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Take this psychology test to find out about your personality! This test measures what many psychologists consider to be the five fundamental dimensions of personality.

  • Learn more about the Big Five by reading answers to commonly asked questions.
  • Read our consent form, which explains the benefits of this free, anonymous test and your rights.
  • There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, but note that you will not obtain meaningful results unless you answer the questions seriously.
  • These results are being used in scientific research, so please try to give accurate answers.
  • Your results will be displayed as soon as you submit your answers.
As you are rating yourself, you are encouraged to rate another person. By rating someone else you will tend to receive a more accurate assessment of your own personality. Also, you will be given a personality profile for the person you rate, which will allow you to compare yourself to this person on each of five basic personality dimensions. Try to rate someone whom you know well, such as a close friend, coworker, or family member.

If you would like to compare your personality to another person's, please select how you are related to the other person.

Directions: The following statements concern your perception about yourself in a variety of situations. Your task is to indicate the strength of your agreement with each statement, utilizing a scale in which 1 denotes strong disagreement, 5 denotes strong agreement, and 2, 3, and 4 represent intermediate judgments. In the boxes after each statement, click a number from 1 to 5 from the following scale:

  1. Strongly disagree
  2. Disagree
  3. Neither disagree nor agree
  4. Agree
  5. Strongly agree
There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, so select the number that most closely reflects you on each statement. Take your time and consider each statement carefully. Once you have completed all questions click "Submit" at the bottom.

I am some who .../ Other person is someone who ...


1. Is outgoing, sociable
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

2. Is compassionate, has a soft heart
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

3. Tends to be disorganized
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

4. Is relaxed, handles stress well
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

5. Has few artistic interests
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

6. Has an assertive personality
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

7. Is respectful, treats others with respect
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

8. Tends to be lazy
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

9. Stays optimistic after experiencing a setback
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

10. Is curious about many different things
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

11. Rarely feels excited or eager
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

12. Tends to find fault with others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

13. Is dependable, steady
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

14. Is moody, has up and down mood swings
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

15. Is inventive, finds clever ways to do things
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

16. Tends to be quiet
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

17. Feels little sympathy for others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

18. Is systematic, likes to keep things in order
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

19. Can be tense
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

20. Is fascinated by art, music, or literature
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

21. Is dominant, acts as a leader
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

22. Starts arguments with others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

23. Has difficulty getting started on tasks
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

24. Feels secure, comfortable with self
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

25. Avoids intellectual, philosophical discussions
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

26. Is less active than other people
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

27. Has a forgiving nature
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

28. Can be somewhat careless
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

29. Is emotionally stable, not easily upset
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

30. Has little creativity
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

31. Is sometimes shy, introverted
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

32. Is helpful and unselfish with others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

33. Keeps things neat and tidy
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

34. Worries a lot
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

35. Values art and beauty
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

36. Finds it hard to influence people
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

37. Is sometimes rude to others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

38. Is efficient, gets things done
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

39. Often feels sad
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

40. Is complex, a deep thinker
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

41. Is full of energy
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

42. Is suspicious of others’ intentions
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

43. Is reliable, can always be counted on
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

44. Keeps their emotions under control
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

45. Has difficulty imagining things
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

46. Is talkative
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

47. Can be cold and uncaring
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

48. Leaves a mess, doesn’t clean up
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

49. Rarely feels anxious or afraid
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

50. Thinks poetry and plays are boring
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

51. Prefers to have others take charge
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

52. Is polite, courteous to others
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

53. Is persistent, works until the task is finished
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

54. Tends to feel depressed, blue
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

55. Has little interest in abstract ideas
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

56. Shows a lot of enthusiasm
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

57. Assumes the best about people
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

58. Sometimes behaves irresponsibly
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

59. Is temperamental, gets emotional easily
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree

60. Is original, comes up with new ideas
Myself: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Other: Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree



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