OUTPUTS (INDIVIDUAL)

Examples of information that individuals can find out about themselves...

Individuals are invited to discover more about how their personality influences their lives in myriad ways by engaging with various questions.

 

Additionally, individuals can receive a probability score, which gives an even more personalized insight concerning how likely they are to demonstrate various traits, attitudes, and behaviours. Probability scores are based on each dimension of OCEAN and are therefore uniquely tailored for each individual on the basis of their personality profile.

Answers are in-depth and can be provided with reference to several OCEAN dimensions for each specific trait, attitude or behaviour. Find teaser examples from only a few answers below!

Click each question below to see your results...

How much do you use your smartphone?


A team of researchers led by Roberts found that neuroticism is related positively to excessive phone use. Your profile means that, at a probability of 22%, you are unlikely to be glued to your phone, but there can nonetheless be times when you rely on it a little too much as a source of comfort and distraction, or are a little too concerned with staying on top of your messages. You can keep your phone usage in proportion, and so try to make sure that you do. Nonetheless you clearly have realised that checking social media can be a great way of distracting yourself from troubles or cheering yourself up, and this is perfectly ok: don’t feel bad about making yourself feel good.




Do you make purchases based on design or function?


Myszkowski and Storme found that openness is related negatively to preference and interest in the design and appearance of products. Your profile of high openness means that you are 31% less interested in what a product looks like than you are in what it does and how well it does this. In short, you value function over form. You are unlikely to be impressed by beautiful colour schemes, or flashy product launch videos extolling the impressive appearance of products, and instead you just ignore the bells and whistles that manufacturers sometimes use.




What kind of art do you like?


Cleridou and Furnham found that openness was related to preferences for art. Specifically, your openness means that you are more likely than most to enjoy schools of art that are sophisticated (e.g., classical art of ancient Greece and representational painting), contemporary (e.g., abstract and modern art), and intense (e.g., complex designs and intense colours). Your friends might regard you as an aesthete. Openness is not related in any way to liking for schools of art that are mellow (e.g., smooth, soft colours, simple and reflective styles) or unpretentious (e.g., folk and traditional art rooted in older techniques or styles).




Are you a natural entrepreneur?


A team of researchers led by Leutner found that extraversion is related positively to success in corporate and innovative business pursuits; your probability score is 18%. Your outgoing, energetic, and upbeat approach is well-suited to entrepreneurial success, as you enjoy and are successful in engaging with people and trying to convince them of the merits of your arguments, perform well in sales pitches, and enjoy meetings as you can assert yourself well. In entrepreneurial contexts you should be wary of two factors. First, your confident interpersonal skills could be read by others as over-confidence, and so be ready to acknowledge the limitations of your ideas. Second, your outgoing nature could be over-powering to others who lack your extraversion, and so be ready to pull back a little if you get the sense that everyone else in the meeting is withdrawing into their shell a little: they will then be better able to consider the merits of your proposals.




Are you likely to express financial distress?


A team of researchers led by Xu found that conscientiousness is related to financial distress. Your high conscientiousness means that you are less likely than others to suffer financial distress, at a probability score of 15%. For example, there are unlikely to have been instances in which you or your household couldn’t pay bills for electricity, rent, or phones; it is likely that the total value of your possessions is greater than your debt (i.e., in the worst case you could sell everything to pay your debts); you are unlikely to run out of food before you can afford to buy more; and you are unlikely to have received welfare benefits recently. Your conscientiousness means that you plan ahead, control your impulses, and are persistent in the face of adversity, and these traits clearly help you to maximise your income and to control your personal finances. There is nothing wrong with prudent management of your personal finances of course. However, the one caveat we would add is that it is important to also enjoy yourself. Live within your means of course, but don’t lose sight of the fact that money is a means to an end, and having a happy life is more important to many people than being wealthy.

A team of researchers led by Xu found that neuroticism is related to financial distress. Your moderate low score for neuroticism pushes you away from financial distress to some extentat a probability score of 10%. The relative emotional stability and low level of anxiety that you experience makes it easier for you to plan ahead, and this affects your financial planning too. Being often confident and free from worry can work against your interests. For example, your ability to avoid worry may lead to you making risky investments, failing to spot financial clouds on the horizon, or simply assuming that ‘everything will be ok’ without any direct effort. Nonetheless, we suspect that you are relatively immune to this, if only because you do experience a moderate level of neuroticism, which might be beneficial in giving you just enough of a predisposition towards worrying that it keeps your eye on the ball with regard to important issues such as your personal finances.




Do you have clarity on your sense of self?


A group of researchers led by Campbell found that conscientiousness is related to self-concept clarity. Your high conscientiousness means that it is likely that your self-concept is indeed clear, with a score of 25%. This means that your beliefs about yourself and ‘who you are’ are defined clearly and confidently, are stable over time, and are internally-consistent (i.e., the specific elements of your self-concept do not contradict one another). This likely reflects your more general consistency, decisiveness, self-discipline, and deliberation, as you apply the same qualities to your view of yourself and so develop a clear self-concept as a consequence.




Do you make time for mindfulness?


Hanley found that conscientiousness is related positively to mindfulness. Your likelihood of this dimension is 15%. When you pay attention to something or someone it is often characterised by a sense of purpose, a focus on the present, and on being non-judgemental. You have an ability to focus on the here and now; on understanding rather than assessing right or wrong, good or bad, better or worse; and avoid both living in the past and an excessive focus on the future.




How much do you use Facebook, and how do you use it to communicate?


Ryan and Xenos showed that extraversion was related to Facebook use, and also to a preference for using all possible communication platforms within Facebook (e.g., wall posts, messages, comments, chats). Your extraversion scores you at 24%. Your quest for social stimulation disposes you well towards using Facebook and all the communication methods it provides, since you place high value on the ease with which these allow you to communicate with your friends and family.




Do you enjoy working in teams?


A team of researchers lead by Peeters found that neuroticism was associated with the degree of satisfaction experienced as a consequence of working with teams. Your moderate neuroticism means that you are 21% likely to experience more satisfaction than some others when working as part of a team. A number of factors probably contribute to this, such as that way that you can go for extended periods of time enjoying stable emotions, which makes it easy to maintain stable working relationship with your team, and particularly feelings of calmness that likely means you can be confident that other team members will perform as well as they need to.




Are you late or early for appointments?


A team of researchers led by Back showed that conscientiousness is related to whether you are likely to arrive early or late for appointments. Your score for this is 32%. Specifically, high conscientiousness is related to being early for appointments. Just as you always try to ‘do the right thing’ you’re likely to arrive on time for appointments: you’re meant to be on time, and so you make sure that you are. Moreover, your conscientiousness means that even when you are late you tend to be less so than are other people. Being on time is good, but don’t get too stressed out about being a bit late from time to time: the world won’t end if you accidentally keep a friend waiting for five minutes.




Are you physically active?


Research led by Sutin found that openness is related to greater levels of physical activity, such that you are likely to get more exercise than most at a score of 29%. Your disposition to explore and try new things seems to lead to you spending more time moving around. Open people are also more likely than most to engage in sedentary behaviours that combine other activities (such as simultaneously reading while watching movies) and so this aspect of drive for new experiences can at times push you away from physical activity. Your physical activity is likely to arise simply from you undertaking a wide range of activities, some of which will inevitably involve exercise; and this probably explains why openness does not relate to lower body mass index as you also enjoy taking on new, unhealthy activities also.




Are you environmentally engaged?


Milfont and Sibley showed that conscientiousness is related positively to engagement with environmental issues. You are more likely than most to act in environmentally-friendly ways such as recycling, favouring renewable energy, and interest in electric cars. at a score of 25%. More interesting though is your motivation for this. Your high conscientiousness means that you hold these environmentally-friendly attitudes because you are concerned with doing the right thing. You worry that driving gas-guzzling cars, leaving the lights blazing, and not recycling means that people are simply not doing their duty. Your attention to detail means you understand that attention to the small details can have a big impact on the overall outcome, and so it is important to you that you change the small things in your life that can make a big different to the environment. Since your environmentally-friendly behaviours are driven by a sense of duty there is every chance that you will be the first to take on board many of these behaviours: your recycling bin is probably the fullest on the street. There is every chance that you may become resentful or even angry with those who do not share this sense of duty and attention to the small details: you went to the trouble of making sure your new car had good fuel economy so it is really unfair when the people next door buy a sports car or put aluminium cans in the general trash.





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