Traits

Your Big Five Profile

The Big Five is the most researched personality model in the world, making it the industry standard for professionals.

The profile below shows your personality traits and describes your patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting.

OPEN

Intuitive • Intellectual

How you gather and use Information

Open

Being Open means you curiously seek more information and try new approaches. You love learning about abstract ideas.

You’re interested in what might exist, but doesn’t yet. You become absorbed in beauty, art or music.

You inwardly explore thoughts and feelings. You seek out new activities you haven’t done before.

Seeking complex answers means you discover deeper explanations.

Thinking about what’s possible helps you be more original.

Noticing aesthetics helps you appreciate beauty in the world.

Focusing on thoughts and feelings helps you understand yourself and others.

Trying new things helps you accept change.

Thinking the answer is complex means overlooking obvious explanations.

Trying to be original can make it difficult to deal with the task at hand.

Choosing just on aesthetics can mean sacrificing functionality.

Going too deep inside can keep you from getting on with things.

Choosing new activities can lead to unknown results.

CONSCIENTIOUS

Orderly • Industrious

How you exercise Control

Conscientious

Being Conscientious means you work hard to control yourself and the world around you. You’re motivated by what you want to achieve, so you set goals for the future.

You work consistently, driven by a desire to avoid distractions and finish the job. You focus on details, keeping things structured and scheduled. 

You do what’s expected, follow rules and respect authority. You make decisions in advance.

Because you focus on what you want to accomplish, you feel a sense of purpose.

You start and finish tasks, even if they’re difficult or boring.

You are efficient and stay on top of things.

You fulfill obligations to systems and people.

You avoid mistakes by seeing consequences of decisions.

Being goal oriented may mean sometimes not feeling satisfied.

Determination to complete tasks can make it difficult to change direction when needed.

Focusing too much on details may mean missing what’s more important.

Emphasizing rules can lead to being unnecessarily strict.

You may use too much time and energy when making decisions.

EXTRAVERTED

Assertive • Enthusiastic

How you Interact with the world

Extraverted

Being Extraverted means you prefer to interact with many people and take an assertive approach to life. You enjoy interacting with others, whether you know them or not.

Easily forming new connections makes you feel excited. You speak up when you’re with people or groups.

You stay busy and active. You get energized from loud or colorful environments.

It’s easy for you to reach out to people and enjoy larger groups.

You like to build strong friendships and attachments with others. 

You’re able to influence others, and be seen as a leader.

You’re quick to take action, and do more than most people.

You seek out places and activities that stimulate you.

It may be difficult to spend time alone.

You might not give people space or the privacy they need.

People may feel you don’t give others a chance to talk.

Being overly social can mean not giving things the time they deserve. 

You can become bored without enough stimulation.

AGREEABLE

Polite • Compassionate

How you Collaborate with others

Agreeable

Being Agreeable means you're willing  collaborate closely with others and seek shared outcomes. You believe others have good intentions.

You feel for those who are in need. You’re willing to compromise in order for everyone to get along.

You’re honest when sharing information. You don’t think you’re better than other people.

You build trusting relationships.

You understand the needs of people and help them.

You’re able to maintain harmony with others.

Honestly sharing information helps you build mutually beneficial relationships

You come across as someone others can relate to.

Others can sometimes take advantage.

It’s difficult to make decisions that might negatively affect people.

It may not be easy to win, if it means others will lose.

Honestly sharing information could hurt you in certain situations.

You may believe you don’t deserve as much as others.

NERVOUS

Tense • Intense

How you recognize Threats

Nervous

Being Nervous means you are on the lookout for threats or reacting to them. You know what could easily go wrong.

You notice when things haven’t been going well. You’re sensitive to some situations that demand a lot out of you.

You can can get annoyed with life’s irritations. You tend to give in to your cravings.

You spot dangers to avoid.

You’re aware when things should change.

You recognize stress levels when they get too high.

You stand up for yourself if treated unfairly.

You can enjoy life’s guilty pleasures.

You can be apprehensive, even in safe situations.

You may feel low sometimes, when you believe things won’t change.

It can be difficult to keep a clear head once under stress.

Everyday challenges frustrate you. 

You sometimes can take actions that you regret.

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