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Navigate to Quizzes then scroll down to Personality. Take the test by answering the questions as honestly as possible.  Upon completion, find your comprehensive personality report on the five personality traits and reflect upon the positive aspects of your relationship with each trait.  Choose the most positive information in the report and reflect upon how that trait is a personal strength that you possess.

To begin your essay, state and highlight or indicate in italics or bold your positive Trait.  It is notnecessary to define the trait or reiterate the description of it from your results.

Now, describe your reaction in the following ways:  How does this trait represent who you are as a person? Were you surprised by the results?  How does this trait act as a personal strength, and in what ways do you find having it important and helpful to your quality of life?  Aside from the test results, what other character strength(s) do you feel you have, and how are they important or helpful in reference to your psychological well-being?  Some examples include leadership, gratitude, spirituality, bravery, honesty, justice, perseverance, appreciation of beauty, wisdom, etc. You will want to address the answers to these questions clearly and completely as this is 25% of your grade on the essay.

Next, explain how you can apply this personality trait / strength or your other strengths to the important areas of your life such as work, school, relationships, play, and/or parenting.  You may even wish to use your strengths in a way that you have not done before and report on that.

Your Personality Test Results

Personality Traits





Conscientiousness 42

Neuroticism 13

Openness 38

The personality test that you’ve just taken is based on the Five Factor Model of personality. Personality psychologists believe this is a pretty good description of the broad traits or general areas that go to make up a person’s core personality. Personality isn’t set in stone, however, so keep that in mind if you see anything you’d like to alter below. Teenagers and young adults should take the below results with a bit of caution, as their personalities are still under development (personality is generally pretty well formed by one’s mid 20’s).

What do each of the 5 traits mean?

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Extraversion – Energy, enthusiasm, socialable

Agreeableness – Altruism, helping others, affection, friendliness

Conscientiousness – Control, will, constraint, dependability

Neuroticism – Negative emotions, nervousness

Openness to Experience – Originality, culture, open-minded, intellect


This trait reflects a person’s preference for certain kinds of social situations, and how they like to behave in such situations. People high in extraversion are energetic and seek out the company of others. People low in extraversion — what some might call introverts — tend to be more quiet and reserved.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you have a lot of

energy and tend to enjoy most social situations.


This trait reflects how we tend to interact with others, especially in terms of our altrusim and friendliness. People who score higher in agreeableness tend to be more trusting, friendly and cooperative than others. People who score lower tend to be more aggressive and less cooperative.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you are a very

friendly, cooperative and trusting person.


This trait reflects how organized and persistent a person is in pursuing their goals. People who score high on this trait tend to be more methodical, well- organized and dutiful than others. People who score lower tend to be less careful, less focused and more likely to be distracted from tasks.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you’re a well-

organized, focused and methodical person.


This trait reflects the tendency for a person to experience negative thoughts and feelings. People who score high on this trait tend to be more prone to insecurity and

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emotional distress. People who score lower tend to be more relaxed, less emotional and less prone to distress.

You scored really low on this trait, suggesting you’re less emotional and fairly secure in who you are.

Openness to Experience

This trait reflects a person’s open-mindedness, and interest in culture and art. People who score high on this trait tend to be imaginative, creative, and to seek out cultural and educational experiences. People who score lower on this trait tend to be more down-to-earth, less interested in art and more practical in nature.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you love art and

try to keep open-minded.



You have 4 significant personality traits that we’ve


If the traits are hurting your life, you may consider seeking out further assistance for them, by consulting a psychologist or other mental health professional.

You have 1 personality trait that you’ve scored very low on.

Please remember, this is not an official diagnostic test. It is only a general quiz to give you a broad understanding of common personality factors.

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The Psych Central Personality Test is based upon the IPIP 10-item scale.

International Personality Item Pool (IPIP): A Scientific Collaboratory for the

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