Sunday, January 2, 2011

Myself, Psychologically

Do you really want to find out about what someone is really like, internally?  Psychologists who study personality have agreed that the Big Five measures of personality are the five most important dimensions.  To get a rough assessment of yourself on these five dimensions, you can go to this web site:

The five major dimensions of human personality are these:  Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.  Collectively, they are often referred to as the OCEAN model of personality, because of the acronym from the names of the five dimensions.  Here's a specific description of each, with my results. 

Openness to Experience/Intellect -- High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.
You enjoy having novel experiences and seeing things in new ways. (Your percentile: 90)

Conscientiousness -- High scorers tend to be reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined, careful; Low scorers tend to be disorganized, undependable, negligent.
You are very well-organized, and can be relied upon. (Your percentile: 86)

Extraversion -- High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative; Low scorers tend to be introverted, reserved, inhibited, quiet.
You tend to shy away from social situations. (Your percentile: 22)

Agreeableness -- High scorers tend to be good natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous; Low scorers tend to be critical, rude, harsh, callous.
You are good-natured, courteous, and supportive. (Your percentile: 97)

Neuroticism -- High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying; Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.
You tend to become anxious or nervous. (Your percentile: 66) 

Therefore, if you want to find me, look for a shy, nervous, agreeable girl in her 20's, with sometimes a stick up her ass!


bakku-shan said...

This is quite applaudable.

Anonymous said...

I took that test, and came out at th 40th percentile on conscientiousness and 65th on Agreeableness. Was that okay?