Monday, June 8, 2009

i got your personality test right here

I took this personality test called the “5 factor model” after Grapes of Rad talked about it. I love taking personality tests even though I usually get my feelers hurt when they tell me how selfish and retarded I am. It's available in both long and short versions here. (My favorite disclaimers: Computer experts have been unable to identify the software or hardware malfunctions that sometimes prevent successful scoring and feedback. Spending 30-40 minutes answering 300 questions but getting no feedback can leave you angry and frustrated. To access the test, you must indicate that you understand that taking the test does not guarantee receiving results.) I took the short version but I'll take the long version when I have the time, which I guess means I'll never take it. Too bad cause I could tweak my answers this time to make myself look awesome.

So it measures you in percentile and the areas where I scored in the extreme (xtreme scoring! monster truck rally!) arrrrrrrre...

Excitement-seeking: 97th percentile
Sympathy: 91st percentile
Morality: 1st percentile (what is that!?)
Cooperation: 1st percentile
Achievement-striving: 3rd percentile

This test says I'm more excitement-seeking and more sympathetic than most other people, and I have lower morality, cooperation, and desire to achieve than most people. Wow! I am going to have a think about this morality thing.

Something TheRapist says is that the first step towards mental health is being willing to accept how others see you. Interesting, huh. I should have David take this for me and see what it says. I bet it's way more accurate when whoever knows you best evaluates you cause think of all the areas in yourself you don't want to see.

Obligatory facts about this test here:
John A. Johnson wrote descriptions of the five domains and thirty subdomains. These descriptions are based on an extensive reading of the scientific literature on personality measurement. Although Dr. Johnson would like to be acknowledged as the author of these materials if they are reproduced, he has placed them in the public domain.

Stephy's results:

Extraversion

EXTRAVERSION...............92nd percentile

..Friendliness.............85th percentile

..Gregariousness...........83rd percentile

..Assertiveness............57th percentile

..Activity Level...........73rd percentile

..Excitement-Seeking.......97th percentile

..Cheerfulness.............80th percentile

Your score on Extraversion is high, indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You prefer to be around people much of the time.

Agreeableness

AGREEABLENESS..............15th percentile

..Trust....................67th percentile

..Morality.................1 * percentile

..Altruism.................66th percentile

..Cooperation..............1 * percentile

..Modesty..................21st percentile

..Sympathy.................91st percentile

Conscientiousness

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........12th percentile

..Self-Efficacy............9th percentile

..Orderliness..............36th percentile

..Dutifulness..............19th percentile

..Achievement-Striving.....3rd percentile

..Self-Discipline..........54th percentile

..Cautiousness.............12th percentile

Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.

Neuroticism

NEUROTICISM................73rd percentile

..Anxiety..................76th percentile

..Anger....................76th percentile

..Depression...............76th percentile

..Self-Consciousness.......14th percentile

..Immoderation.............80th percentile

..Vulnerability............71st percentile

Your score on Neuroticism is high, indicating that you are easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional.

Openness to Experience


OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....74th percentile

..Imagination..............83rd percentile

..Artistic Interests.......39th percentile

..Emotionality.............81st percentile

..Adventurousness..........41st percentile

..Intellect................57th percentile

..Liberalism...............86th percentile

Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

2 comments:

Simone said...

I'm all itching to take this test but I've been at work for 2 hours and not done any work.

Isn't spelled "extrOversion"? If so, that makes me doubt the validity of the test.

Re: your morality resding, I'll be sure to bring a lock for my suitcase next time I visit and think more about any butt soreness I wake up with.

David said...

If you're interested in a real psychology-based personality test, check out our Personality Patterns app; it provides very detailed feedback in a visually, interactive format, along w/some cool social features. You can also find it on Facebook. On the go? Try it on your iPhone.