Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Big Five

The Big Five is a form of organization in examining human personality. These five categories include openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Tests are made to determine a person's range in these five categories. While I have heard about the Big Five in other psychology classes, I had never taken the time to actually take one of these tests. So, when I saw the link on the lecture slides, I was immediately intrigued. After answering the statements given on a strongly agree to strongly disagree scale about myself; I feel the results were incredibly accurate. It marked many attributes of my personality, not just giving really vague results as some would expect. I encourage everyone to take this test because, if you're honest, you might find out some things about your own personality. There is a link for one on the slides, or here is another one I found: