Personality Test And Summary – Coursework Example
THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TEST My results for the five major dimensions are as Openness Conscientiousness (52 Extraversion (7%), Agreeableness (63%) and Neuroticism (87%). The test seems to be a true reflection of ones real character traits provided that the various options have been filled with high degree of accuracy. The fact that comparison has been made with other people who had already taken up the test makes it more reliable and realistic. It is worth noting that the feedback do not necessarily reflect all the traits of an individual and scoring high in a given attribute e.g. neuroticism in which I have a personal score of 87 percentile is not a true portrayal of my nature as I am not extremely anxious as indicated.
There are a number of generalizations and stereotyping which is evident in questions that target ones regional location. As much as certain factors can be attributed to people from a given region or country, it does not mean that everyone from such a region bears those qualities. For example ethnic diversity is associated with high degree of openness, high population density indicates low degree of agreeableness and regions linked with higher degree of precipitation have people who have higher rates of neuroticism. The liking or dislike of where one lives is closely linked to ones personality as people tend to define themselves with their level of association and interaction that largely depends on ones region of preference (John, O. P., Robins, R. W., & Pervin, L. A. 2008).
John, O. P., Robins, R. W., & Pervin, L. A. (2008). Handbook of personality: Theory and research. New York: Guilford Press.