Monday, June 6, 2016
The Big Five Personality Test
Explore your personality with the highly respected Five Factor model (AKA the Big Five). You'll see how you stack up on 5 major dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, and Neuroticism.
The Big Five model of personality is widely considered to be the most robust way to describe personality differences. It is the basis of most modern personality research. This 50-question inventory is based on questionnaires used in professional research settings and will evaluate your personality on each of the Five Factors.
The Big Five was originally derived in the 1970's by two independent research teams -- Paul Costa and Robert McCrae (at the National Institutes of Health), and Warren Norman (at the University of Michigan)/Lewis Goldberg (at the University of Oregon) -- who took slightly different routes at arriving at the same results: most human personality traits can be boiled down to five broad dimensions of personality, regardless of language or culture. These five dimensions were derived by asking thousands of people hundreds of questions and then analyzing the data with a statistical procedure known as factor analysis. It is important to realize that the researchers did not set out to find five dimensions, but that five dimensions emerged from their analyses of the data. In scientific circles, the Big Five is now the most widely accepted and used model of personality. You may see slightly different versions of the test available online.
On the list of statements below, for each one out 50 questions, please mark how much you agree with then on the scale from 1 to 5, where
4=slightly agree and
For easy arrangement, print this page and mark your score near each question. Note that there are no "right" or "wrong" answers, but remember that you will not obtain meaningful results unless you answer the questions seriously. Elect the number that most closely reflects you on each statement. Take your time and consider each statement carefully, however, do not make it as full-day project. The task usually takes up to 15 minutes to complete.
1. Am the life of the party.
2. Feel little concern for others.
3. Am always prepared.
4. Get stressed out easily.
5. Have a rich vocabulary.
6. Don't talk a lot.
7. Am interested in people.
8. Leave my belongings around.
9. Am relaxed most of the time.
10. Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
11. Feel comfortable around people.
12. Insult people.
13. Pay attention to details.
14. Worry about things.
15. Have a vivid imagination.
16. Keep in the background.
17. Sympathize with others' feelings.
18. Make a mess of things.
19. Seldom feel blue.
20. Am not interested in abstract ideas.
21. Start conversations.
22. Am not interested in other people's problems.
23. Get chores done right away.
24. Am easily disturbed.
25. Have excellent ideas.
26. Have little to say.
27. Have a soft heart.
28. Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
29. Get upset easily.
30. Do not have a good imagination.
31. Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
32. Am not really interested in others.
33. Like order.
34. Change my mood a lot.
35. Am quick to understand things.
36. Don't like to draw attention to myself.
37. Take time out for others.
38. Shirk my duties.
39. Have frequent mood swings.
40. Use difficult words.
41. Don't mind being the center of attention.
42. Feel others' emotions.
43. Follow a schedule.
44. Get irritated easily.
45. Spend time reflecting on things.
46. Am quiet around strangers.
47. Make people feel at ease.
48. I am exacting in my work.
49. Often feel blue.
50. Am full of ideas.
Calculate the scores as per each dimension and get your personal results. Be careful with entering the right answers to the correct lines, otherwise your results will be far away from the truth.
E = 20 + (1) __ - (6) __ + (11) __ - (16) __ + (21) __ - (26) __ + (31) __ - (36) __ + (41) __ - (46) __ = ____
A = 14 - (2) __ + (7) __ - (12) __ + (17) __ - (22) __ + (27) __ - (32) __+ (37) __ + (42) __ + (47) __ = ____
C = 14 + (3) __ - (8) __ + (13) __ - (18) __ + (23) __ - (28) __ + (33) __ - (38) __ + (43) __ + (48) __ = ____
N = 38 - (4) __ + (9) __ - (14) __ + (19) __ - (24) __ - (29) __ - (34) __ - (39) __ - (44) __ - (49) __ = ____
O = 8 + (5) __ - (10) __ + (15) __ - (20) __ + (25) __ - (30) __ + (35) __ + (40) __ + (45) __ + (50) __ = ____
The scores you calculate should be between zero and forty. Below is a description of each trait.
Openness to experience: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious)
Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety a person has. It is also described as the extent to which a person is imaginative or independent, and depicts a personal preference for a variety of activities over a strict routine. High openness can be perceived as unpredictability or lack of focus. Moreover, individuals with high openness are said to pursue self-actualization specifically by seeking out intense, euphoric experiences, such as skydiving, living abroad, gambling, et cetera. Conversely, those with low openness seek to gain fulfillment through perseverance, and are characterized as pragmatic and data-driven—sometimes even perceived to be dogmatic and closed-minded. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret and contextualize the openness factor.
Conscientiousness: (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless)
A tendency to be organized and dependable, show self-discipline, act dutifully, aim for achievement, and prefer planned rather than spontaneous behavior. High conscientiousness is often perceived as stubborn and obsessive. Low conscientiousness is flexible and spontaneous, but can be perceived as sloppy and unreliable.
Extraversion: (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved)
Energy, positive emotions, assurgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness. High extraversion is often perceived as attention-seeking, and domineering. Low extraversion causes a reserved, reflective personality, which can be perceived as aloof or self-absorbed.
Agreeableness: (friendly/compassionate vs. analytical/detached)
A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others. It is also a measure of one's trusting and helpful nature, and whether a person is generally well-tempered or not. High agreeableness is often seen as naive or submissive. Low agreeableness personalities are often competitive or challenging people, which can be seen as argumentative or untrustworthy.
Neuroticism: (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident)
The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and vulnerability. Neuroticism also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control and is sometimes referred to by its low pole, "emotional stability". A high need for stability manifests as a stable and calm personality, but can be seen as uninspiring and unconcerned. A low need for stability causes a reactive and excitable personality, often very dynamic individuals, but they can be perceived as unstable or insecure.
All people are different, but there are some common traits and dependencies. Below is a graph of how other people scored when test was offered on the internet.
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Posted by Michael Pekker at 11:37 PM