Science

The Personality Test is based on the five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits.

Big Five personality characteristics represent the most widely used model for describing how a person engages with the world, with others and with themselves.

The model includes five primary dimensions:

  • Extraversion: the person's tendency to seek stimulation in social interactions.
  • Openness: the extent to which a person is open to experiencing a variety of activities.
  • Agreeableness: the person's tendency to cooperate and relate to others feelings.
  • Conscientiousness: the person's tendency to act thoughtfully.
  • Emotional stability: the extent to which a person's emotions are sensitive to the environment.

Researchers have found that the big five traits are remarkably universal. One study that looked at people from more than 50 different cultures found that the five dimensions could be accurately used to describe personality.

Based on this research, many psychologists now believe that the five personality dimensions are not only universal; they also have biological origins. Psychologist David Buss has proposed that an evolutionary explanation for these five core personality traits, suggesting that these personality traits represent the most core qualities that shape our social landscape.

In the real world, most people lie somewhere in between the two poles of each dimension:

Extraversion: Extroverted-Introverted

People who are more extroverted are outgoing and tend to gain energy in social situations. People who are more introverted tend to be more reserved and enjoy the time to be by themselves to recharge

Openness: Imaginative-Practical

People who are more imaginative tend to be more curious and creative. People who are more practical are often much more down-to-earth and realistic.

Agreeableness: Rational-Emotional

People that are more rational tend to focus on objectivity, prioritizing logic over emotions. People who are more emotional tend to be more empathetic to others feelings and cooperative.

Conscientiousness: Organized-Spontaneous

People that are more spontaneous tend to spot opportunities and improvise more. People that are more organized tend to plan and be mindful of details.

Emotional stability: Sensitive-Stable

People more stable tend to be more resistant to stress and emotionally resilient. People more sensitive tend to experience mood swings, anxiety, and irritability.


Correlation with MBTI model

Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers authored a personality indicator still used today, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). They developed a convenient way to describe the dimensions using four-letter acronyms.

Due to its simplicity and ease of use, a number of diverse theories and approaches have embraced the four-letter naming model over the last few decades. While the acronyms used by these theories may be identical or very similar, however, their meanings do not always overlap.

Here's the way we are using the letters:

  • E and I are equivalent to Extroverted and Introverted.
  • N and S are equivalent to Imaginative and Practical
  • T and F are equivalent to Rational and Emotional.
  • J and P are equivalent to Organized and Spontaneous.

The Big Five Model provides an alternative basis for interpreting MBTI findings within a broader, more commonly shared conceptual framework.

We’ve combined the acronym format introduced by Myers-Briggs and Big Five personality traits. This way you can discover how your personality type corresponds to the MBTI and understand your unique personality composition using the Personality DNA chart.

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Personality DNA

The Mastermind

Original minds focused on the inner world. Masterminds are strategic thinkers with an extraordinary drive for implementing what they plan. They are competitive and have high standards for themselves and others.


The Logician

Analytical minds with the ability to solve difficult problems in their area of interest, Logicians are flexible and adaptable but can be sometimes skeptical and critical. They are usually more interested in ideas than in social interaction.


The Commander

Bold and strong-willed leaders, Commanders adopt long-term planning to achieve goals. They enjoy sharing their knowledge but can be forceful in presenting their ideas.


The Visionary

Smart and curious thinkers who love solving new and challenging problems, Visionaries are bored by routine. They are outspoken and relentless debaters.


The Counselor

Gentle, caring, and highly intuitive individuals, Counselors have a vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and good planners. Quiet, yet very inspiring and excellent listeners.


The Dreamer

Idealistic and kind people, loyal to their values and to people who are important to them, Dreamers are quiet and good listeners. They are flexible and accepting unless someone threatens their values.


The Mentor

Warm and inspiring leaders, Mentors help others fulfill their potential. Social and attuned to the emotions and needs of others. They are responsible leaders, responsive to both praise and criticism.


The Activist

Enthusiastic and creative free spirits, Activists enjoy keeping their options open, rather than planning. They are very sociable and readily give appreciation and support.


The Examiner

Organized, practical, and fact-minded, Examiners earn success by thoroughness and dependability. They are quiet and serious, but loyal friends.


The Protector

Thorough, responsible and conscientious, Protectors strive to create orderly and harmonious environments. Quiet, but always ready to defend their loved ones.


The Executive

Practical and decisive individuals, others can not rival their ability to manage things or people. Executives help people get things done and are forceful in implementing their plans.


The Provider

Warmhearted, caring, and social individuals, Providers are always eager to help. They like harmony in their environment and are determined to establish it.


The Artisan

Quiet and practical minds, Artisans analyze what makes things work and master tools to solve problems. They are logical, but flexible and tolerant friends.


The Artist

Sensitive, kind and artistic individuals, Artists enjoy the present moment and what's going on around them. They are quiet but committed to people who are important to them.


The Entrepreneur

Smart, energetic and perceptive, Entrepreneurs take a pragmatic approach to solving problems. They are spontaneous and enjoy each moment that they can be active with others.


The Entertainer

Spontaneous, enthusiastic and practical, Entertainers bring a fun approach to their work. They are outgoing and accepting friends.


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