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The Big Five Personality Quiz

Psychologists have identified five major areas of personality, often referred to as the Big Five. Take this personality quiz to learn more about the different aspects of your personality.

The Big-Five theory of personality is one of the most popular and widely used models used by modern psychologists. Research suggests that personality is made up of five basic dimensions. Each of these dimensions represents a continuum. Some people might be very high on a trait, others very low, and many somewhere in the middle.

The first section of this personality quiz is designed to look at how you rate on the extroversion-introversion scale.

  • Select the answer that best fits how each of the following statements applies to you.
  • Don't worry, there are no right or wrong answers. Try to be honest in order to get the most accurate results.
  • Your answers are not recorded or saved.
  • Your results will display after you complete each section of the quiz.

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Extroversion (also known as extraversion) is one of the five broad dimensions that make up personality. People who are high in extroversion tend to be gregarious, outgoing, assertive, and talkative. They love talking to other people and feel energized by socializing. People who are low in extroversion (or high in introversion) are usually more reserved and quiet. They have to expend a lot of energy in social situations, so lots of social interaction can leave them feeling drained.

Learn More:

Are you interested in learning more about your personality? Here are some links, resources, and information to get you started.

The Big Five Theory of Personality:

Learn more about each of the five dimensions that make up personality as well as some of the research supporting this model of personality.

What Is the Trait Theory of Personality?

The Big-Five model is what is known as a trait theory. What exactly does this mean? Trait theories suggest that personality is made up of a number of different traits. While the Big-Five model is one of the most popular of these theories, there have been a number of others throughout history. One of the earliest trait theories suggested that there were more than 4,000 traits, while another precursor to the Big-Five proposed that there were just three.

Extroversion vs. Introversion:

This first section of the Big-Five personality quiz centered on extroversion, a broad trait characterized by assertiveness and sociability. How exactly do these traits differ? Start by learning more about the basics of both extroversion and introversion, then explore some of the key characteristics of extroverts and some of the top signs you might be an introvert. You can also learn more about your level of extroversion by taking the Extrovert/Introvert Quiz.

Do Personality Traits Ever Change?

Once you learn more about some of your traits on the Big-Five, you might be wondering: Can you ever change your personality? Most experts suggest that when it comes to the broad dimensions of personality, including the big five traits, change can be very difficult. These traits are generally seen as enduring and relatively stable throughout life. However, psychologists such as Carol Dweck believe that changing things like habits and behavior patterns can lead to real changes in personality.

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