The Big Five model of personality is widely considered to be the most robust way to describe personality differences. It is the basis of most modern personality research.
This 25-question inventory is based on a scenario we've created, in which you're a graduate student looking for a job. Take this quiz to explore your personality with the Big Five Model, you will see how you stack up on 5 major dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, and Neuroticism.
You are going to attend a very important interview on Saturday. You would:
Relax or do something fun.
Sleep poorly because you are worrying about mistakes you might make.
You come to the interview site a half hour early, and see several other candidates in the waiting room. What would you do?
Chat with them about the interview, the company, and the job.
Find a quiet spot, rest and prepare for the interview.
(During the interview) This part of the interview was a leaderless group discussion among all seven candidates. You would:
Be humble and courteous.
Try your best to show your abilities and leadership, this is not the time to hold back on showing what you can do.\t
(Now it was turn to start the separate interview) The interviewer asks about your skills. You:
Talk about having many, many different skills.
Focus on one or two skills, and talk about your proficiency with them.
The interviewer asks: "How do you handle frustration in your life?". The way you actually think about frustration is:
A frustrating experience can be made better by your attitude, and is, in the end, a learning experience.
It makes you flustered, cranky, and exhausted.
You discover this job requires a lot of interaction with people, so you think to yourself:
"Awesome, that’s exactly what I want."
"I prefer to work alone and may not be the right person for this job.
Whether or not you land this particular job, you want:
Fast paced work. You can handle multiple things at the same time.
Slower paced work. Even if daily work is a little monotonous, you like the feeling of mastering a task and being the best at it.
(End of the interview) You don't think you did all that well. Your attitude is:
I am useless, and now I feel frustrated.
OK, well, on to the next one!
Early in the morning on Sunday, You were awakened by your uninvited friend Monica, who just walked in and said:
“You really should clean up your house, it's a disaster!”
“Wow……your house looks so neat. How did you make it?”
Your boss asked if you’d prepared the document she needed. You:
Have already finished the document and hand it over.
Tell her you are sorry, but didn't know she needed it straight away. You promise her you would have it ready in two days.
On Saturday you've just had brunch with your friend and boss, Monica. She wants you to go to a networking party. She’s never been to one before, but you have. What would you do?
Tell her you'll go with her - you have no other plans for the day.
Ask her for a rain check, fibbing to her you have other things to do today.
Let's say you decided to accompany Monica. The main reason why you would have agreed is:
You could use more social network resources, maybe you'll meet some good contacts.
You're a good friend, and want to help out.
Monica was happy with your decision to go, and said:
"I knew you’d say yes, but remember it's OK to say "No" sometimes."
Thanks for going, it's usually hard to persuade you.
Afterwards, Monica wants to go to an art exhibition, what do you think?
"Seriously? I am not really into that. How does she not know this?"
"That sounds fun! I love art!"
You ran into Lucas in the art show, whom you don't care for. You:
Try to be nice and polite.
Ignore him and enjoy the show.
After seeing the show, Monica suggests going to the amusement park. You:
Feel a little bit cranky. Monica needs to learn to enjoy solitude. But finally agree to go.
Agree. I love amusement parks!
You're at the amusement park now. Choosing between new and classic rides, you'll always go for:
New rides, of course. They could be exciting!
Classic rides! They're classic because they're the best!
A kid laughed at Monica while she was in a bumper car. You said: "Ah, You always bring joy to the children.” How would she probably respond?
"At least kids like me."
"As do you, you always seem to make everyone around you happy!"
As you're waiting in line, a young man rudely squeezes next to you and steps on your foot. He sees the look on your face and tells you to "Chill". What do you do?
Loudly tell him you accept his apology.
Leave the line, you don't want any drama.
You're ready to finally go home. A colleague calls you as you're getting into your car and says there's a work emergency and you need to come to the office ASAP. What do you think?
No! Enough already! My weekend so far has seemed like one long Monday!
It does sound urgent, and it's part of my job. I need to get there fast.
After handling the emergency, your coworker wants to discuss a project. What did you think?
I am wiped out, let's talk about this during work hours.
I'm interested in hearing her take on this.
You were going to take a business trip to a swanky office in London. You've not been there before. You would think to yourself:
“Wow, this is awesome. I can't wait!"
“Business is business, no matter where it happens.”
Your coworker misunderstood the boss's directive during a team meeting. You:
Point it out during the meeting. Team efficiency is a priority.
Tell him after the meeting, politely and gently.
After the first of back-to-back meetings is over, there is ample time before the next one. You would probably:
Browse some websites, trying to know more about the next client you're going to talk to.
Play Words with Friends, and not stress about the next meeting.
As you get into bed, you think about your job, your friends, and life in general. You feel: