The Big Five Personality Test
How true is each of the following characteristics in describing you? Use the five-point scale below: 1
= Not at all true of me; I am almost never this way.
= Mostly not true of me; I am rarely this way.
= Neither true nor untrue of me; I can’t decide.
= Mostly true of me; I am often this way.
= Almost always true of me; I am usually this way.
To compute your score, copy your answers below. Then total the column for each scale. There is a maximum of 35 points for each scale.
Scale O: Openness to Experience. People with high scores are described as adventurous, imaginative, and variety-loving. Scale C: Conscientiousness. People with high scores are described as well-organized, responsible, and reliable. Scale E: Extroversion. People with high scores are described as outgoing, sociable, and people-oriented. Scale A: Agreeableness. People with high scores are described as good-natured, considerate, and kind. Scale N: Neuroticism. People with high scores are described as anxious, emotional, and highly strung. (Manning 311-312)
Manning, George. The Art of Leadership, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2009. .
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