An individual’s personality is the unique combination of psychological characteristics that affect how a person reacts and interacts with others. Personality is most often described in terms of measurable traits that a person exhibits.
Whatever the circumstances of your life, the understanding of type can make your perceptions
clearer, your judgments sounder, and your life closer to your heart’s desire.
Isabel Briggs Myers
The 2 major approaches to describe personality are:
Personality theorists have a consensus that the Big Five model is the best current description of the structure of personality.
The Big Five Factors are (OCEAN):
- Openness to Experience – the degree to which someone is imaginative, artistically sensitive and intellectual.
- Conscientiousness – the degree to which someone is dependable, responsible, persistent and achievement oriented.
- Extraversion: A high extraversion person is energetic, outgoing, fun loving, talkative and assertive.
- Agreeableness – the degree to which someone is courteous, trusting, good-natured, co operative, warm, compassionate and arouses the appreciation of others.
- Neuroticism (Emotional Stability) – The degree to which someone is calm, relaxed and feels secure (positive).
My personality type is, according to the test:
Openness (AKA Culture or Intellect)-High scorers tend to be imaginative, creative, and to seek out cultural and educational experiences. Low scorers are more down-to-earth, less interested in art and more practical in nature. Compared to other people who have taken this test, your score on this dimension (29) is relatively high.
Conscientiousness (AKA Will or Dependability) – High scorers are methodical, well organized and dutiful. Low scorers are less careful, less focussed and more likely to be distracted from tasks. Compared to other people who have taken this test, your score on this dimension (37) is relatively high.
Extraversion (AKA Surgency) – People high in extraversion are energetic and seek out the company of others. Low scorers (introverts) tend to be more quiet and reserved. Compared to other people who have taken this test, your score on this dimension (31) is about average.
Agreeableness (AKA Friendliness)– People high in agreeableness tend to be trusting, friendly and cooperative. Low scorers tend to be more aggressive and less cooperative. Compared to other people who have taken this test, your score on this dimension (28) is about average.
Neuroticism (AKA Emotional Stability) – High scorers are prone to insecurity and emotional distress. Low scorers tend to be more relaxed, less emotional and less prone to distress. Compared to other people who have taken this test, your score on this dimension (21) is about average.
Perform the test and reflect yourself regarding the traits. Do they any of these describe your personality truly?