Decided to fill out a Big Five Personality Test today for kicks and giggles. And the results are in…
To begin with, the site says this in regards to the results:
Your results from the IPIP Big Five Factor Markers are in the table below. The table contains a raw score and also a percentile, what percent of other people who have taken this test that you score higher than.
The table follows:
Factor I: Says I am an Extrovert, by and large.
Factor II: Emotional Stability (i.e., neuroticism/”negative emotionality”) — Shocking! Hit that one out of the ballpark. LOL
Factor III: Says I am Somewhat Agreeable — Kinda surprised by that, to be honest. Figured I’d be on the low end of the scale on that one too.
Factor IV: Low on Conscientiousness — Not too surprised there since I am quite impulsive. However, what conscientiousness I do possess is consciously directed toward my job. I actually do like to be organized and occasionally make an effort to be so.
Factor V: Pretty Open to Experiences (and ideas) — Meaning I am less inclined toward following traditions and conventions. No big shocker there.
Well, that was basically in line with what I would’ve assumed my scores would turn out to be. Though I do wish the Conscientiousness factor were subdivided since I believe many of us compartmentalize our lives and choose to pay much more attention to one area (say, work) over others. Not an all-around schmuck all the time, so it deserves to be clarified, dammit.