Friday, April 24, 2009

My Personality Results Are In!

The other day I posted about a little test (only 340 questions - ha! But they're quick to answer because they require no deep thinking) that could determine what type of blogger personality I have. Well, based on the questions, I don't really know how it applies to being a blogger, but the results were interesting .

To me, at least.
But you may have to stifle a yawn as you read along. . .

The questionnaire that I filled out measured my scores on five different personality dimensions collectively known as the "Big Five".

Below are my scores on each dimension based on the answers I provided, along with some interpretation. Find out more information about these personality dimensions by going to Wikipedia.

Neuroticism (sometimes also called Emotional Instability) is the tendency to experience negative emotions such as sadness or anxiety. People who score high on neuroticism are vulnerable to stress and tend to experience negative feelings more often. People who score low in neuroticism tend to be less susceptible to stress, and experience negative feelings relatively infrequently.

I scored 27 out of 50. This score is higher than 55.4% of people who have taken this test.

( I think I scored pretty average or normal here. I think that's a good thing, especially in this case.)
Or maybe it means I am neurotic only half the time.
Or only half crazy -
You take your pick

Extroversion is the tendency to experience positive emotions and seek out stimulating situations. People who score high on extroversion tend to be active, energetic, and enjoy being around other people. In contrast, people who score low on extroversion, known as introverts, tend to be quiet, low-key, and are typically less involved in the social world.

I scored 18 out of 50. This score is higher than 5.6% of people who have taken this test.

(Well, this is no surprise. I know that I am mainly an introvert. In so many ways.)

Openness to experience
Openness to experience is a general tendency to appreciate emotion, adventure, and unusual ideas or experiences. People who are open to experience are intellectually curious, appreciative of art, and sensitive to beauty. People with low scores on openness tend to have more conventional, traditional interests.
(I scored 24 out of 50. This score is higher than 2.1% of people who have taken this test.

(I do like to experience adventure - but for sure I am also very conventional, very traditional. Does this translate to very boring like I think it does?)

Conscientiousness is the tendency to show self-discipline and persistence. People who score high on conscientiousness tend to be persistent, responsible, and duty-driven, but are sometimes perceived as being overly perfectionist and concerned with order. Individuals low on conscientiousness tend to show less persistence and may have trouble seeing things through.

I scored 38 out of 50. This score is higher than 70.4% of people who have taken this test.

(Seems that I am a conscientious person. That's very true, especially when I comes to punctuation. I try to do my best)

Agreeableness is the tendency to be sympathetic and cooperative towards others. People who score high on agreeableness strive for social harmony and value getting along with others. Disagreeable people tend to be more suspicious and hostile towards others.

I scored 42 out of 50. This score is higher than 79.7% of people who have taken this test.

(So I scored as an agreeable person! That's nice to hear. . . wonder if my husband would agree)

OK, so I don't need to be the only one to take the test.
Go to this link, take the test, and post YOUR results on your blog.
Go on,
I dare ya.

Be adventurous!


susette said...

Holy Hannah!! 340 questions?
Good for you girl, but think I'll pass.

C Maisy said...

wow...this test would have lost me at question #9. what do you think that says about me ??

Kate said...

That is awesome and I do think that you are agreeable. I will have to go and take the test. Hope you are doing great!!!

Cynthia said...

That's interesting. I took the Strengths Finder 2.0 test and it was pretty similar to this one. I'll go check out the link. thanks!

Becky said...

Well, okay, I will. I think my results will turn out similar to yours, except a little higher on the neuroticism. :)

LyndiLou said...

That's pretty cool!!! Very agreeable huh, that's a great trait! :) I think stuff like that is interesting!

Melissa said...

You've got me totally intrigued. For some strange reason, I love little personality tests, I guess I'll have to do this BIG one......

Loved your scores..... give me new insight to one of my new bloggy BFFs

R Max said...

Another personality test! OK, I'll do it, but don't expect me to post it on my blog if it tells me I'm neurotic. I prefer not to know.

Erin said...

I have done many tests like this when my husband was taking psychology classes and needed a guinea pig.

I don't want to do anymore!

But I loved reading about your results.

Nathan said...

I like these tests. The only problem I have is that sometimes I end up scoring the way I want to be rather than the way I am. I guess it's just wishful thinking.

Michelle said...

I think not wanting to try new things is a human thing but its more prevalent in our family! In my family also. . . is the aversion to being watched do something they are good at, or sharing a talent that they are good at. Must be a fear of failure.

Michelle said...

Ok, I took the short version of the test and got 30, 29, 28 and 42.