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A Big 5 Personality Test, With Scoring

The Big Five Inventory (BFI)

Here are a number of characteristics that may or may not apply to you. For example, do you agree that you are someone who likes to spend time with others? Please write a number next to each statement to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement.

Disagree
strongly
1
Disagree
a little
2
Neither agree nor
disagree
3
Agree
a little
4
Agree
strongly
5

I see Myself as Someone Who...

___ 1. Is talkative

___ 2. Tends to find fault with others

___ 3. Does a thorough job

___ 4. Is depressed, blue

___ 5. Is original, comes up with new ideas

___ 6. Is reserved

___ 7. Is helpful and unselfish with others

___ 8. Can be somewhat careless

___ 9. Is relaxed, handles stress well

___ 10. Is curious about many different things

___ 11. Is full of energy

___ 12. Starts quarrels with others

___ 13. Is a reliable worker

___ 14. Can be tense

___ 15. Is ingenious, a deep thinker

___ 16. Generates a lot of enthusiasm

___ 17. Has a forgiving nature

___ 18. Tends to be disorganized

___ 19. Worries a lot

___ 20. Has an active imagination

___ 21. Tends to be quiet

___ 22. Is generally trusting

___ 23. Tends to be lazy

___ 24. Is emotionally stable, not easily upset

___ 25. Is inventive

___ 26. Has an assertive personality

___ 27. Can be cold and aloof

___ 28. Perseveres until the task is finished

___ 29. Can be moody

___ 30. Values artistic, aesthetic experiences

___ 31. Is sometimes shy, inhibited

___ 32. Is considerate and kind to almost everyone

___ 33. Does things efficiently

___ 34. Remains calm in tense situations

___ 35. Prefers work that is routine

___ 36. Is outgoing, sociable

___ 37. Is sometimes rude to others

___ 38. Makes plans and follows through with them

___ 39. Gets nervous easily

___ 40. Likes to reflect, play with ideas

___ 41. Has few artistic interests

___ 42. Likes to cooperate with others

___ 43. Is easily distracted

___ 44. Is sophisticated in art, music, or literature

Please check: Did you write a number in front of each statement?





BFI scale scoring (“R” denotes reverse-scored items):

Extraversion: 1, 6R, 11, 16, 21R, 26, 31R, 36

Agreeableness: 2R, 7, 12R, 17, 22, 27R, 32, 37R, 42

Conscientiousness: 3, 8R, 13, 18R, 23R, 28, 33, 38, 43R

Neuroticism: 4, 9R, 14, 19, 24R, 29, 34R, 39

Openness: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35R, 40, 41R, 44

-- Oliver P. John , Sanjay Srivastava

from "The Big-Five Trait Taxonomy: History, Measurement, and Theoretical Perspectives"

Quoted on Sun Sep 11th, 2011