What can I say – I love flexing that big piece of gray matter up there. Tests, assessments, teasers and the like take up probably too much of my time, but I guess it could be spent on worse things.
The Berkeley Personality Lab offers a FREE slew of free and anonymous assessments via the oddly titled http://www.outofservice.com website. You can take online versions of the assessments and get instant feedback.
I recently dug in and took the The Big Five Personality Test. The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self-report inventory designed to measure the Big Five dimensions. It is quite brief for a multidimensional personality inventory (44 items total), and consists of short phrases with relatively accessible vocabulary.
I was assessed with a O95-C52-E48-A22-N37 (click the link for the in-depth report) in the Big Five. Apparently I’m relaxed, open to novel experiences, neither organized or disorganized nor social or reserved and find it easy to express irritation with others.
To learn more about the BFI, click [here]
In psychology, the “Big Five” factors of personality are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the Five Factor Model (FFM).
The Big Five framework of personality traits from Costa & McCrae, 1992 has emerged as a robust model for understanding the relationship between personality and various academic behaviors. The Big Five factors are:
- Openness (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious)
- Conscientiousness (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless)
- Extraversion (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved)
- Agreeableness (friendly/compassionate vs. cold/unkind)
- Neuroticism (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident)
- Poropat, A. E. (2009). “A meta-analysis of the five-factor model of personality and academic performance”. Psychological Bulletin 135 (2): 322–338. DOI:10.1037/a0014996