Personal Assessment: The Big Five Personality Test

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The Big Five Personality Test is a unique tool to learn more about yourself as well as others. When I received my score I was very interested in what I found out and what I was in the process learning. I was also absorbed in to the article I found that related the Big Five to an activity done daily by most adolescents. There are also a variation of strengths and weaknesses of the personality test that have strong arguments on both ends. The Big Five Personality test is very distinct from the other shadowed personality tests and a major factor of that is how it was developed. The Big Five Personality Test is an assessment composed of fifty questions that are condensed once you have finished the assessment. Once you have completed the test…show more content…
I am likely to think more outside of the box than some people. I am creative and am always open to new ideas and thoughts and like thinking about them and trying new methods and activities. This assessment was interesting to me because I have never evaluated my own personality before and it was interesting to see my major personality traits categorized and explained. I was also surprised at how accurate my score was, this assessment is very unique and I learned a lot from it. *what did you learn-elaborate* This assessment included aspects that I did not think much about and made me realize that they are important as well to understand my personality and characteristics. **Sentence to transition into article paragraph** An interesting article was found that took two similar hypotheses and evaluated them together. In the article, “Daily and Compulsive Internet Use and Well-Being in Adolescence: A Diathesis Stress Model Based on Big Five Personality Traits” a diathesis stress model was used to compare and analyze the results of two hypotheses that focus on internet use, especially online communication, and the well being of adolescents. The well being of adolescents in this study was *found* by the participants taking the big five assessment and sharing their results to compute how their well being may be related to compulsive internet…show more content…
*When participants are asked certain questions and have to choose to agree, disagree, or remain neutral, that may be answering what they think is culturally right. This is a dilemma because when that participant is placed in the environment of that question they may do the opposite of what they answered in the question and it could effect their score negatively and give them inaccurate results. **Although the big five helps participants condense their personality into five major dimensions, it skips out on many other dimensions and aspects as well. To input all your personality results into such a small genre is very general and may not give accurate results, leading some participants to give results that are contrary to what their personality actually is. ** Looking past its weaknesses the Big Five does have (distinctive) strengths that (overpower) its weaknesses. *Even though the big five is very general and vague in some ways, it brings order to personality evaluation and is the most popular personality assessment to this day. Although it is general and misses a few aspects, it does a very well job of evaluating a participant and condensing their results into five aspects to explain what kind of person they
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