Testing I, Me and Myself

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1. Introduction

1.1 Report

This report consists of four sections. The first section briefly explains the theoretical background of the test. Your personality profile is discussed in the second section based on your scores for the five personality traits of the Big Five theory. In the third section, whether combinations of the five personality traits result in additional key personality traits is reviewed. The last section explains the meaning of the test and how the results can be interpreted or used.

1.2 Theoretical background

The list of all of the personality traits that can be measured with questionnaires is very long. Virtually effortlessly, more than fifty traits can be found that have been researched by test developers and psychologists. All of these traits, however, are derived from five main personality traits. This test refers to these five traits as Emotional stability, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Openness. Professional literature also refers to these as the Big Five. These are the five traits that can be found in numerous personality tests. Some personality tests consist of six, seven or even more personality traits. In these tests, one of the five main traits is often subdivided. As you read the results of your test, you will understand exactly what each personality trait stands for.

To one extent or another, all of the traits listed above affect the way people deal with or respond to others. High, low or average scores on personality traits all have their own advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation or the people involved in the interaction. An accommodating person, for example, will be liked by many people. By contrast, a critical person will not be liked very well by some people. However, the critical individual will not be easily brushed aside.

Tests in which the Big Five personality traits are measured provide insight into your primary personality traits in relation to other relevant people. This is rather essential. Take a person’s height, for example. With a height of six feet, the average Western European or American person will seem like a giant in Japan. The same types of phenomena also affect the personality. The extent of your Extraversion, for example, is another relative score: you are an extravert to a certain extent in comparison to others. Sadly, many free tests are available on the Internet that do not provide results based on a comparison between you and the right reference group. The person who made up the test has decided what is considered a high or a low score: developing a standard is time consuming and expensive. This personality test provides goog insight into your personality, particularly in relation to the average Western person.

2. Introduction to your scores

Your personality is described based on five personality traits: Emotional stability, Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Openness. Each personality trait has two extremes. The meaning of the two extremes is explained to the left and right of the scale with your score. If your score is more to the left on the scale, the words on the left apply more to you. If your score is more to the right, the words on the right are more applicable. If your score is in the middle, the words on both sides apply to some degree. Scores to the left of the middle are called low or below-average scores. Scores to the right of the middle are above-average or high. An average score means that your score for that particular personality trait is generally the same as the average for the reference group. Statistical analysis is used to calculate the extent to which your scores differ from the average score. Qualifications like low, below-average, average or high are not results that can be considered good or poor. Some situations call for a certain trait while the same trait is not appreciated in other situations. A person who is usually calm and collected will generally suffer little from stress. Others may consider that person to be unenthusiastic or unsympathetic.

Your scores are calculated in relation to the adult Western population. Generally, a distinction is made between people who have taken the test to gain more personal insight and those who have done it for an assessment or job interview. In general, people who do a test to gain personal insight are more critical of themselves than those doing it for an assessment or job interview. It is important to compare scores with the correct reference group as this will affect your results. You are considered to have taken this test to gain more insight into your personality. Your scores were therefore determined based on a reference group of people who completed the test for the same reason.

 

2.1 ‘Emotional stability’

This personality trait pertains to the extent to which a person is sensitive to stimuli in the environment and needs to have certainty and stability.

Your score on this trait is just below average. This means that you are normally relatively calm. Your emotional response primarily depends on the situation. You only feel stressed or out of balance when put under pressure or forced to deal with setbacks. It is not very difficult to get you riled, and in general you may feel bad about losing, but this does not keep you awake at night. It is relatively easy for you to get past feelings, such as shame. You certainly have your doubts and worries, but these do not dominate your thinking. Most of the time you can think rationally and put emotions into their proper perspective.

2.2 ‘Extraversion’

This personality trait pertains to the need for social stimuli. It sketches the extent to which a person goes looking for action and others, for the place where things are happening, or tends to avoid disturbances.

Your score on this trait is just above average. You are equally fond of having fun with others and being alone. In general, you are energetic but not overenthusiastic. You like your privacy but also do well in groups. At parties or in a group, you do not feel a need for attention. If asked or if there is a reason to do so, you will voice your opinion. You do not feel the need to be busy all the time, but you are also not one to simply relax. You feel comfortable with people who are not afraid to take the initiative when the situation arises. But you can also deal with people who are more introverted or who crave attention. You enjoy contact with others, but this is not essential. You can appear to be both hesitant and spontaneous. In principle, an average score on this scale makes you open to both those who are reserved and extroverts.

2.3 ‘Conscientiousness’

This personality trait pertains to purposefulness. It reflects the extent to which a person is focused, exact and orderly, or flexible instead.

Your score on this trait is above average. You let your conscience lead you whenever possible. You are person who is relatively purposeful and careful. Other characteristics that could apply are exact and orderly. You believe that proper preparations are often what get the job done. Thus you are generally well organized and you usually have your affairs in order. Others who are much messier will think you are prudent. In general, you keep your promises and you also often expect others to keep theirs. You have a relatively strong desire to successfully complete things. Thus you sometimes apply your own standards, which others may consider high. You can be relatively cautious and you tend to plan ahead. As a result, you may sometimes appear to be inflexible. Understand that not everybody has the same desire to get things done correctly and successfully. You like to be around people who are neat. People who are methodical and cautious. You may have trouble dealing with people who are extremely messy.

2.4 ‘Agreeableness’

This personality trait pertains to attentiveness and people mindedness. It indicates the extent to which a person is interested in other people, and how affable the person is. A lower score points to a more business-like and functional approach.

Your score on this trait is extremely high. This means that above all, you are a people person. Your attitude can be typified as people-minded. You have a mild attitude and are generally empathetic. When dealing with people, you are often helpful and take the other person’s feelings into account. This is evident in your higher level of attentiveness, for example. You will tend to soften bad news, or simply say nothing. Your assessment of others is generally relatively mild. You are probably known to be nice and sociable. You generally have trouble dealing with people who are harsh or unrelenting. As a result, you may sell yourself short or ignore your own needs. Thus you will normally feel comfortable with people whose approach is to be highly considerate of others. You have more trouble dealing with people who are competitive and harsh.

2.5 ‘Openess’

This personality trait pertains to originality and intellect. It is related to the extent to which a person searches for new insights, or has a more practical, routine-like attitude.

Your score on this trait is above average. This means that you probably have a relatively well-developed imagination. Others will sometimes typify you as being creative or reflective. You sometimes show broad interest and curiosity. You are often open to new experiences, solutions or values. Sometimes you tend to break away from routines and fixed patterns. You are often curious and take a relatively broad view. You enjoy exchanging ideas sometimes or acquiring new knowledge. You are not very fond of routines and fixed patterns. In certain ways, others may consider you to be curious, exciting or learned. You can become troubled when people are afraid to discuss things or insist upon maintaining the status quo. You feel more comfortable with people who can be independent or original.

3. Key personality types

In this section, whether combinations of personality traits will result in an additional key personality type is reviewed. You have seen your score for each of the main traits for the Big Five. The score was assessed in terms of (very) high, (just) above-average, average, (just) below-average or (very) low. Combining the non-average scores results in key personality types that significantly add to your five personality traits. A key personality type can be used to summarize your personality based on your scores for the Big Five. A person with an very high score for Emotional stability and an very high score for Extraversion can also be very decisive. This person will be relatively unaffected by stress while also being the type to easily take charge. A person who scores above average for these personality traits but not very high has this personality type to a somewhat lesser degree. The personality type is then applicable clearly or depending on the situation rather than very clearly

Based on your scores the following key personality types are clearly applicable:

Your scores for Conscientiousness and Agreeableness can result in a personality that can be typified as assisting and polite. People with this combination of carefulness and mildness are generally cautious and well-mannered.

Your scores for Agreeableness and Openness can result in a personality that can be typified as flexible and subtle. These people are sensitively reflective and philosophical. People with this combination will be considered tolerant, reasonable and broad-minded.

Based on your scores the following key personality type is depending on the situationapplicable:

Your scores for Conscientiousness and Openness can result in a personality that can be typified as eager to learn and constructive. The combination of broad interests and carefulness will often result in a personality that can be considered watchful and constructive.

4. Summary

Some people are naturally more modest while others gladly sing their own praises. Because this report reflects how you see yourself, the results may have been influenced in a certain direction. You can also have someone else who knows you relatively well complete the test about you. Differences as compared to the test you completed for yourself may say something about your self-image or the way you show yourself to others.

Personality traits are generally considered to be relatively constant over the course of time. It is therefore wiser to look at the traits that you have and how they can be used to your advantage than to try to change a trait. That is much more difficult if not impossible, and requires relatively much more energy. Moreover, a certain trait that is less desirable in some situations can be highly advantageous in another situation, work or otherwise. The challenge is finding a hobby, study, partner, and home or work environment that is the best suited to your personality. The better the fit between your environment and your personality, the more at ease you will be and the better you will feel. This can be translated into happiness, success or pleasant relationships with others.

Lastly, it should be noted that this test measures five of your personality traits. A person’s personality cannot, however, be completely expressed in five traits. Each individual is too unique to determine exactly how his or her personality works merely based on a list of questions. This test gives you the vocabulary with which you can look at yourself in comparison to others and learn from that comparison. In other words, understand that the test summarizes your personality without an ultimate total judgment. That is theoretically nearly impossible to do.

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