Monday, 3 October 2016
big five personality test
"the general consensus in academic psychology is that there are five fundamental personality traits. this model is assumed in most personality research, and is the basis of many of the most well regarded tests employed by psychologists who maintain close connections with academia. the "big five" tend to not be popular in consumer focused personality assessment or self-help because too many people the feedback of the model seems relatively basic. this test uses public domain scales from the international personality item pool."
"Factor I was labelled as Extroversion by the developers of the IPIP-BFFM. Factor I is sometimes given other names, such as Surgency or Positive Emotionality. Individuals who score high on Factor I one are outgoing and social. Individuals who score low tend to be shut ins."
"Factor II is labeled as Emotional Stability. Factor II is often referred to by other names, such as Neuroticism or Negative Emotionality (in these two cases interpretations are inverted, as Neuroticism and Negative Emotionality can be thought of as the opposite of Emotional Stability)."
"Factor III is labeled as Agreeableness. A person high in agreeableness is friendly and optimistic. Low scorers are critical and aggressive."
"Factor IV is labeled as Conscientiousness. Individuals who score high on this factor are careful and diligent. Low scorers are impulsive and disorganized."
"Factor V is labeled as Intellect/Imagination. This factor is also often called Openness to Experience. People who score low tend to be traditional and conventional."