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The Big Five Personality Test

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Exercise 23–2: 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.
2= Mostly not true of me; I am rarely this way.
3= Neither true nor untrue of me; I can’t decide.
4= Mostly true of me; I am often this way.
5= Almost always true of me; I am usually this way.
1.__Imaginative
2.__Careful
3.__Sociable
4.__Softhearted
5.__Anxious
6.__Creative
7.__Reliable
8.__Talkative
9.__Trusting
10.__Temperamental
11.__Original
12.__Hardworking
13.__Fun-loving
14.__Generous
15.__Self-conscious
16.__Curious
17.__Well-organized
18.__Outgoing
19.__Good-natured
20.__Worrying
21.__Independent
22.__Persevering
23.__Active
24.__Courteous
25.__Emotional
26.__Adventurous
27.__Dependable
28.__People-oriented
29.__Considerate
30.__Nervous
31.__Variety-loving
32.__Responsible
33.__Gregarious
34.__Kind
35.__Highly strung
Scoring:
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.
Interpretation:
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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