Welcome to the Personality Project's "Big Five" assessment!
This assessment uses validated personality questions about your
Temperament, Abilities and Interests to generate a customized
and detailed report about your personality profile.
Participation is free and completely anonymous.
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What are some of the questions addressed by personality research?
Why do individuals differ in the ways that they think, feel, and act? Why do people differ in the way they respond to the same situations? We all know that from person to person, interests, desires and abilities can vary substantially. Personality research has shown that there are consistent patterns in the way that one interacts with his or her environment across situations and time.
How do we characterize and assess the different ways in which people experience and respond to the world?
One theory argues that there are five underlying personality traits that account for individual differences. These traits are Extraversion, Emotional Stability, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience. Our personality assessment is designed to help you learn more about this Five Factor Model (aka the "Big Five") and where you stand on each of the five dimensions. Based upon your answers to a variety of items, you'll receive a report that shows where you fall on each of the traits along with what your scores may imply about your personality type. This report is generated dynamically and is different for everyone who takes the test.
Most of the items on the test come from an academic database called the International Personality Item Pool. In order to learn how the Big Five traits relate to other aspects of personality, the test also includes several experimental items on topics such as personal interests and cognitive ability. The descriptions we use to evaluate scores for each trait are adapted from work done by John Johnson.
In addition to finding out your own Big Five scores, your responses will serve to further collaborative research on the nature of personality. We encourage you to leave feedback after completing the survey as we're constantly striving to improve it.
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