After taking the personality test I have come to the conclusion that while the test does do a decent job of describing the Big Five traits of human personality, which are Openness to Experience/Intellect, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, it does generalize them and classify personality traits rather vaguely. Humans are so complex and can exude many different types of personalities on a daily basis. But none the less, in terms of a basic guideline to go off of, the Big Five can serve as that.
In terms of how well the test results describe my particular personality I feel that it does not describe the core of who I am, but rather a slight glimpse of my personality. There are a lot of layers to a person’s personality and it is hard to judge based on questions formulated by strong disagree to strongly agree. The test results revealed that I relatively open to new experiences, that I am neither organized nor disorganized, that I am extremely outgoing , social, and energetic, that I tend to consider the feelings of others, and that I tend to become anxious and nervous.
All of which are personality traits that one might find out by just simply having a conversation with me. These are not traits that I did not already know about myself when describing the type of person I am. While I do think that this is a valid personality assessment, I feel that it could go further in depth to better improve the results of the test. It only gives a small amount of insight into my personality and I think that if the question were more personal or detailed then maybe the results would be interpreted differently.
An aspect in which the test might be improved could be by giving scenarios of specific situations and having the tester answer with more detail. By knowing how a person would react in certain situations it could give better insight towards that person’s true personality. Aside from this I felt that the test was general in giving a very basic outline and understanding of my personality traits. Finally, the additional personality test that I took was the Global Personality Test.
This personality test asked me to rate myself in terms of strongly agrees or disagree. It listed off 30 or so statements and I was to decide if that agreed with my personality or not. The results stated as follows, stability results were moderately low which suggests that I am worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious (43%). Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests I am, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun (60%).
Extraversion results were high which suggests I am overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity (70%). I think that results are somewhat valid. Again, I don’t feel that agree/disagree questions can give a pin point accurate description of my personality, but it does give a basic understanding of the person I could