gets treated as simply lacking some good quality, even though there’s more to it than that.
What are your criticisms? Share and discuss.