Big Five Personality Questionnaire & Describe Me

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Raw Percentage
OpennessSelf-Rating
88%
Friends' Rating
75%
ConscientiousnessSelf-Rating
54%
Friends' Rating
38%
ExtraversionSelf-Rating
61%
Friends' Rating
31%
AgreeablenessSelf-Rating
78%
Friends' Rating
38%
NeuroticismSelf-Rating
46%
Friends' Rating
69%

Last updated: 12 March 2009

2 friend ratings so far Answered 100/336 questions

Trait Explanations

In order to interpret your raw percentages, they were compared to the first 350,000 people to complete the full MyPersonality Big Five questionnaire. This allows the way that you described yourself to be put in the context of how other people respond to the questionnaire. You should remember that there are no fundamentally good or bad personalities, as each trait description has potential advantages and disadvantages.

Openness

This trait refers to the extent to which you prefer novelty versus convention. Approximately 88.5% of respondents have a lower openness raw percentage than yours. From the way you answered the questions, you seem to describe yourself as someone who is far more intellectually curious and sensitive to beauty than most. You might say that your beliefs are individualistic and frequently drift towards the unconventional, and that you enjoy your imagination and the exciting places it takes you! However, your friends' descriptions suggest that they think that you are more conventional than you realise, and that they think that you prefer stability more than you think.

Conscientiousness

This trait refers to the extent to which you prefer an organised, or a flexible, approach in life. Approximately 30.8% of respondents have a lower conscientiousness raw percentage than yours. From the way you answered the questions, you seem to describe yourself as someone who is spontaneous and fun, and that you like to do unexpected things that make life that bit more interesting. You might say that you aren't completely unreliable, but you've been known to slip up on occasion. However, your friends' descriptions suggest that they see you as someone who is less prepared than you think, and that they think that you're more spontaneous and fun.

Extraversion

This trait refers to the extent to which you enjoy company, and seek excitement and stimulation. Approximately 46% of respondents have a lower extraversion raw percentage than yours. From the way you answered the questions, you seem to describe yourself as someone who enjoys and actively seeks out social occasions, but would say that they're not everything. You might say that sometimes it is nice to step back for a while and have a quiet night in. However, your friends' descriptions suggest that they consider you to be far less outgoing than you realise. They think that you prefer to keep in the background more than you rate yourself to.

Agreeableness

This trait refers to the way you express your opinions and manage relationships. Approximately 84.1% of respondents have a lower agreeableness raw percentage than yours. From the way you answered the questions, you seem to describe yourself as someone who people get along with easily. Your responses suggest that you would say you are considerate and friendly, and think that other people are generally honest and decent. However, your friends' descriptions suggest that they regard you as far less easy to get on with than you say you are. You seem to come off less willing to compromise than you think you do.

Neuroticism (Emotional Stability)

This trait refers to the way you cope with, and respond to, life's demands. Approximately 58% of respondents have a lower neuroticism raw percentage than yours. From the way you answered the questions, you seem to describe yourself as someone who is generally calm. Based on your responses, you come across as someone who can feel emotional or stressed out by some experiences, however your feelings tend to be warranted by the situation. However, your friends' descriptions suggest that they feel that you are less emotionally stable than you think. You project yourself as someone who gets stressed out by things more easily than you realise.

Jungian Typology Estimate

Research has found that the Big Five personality traits are significantly related to Jungian Typology (e.g. the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). This is a popular alternative personality framework regularly used for personal development, in which Types are used rather than Traits. Based on your Big Five trait scores, your estimated Type is shown below.

INFP

Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

INFPs focus much of their energy on an inner world dominated by intense feeling and deeply held ethics. They seek an external life that is in keeping with these values. Loyal to the people and causes important to them, INFPs can quickly spot opportunities to implement their ideals. They are curious to understand those around them, and so are accepting and flexible except when their values are threatened. They have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything.

Your friend ratings disagree with this, suggesting that they view you as an ISTP
(Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving).

ISTPs excel at analyzing situations to reach the heart of a problem so that they can swiftly implement a functional repair, making them ideally suited to the field of engineering. Naturally quiet people, they are interested in understanding how systems operate, focusing on efficient operation and structure. They are open to new information and approaches. But contrary to their seemingly quiet and detached natures, ISTPs are often capable of humorously insightful observations about the world around them, and can be closet daredevils who live on the edge by gravitating toward fast-moving or risky hobbies. ISTPs tend to save their energy until they see a project worthy of their time, and then they launch themselves at it.

Personality Matches

MyPersonality has found that the Big Five traits are related to various life behaviours and choices.

Please bear in mind that these are very specific matches. Few tests will even try to give such specific information, so cut us some slack if it is not perfect for you! :-)

Match:

Based solely on your personality trait scores, the top three closest college major matches for your personality (out of 60 majors and "undecided") are:

(Click to view your full ranked list and reason why major matches your personality)

#1 Psychology

#2 Sociology

#3 Anthropology

My Star Sign Personality?

You have a true Capricorn personality!

The Capricorn personality is described on the one hand as conservative, traditional and conventional, but on the other hand they will "try unusual approaches on their road to success", which overall still suggests a slightly below-average openness trait score. However, your openness score is above average.

It is also described as disciplined, hard-working, persevering and even as a "borderline workaholic", suggesting a very high conscientiousness trait score, however, your conscientiousness trait score is actually below average.

The Capricorn personality says little about how outgoing its members are, suffice to say that they are not "dull" or "gloomy", suggesting an average extraversion trait score. You do indeed have a close to average extraversion score.

The Capricorn personality can be "relied upon to provide the strongest and most sympathetic pair of shoulders", suggesting an above average agreeableness trait score, which is about right.

Nothing either way is said about emotional stability, so an average neuroticism trait score is assumed. Indeed, your neuroticism trait score is about average.

Overall therefore, your star sign has accurately predicted 3 out of 5 traits, which means that you are just about a true Capricorn!

Psych Quiz

Your Score: 70%
69 out of 61 Questions Answered
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Sensational Interests Questionnaire

Your responses were compared to a comparison group of other Facebook users who have completed the SIQ. The feedback below is based on this comparison.

Militarism:
Your score is higher than 0.8% of the comparison group. This indicates that you would say you much prefer calm, unaggressive and co-operative interests, you hippie!
Violent Occultism:
Your score is higher than 11.5% of the comparison group. This indicates that you would say you are interested in different kinds of lifestyles, and take a balanced approach to violence and the supernatural.
Intellectual Activities:
Your score is higher than 61.8% of the comparison group. This indicates that you would say you enjoy activities that involve thinking, but you can enjoy life's simple mindless pleasures too.
Credulousness:
Your score is higher than 21% of the comparison group. This indicates that you would say you believe some things without good evidence, but you'd much prefer it if possible.
Wholesome Interests:
Your score is higher than 11.5% of the comparison group. This indicates that you would say you enjoy a mixture of activities, some are well-lived, but some are... a bit unwholesome!

Satisfaction With Life Scale

Your result on the scale was compared to the score definitions set out by the test in order to determine your feedback.

25 - 29 High score; very satisfied

Individuals who score in this range like their lives and feel that things are going well. Of course their lives are not perfect, but they feel that things are mostly good. Furthermore, just because the person is satisfied does not mean she or he is complacent. In fact, growth and challenge might be part of the reason the respondent is satisfied. For most people in this high-scoring range, life is enjoyable, and the major domains of life are going well - work or school, family, friends, leisure, and personal development. The person may draw motivation from the areas of dissatisfaction.

Openness

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. It distinguishes flexible but sometimes disorganised people from more organised but sometimes perfectionist or pedantic people.

Extraversion

Extraversion (also extroversion) is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Agreeableness

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony. It distinguishes people who prefer competition versus those who prefer co-operation.

Neuroticism

Neuroticism, also known inversely as Emotional Stability, refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions. It distinguishes people who generally feel relaxed but at extremes be described as "emotionally flat" from those who are more in touch with their emotions but consequently sometimes feel stressed and anxious.

Extraversion vs. Introversion

People with a preference for Extraversion draw energy from action: they tend to act, then reflect, then act further. If they are inactive, their level of energy and motivation tends to decline. Conversely, those whose preference is Introversion become less energized as they act: they prefer to reflect, then act, then reflect again. People with Introversion preferences need time out to reflect in order to rebuild energy. The Introvert's flow is directed inward toward concepts and ideas and the Extravert's is directed outward towards people and objects. There are several contrasting characteristics between Extraverts and Introverts: Extraverts desire breadth and are action-oriented, while introverts seek depth and are thought-oriented.

Intuition vs. Sensing

Sensing and iNtuition are the information-gathering (Perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. Individuals who prefer Sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches that seem to come out of nowhere. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer iNtuition tend to trust information that is more abstract or theoretical, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. They tend to trust those flashes of insight that seem to bubble up from the unconscious mind. The meaning is in how the data relates to the pattern or theory.

Thinking vs. Feeling

hinking and Feeling are the decision-making (Judging) functions. The Thinking and Feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on the data received from their information-gathering functions (Sensing or iNtuition). Those who prefer Feeling tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved. Those who prefer Thinking tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules.

Judging vs. Perceiving

Types with a preference for Judging show the world their preferred Judging function (Thinking vs. Feeling). So TJ types tend to appear to the world as logical, and FJ types as empathetic. Judging types prefer to have matters settled. Those types ending in P show the world their preferred Perceiving function (Sensing vs. iNtuition). So SP types tend to appear to the world as concrete and NP types as abstract. Perceiving types prefer to keep decisions open.

What the Raw Percentage means

This is your raw score out of 100. Scores higher than 50 percent are not necessarily above average. Your raw percentages are compared to other users' raw percentages, and then the comparative percentiles are given in the description below.