I don’t usually spend much time taking online surveys, tests or polls. Most are too simple to be of much use. I found one that is different. It’s well-designed and gives the individual some interesting concepts to consider.
This assessment is based on the Big Five, the way most psychologists measure and test personality. It’s a system built on decades of research about how people describe one another and themselves. There are a couple of things that make it — and this quiz — different.
The assessment organizes personality around five broad clusters of traits: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness to experience.
These clusters were not randomly chosen, but come from research that began in the 1920s and ’30s, when researchers first theorized one might be able to figure out the anatomy of a personality by studying the words we used to describe what people are like.
In the 1970s and ’80s scientists finally had enough computing power to test their hunches. Researchers took thousands of surveys about the words people used to describe themselves and others, applied factor analysis, and came up with five big themes the traits clustered around. [source]
Have fun. Give it a try. It’s confidential and provides some stimulating concepts to consider about the way you live, think and behave.
For those who follow ClearHealthLife, I’ll provide my results in a later post so you can compare.
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