Saturday, October 24, 2009


For my Personality Theory and Research class I had to take a personality test called the NEO personality inventory and also give it to someone else close to me and then compare our personalities. This particular test is used by Trait theorists who believe that there are 5 major personality components that everyone has, and within those 5 major traits are smaller "sub-traits" that make up the main trait.

Have I lost any of you yet?

So the trait theorists believe that everyone falls somewhere along a continuum in these various traits. There is an average area where most people fall on the traits but people will score higher or lower in maybe one area because that part of their personality is stronger.

I of course, forced Jason into taking it. He didn't really put up a fight, but I could tell he didn't want to do it because he knew I would analyze it 'til the cows came home. But the good news for him is, the cows weren't out too long. I wont go into all the details of how he and I scored, but I will tell you all this much, Jason's personality is very mild, he falls in the average range for just about every trait there is. I, on the other hand, am all over the place. But lets be honest, is anyone here really surprised?

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I think we outgoing introverts are kinda like that. ;)