The Big 5 Personality Traits Test

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A tendency to be organized and dependable, show self-discipline, act dutifully, aim for achievement, and prefer planned rather than spontaneous behavior.

High Scores

  • Spend time preparing
  • Finish important tasks right away
  • Organized and mindful of details
  • Pay attention to details
  • Enjoy having a set schedule

Low Scores

  • Dislike structure and schedules
  • Make messes and not take care of things
  • Fail to return things or put them back where they belong
  • Procrastinate important tasks
  • Fail to complete the things they are supposed to do


The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and vulnerability. Neuroticism also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control and is sometimes referred to by its low pole, “emotional stability”.

High Scores

  • Experience a lot of stress
  • Worry about many different things
  • Get upset easily
  • Experience dramatic shifts in mood
  • Feel anxious

Low Scores

  • Emotionally stable and deal well with stress
  • Rarely feel sad or depressed
  • Don’t worry much and very relaxed


Energy, positive emotions, surgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.

High Scores

  • Enjoy being the center of attention
  • Like to start conversations and meet new people
  • Have a wide social circle of friends and acquaintances
  • Feel energized when they are around other people
  • Say things before they think about them

Low Scores

  • Prefer solitude and dislike making small talk
  • Feel exhausted when they have to socialize a lot
  • Find it difficult to start conversations
  • Carefully think things through before they speak
  • Dislike being the center of attention


A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others. It is also a measure of one’s trusting and helpful nature, and whether a person is generally well-tempered or not.

High Scores

  • Have a great deal of interest in other people
  • Care about others
  • Feel empathy and concern for other people
  • Enjoy helping and contributing to the happiness of other people

Low Scores

  • Take little interest in others
  • Don’t care about how other people feel
  • Have little interest in other people’s problems
  • Insult and belittle others

Openness to experience

Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety a person has. It is also described as the extent to which a person is imaginative or independent, and depicts a personal preference for a variety of activities over a strict routine.

High Scores

  • Very creative
  • Open to trying new things
  • Focused on tackling new challenges
  • Happy to think about abstract concepts
Low Scores

  • Dislike change and do not enjoy new things
  • Resist new ideas
  • Not very imaginative
  • Dislikes abstract or theoretical concepts
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