The Big Five Personality Test

888 Words4 Pages
The Big Five is the most widely accepted and used model of personality. The model consists of broad dimensions of personality traits. These dimensions are: Openness to Experience/Intellect, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. Upon completion of the Big Five Personality test, my results were somewhat surprising to me. Overall, I scored on the low end for Openness to Experience/Intellect, Extraversion and Neuroticism dimensions and on the high end for Conscientiousness and Agreeableness dimensions. For the Openness to Experience/Intellect, my score indicated that I prefer traditional and familiar experiences. While that may be true, it also indicated that I was uncreative and had narrow interest. I think I am a very creative person, because some of my friends always rely on me to help them with projects or make things for them. I just made a wedding bouquet for my friend’s wedding this past weekend. Secondly, for the Conscientiousness dimension, it indicated that I was well-organized and reliable. It also noted that it can also be perceived as stubborn or obsessive which I am neither. Next for my Extraversion dimension, the score revealed that I tend to shy away from social situations, be reserved and quiet which can be perceived as self-absorbed. I am not self-absorbed because I have a problem saying no to others and always make myself available. On the Agreeableness dimension, my score indicated that I tend to consider the feelings of others by being good natured, sympathetic, forgiving and courteous. I totally agree with this because everyone needs a shoulder to cry on. Finally for the Neuroticism, it was on the low of the score which meant I was generally relaxed, secure and calm. I totally agree w... ... middle of paper ... ... like to improve to become a more effective leader will be to delegate. This improvement would be a benefit to me because it will allow me to explore the strengths of the followers. In doing so, it will allow me to trust the follower to get the task done. The follower with the strength will enjoy doing this task and may put more thought and effort behind it. This improvement would be a benefit to the organization because it would allow me as a leader to stop stretching myself thin and focus on higher level tasks. With delegation of certain tasks, it will not allow the quality and productivity to be sacrificed. The personal quality I would like to improve to become a more effective follower will be to take risks. I am scared to take risks that can potentially cause the organization to fail or lose money. After all, the goal of any organization is to succeed not fail.
Open Document