1. To learn more about yourself.
2. To learn more about the Big Five personality dimensions, as introduced in this chapter.
Personality is an extremely complex subject. There are many ways of measuring personality, as a quick Internet search will reveal. While the Big Five model is not universally accepted as the best way of understanding personality, it is well established and is accompanied by abundant research. Note: The Big Five personality profile presented here is for instructional purposes only; it has not been validated and should not be used for personnel selection or evaluation purposes.
Please circle one number on the scale for each pair of adjectives, reflecting your personality. Add the three circled numbers for each Big Five dimension to obtain subscores.
Personality Profile Introversion - Extraversion
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Quiet ✔️ Talkative
Shy ✔️ Outgoing
Retiring ✔️ Sociable
Subscore= _22______ Agreeableness
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Critical ✔️ Trusting
Aggressive ✔️ Amiable
Cold ✔️ Affectionate
Subscore= ____25___ Conscientiousness
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Careless ✔️ Organized
Negligent ✔️ Self-disciplined
Inconsistent ✔️ Reliable
Subscore= ____21___ Neuroticism – Emotional Stability
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Anxious ✔️ Calm
Insecure ✔️ Self-reliant
Temperamental ✔️ Poised
Subscore= __26_____ Openness to Experience
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Narrow Interests ✔️ Wide Interests
Unimaginative ✔️ Imaginative
Imperceptive ✔️ Insightful
There are no right or wrong answers on this personality test. There is only an infinite variety of individual differences. You may want to take two passes through this profile. The first indicating how you are now and the second plotting how you would like to be. Any gaps would represent self-improvement challenges. Alternatively, if you have the courage, rate yourself and then have a close acquaintance rate you, for comparison purposes (and probably lively discussion).
Questions for Discussion
1. Any surprises? Explain.
Actually, I’m not surprise at all after rating myself. I’m aware of myself. I’m a well organized person, I’ve been planning for myself since I’m in high school. In my opinion, chasing dreams requires detailed advance planning. If I want to achieve my goals, I need to be conceptual first. Then, it should be balanced with imagination and interests. The difficult is there isn’t concrete measurements to nurture your imagination, creation or wide interests. They are not like operation skills that can be improved by continuous practice. It is true that no one is perfect, Although God will not give all of the gifts to one person. I can improve myself by being insightful, self-reliant and outgoing as well. Everyone has rights to recognize defects and pursue perfect. I think it is important to know one’s own limitations.
2. What important aspects of personality are overlooked in this particular profile?
I think there are two additional personality should be added in this particular profile, creation and spirit of teamwork. Let’s talk about creation first. Some people would like to be observant of conventional standards. That can reduce error rate, which is a more safer choice than creation. On the contrary, others may prefer to be creative, inspire some new thoughts to make a difference. We can’t say which way is the right way. I think the best way is to gain new insights through reviewing old material. Then, we it comes to spirit of teamwork, similarly, there are two aspects. Some people would like to complete an assignment independently and individually. They think by doing that will not wast time on negotiating and communicating with others. However, other people would like to choose partners. Collaboration not only can increase their efficiency but can enlarge