Ok, ok. I know that you probably will think “Oh no, not again!” But its my blog…!
Right, a while ago, the BBC produced “The Big Personality Test ” and as I’m interested in that kind of thing, I had a go at it, and these were the results:
You scored 3.4 out of 5 for Openness
You scored low on Openness.
This trait is sometimes known as ‘Openness to experience’.
People with scores like yours tend to have a less broad range of interests. They usually stick to what they know rather than being overly enthusiastic about trying new things. You may find that generating lots of imaginative ideas is not your biggest strength.
It has been suggested that Openness is related to a person’s likelihood to hold unusual beliefs. People with low-to-medium Openness may therefore be less likely to believe in things like conspiracy theories.
That’s quite true actually, not a bad summation of one part of my personality. I find it hard to try new things and do find being imaginative quite a struggle at times.
You scored 2.2 out of 5 for Conscientiousness
You scored low on Conscientiousness.
Conscientiousness describes how dependable, organised and hard-working a person is likely to be. This may be the reason why, of all the personality traits, Conscientiousness is the most consistent indicator of job success. People with scores like yours can appear disorganised, but tend to be spontaneous and have a good sense of fun. People with low Conscientiousness may be well-suited to investigative or artistic careers.
Some studies have shown the more Conscientious an individual is, the more disciplined they are likely to be about exercise and diet.
Oh my lord, did someone study me then write this? This again lists things about me that many people will agreed with. I do appear disorganised at times, perhaps I’m not as dependable as I think I am. I know I find keeping to a disciplined routine hard…
You scored 2.5 out of 5 for Extroversion
You scored low on Extroversion.
Extroversion is characterised by positive emotions and the tendency to seek out pleasure-stimulating or risktaking activities. People with scores like yours are likely to enjoy their time away from lots of people. Social activities may well leave you feeling drained rather than energised, and your quiet time is probably where you recharge your batteries. It may be a stereotype, but there is evidence that those scoring low in Extroversion are likely to be more suited to intellectual or studious pursuits.
People with high Extroversion are more likely to lead risky lifestyles and take greater risks in pursuit of rewards. Health studies have shown they are more likely to smoke and less likely to get enough sleep than people who score less highly on this trait.
Once again, there are some statements that I can see clearly in myself. I enjoy company but there are times when I just want people to go away and leave me for a while.
You scored 3.9 out of 5 for Agreeableness
You scored high on Agreeableness.
Agreeableness measures how sympathetic and considerate a person is likely to be. People with scores like yours are likely to find it very easy to get along with other people. You probably find that you are sensitive to the feelings of others and that people find it easy to warm to you. As a ‘people person’ you will probably be very comfortable in situations that require teamwork.
True, I do prefer teamwork but I never thought of myself as being ‘sympathetic and considerate’ and that I am ‘likely to find it very easy’ to get on with the people around me. Perhaps someone out there would disagree!
You scored 3.3 out of 5 for Neuroticism
You scored high on Neuroticism.
In the context of the Big Five personality traits, the term ‘Neuroticism’ relates to a person’s response to threatening or stressful situations. People with scores like yours may find that they often feel tense or anxious, and may well experience changeable moods.
Some scientists have suggested that Neuroticism was beneficial in evolutionary terms. Early man may have found it advantageous to live in a population where certain individuals had a high sensitivity to threats to the group’s survival.
There is evidence to suggest that Neuroticism, when combined with high scores in personality traits such as Conscientiousness, can result in a powerful work ethic and a will to succeed.
Ah, now we come to the side of me that isn’t that that positive. I do get tense and anxious but I usually don’t let people see, and Alicia would no doubt agree vigorously about the changeable moods! Once again, there is much about here.
Although the test isn’t what you would call rigorous, there is much in it as regards me that I feel it’s a fair description of me. Those who know me well would no doubt like their say, so they can feel free to comment below.