the big five


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the big five

hunting The biggest five mammals hunted for sport in Africa: leopards, lions, African buffaloes, rhinoceroses, and elephants. I made it a point to take down each of the big five before my trip to Africa was over. Governments across the African nations are introducing stronger laws to protect and preserve the so-called "big five" that are targets of game hunters and poachers alike.
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the big five

a name given by hunters to the five largest and most dangerous African mammals: rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard.
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Indeed, the sudden disintegration of the commercial world of the Big Five in the twentieth century might also take on a different appearance, perhaps suggesting other ways in which the families adapted to the pressures of economic competition, modernity, and high colonialism.
Dentre os principais instrumentos internacionais, pode-se citar o The California Psychological Inventory (Gough & Bradley, 1996); o The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1992), o The Big Five Inventory (John, Donahue, & Kentle, 1991; John & Srivastava, 1999), o Five-Factor Personality Inventory (Hendriks, Hofstee, & De Raad, 2002), o Hierarchical Personality Inventory for Children (Mervielde & De Fruyt, 2002), o Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (Paunonen & Ashton, 2002), o Traits Personality Questionnaire (Tsaousis, 2002) e o Big Five Marker Scales (Perugini & Di Blas, 2002).
Lippa and Connelly (1990), when investigating the relationship between gender and the Big Five personality dimensions, reported the strongest positive relationships were those between masculinity and openness to experience and extraversion, while the strongest negative relationship was between masculinity and neuroticism.
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The Big Five O is at the gates I suppose I'll have a whinge
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But that fact will be no cause for celebration among the Big Five and other ardent MDP supporters.