Among other things, I teach org behavior and HRM. I am a skeptic when it comes to psychometrics unless those instruments have been shown to be reliable and valid and have withstood the test of time and rigorous peer review in the scholarly community.
In redesigning course materials I revisited various personality tests but (for giggles) took the Global 5-SLOAN Multidimensional Typing System.
Big Five Test Results
|Extroversion (42%) moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and private.
Accommodation (62%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly kind natured, trusting, and helpful at the expense of your own individual development (martyr complex).
Orderliness (50%) medium which suggests you are moderately organized, structured, and self controlled while still remaining flexible, varied, and fun.
Emotional Stability (36%) moderately low which suggests you are worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.
Inquisitiveness (82%) high which suggests you are very intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.
I’d say that’s pretty accurate at the moment, keeping in mind the assessment results may shift over time. Said shift is dependent upon too many variables to list here.
Here is the description with keywords (i.e., “zones”). The red text descriptors are the ones I feel do not apply to me and I should note that there is a distinct dichotomy as it relates to professional contexts vs. interpersonal relationships with those closes to me. I’m an enigma that way. 🙂
|moody, not good at sports, low energy level, unable to speak up for self, avoidant, depressed, withdrawn, attracted to things associated with sadness, easily frightened, feels defective, lonely, no self confidence (only in certain relationships/situations), easily discouraged, avoids crowds, backs down when threatened, easily intimidated, socially unskilled, loner, unproductive, late with work, prone to health problems, focuses on fantasies more than reality, self loathing, wounded at the core, easily hurt, often sad, becomes overwhelmed by events, fearful, rarely prepared, fears doing the wrong thing, often aware how the color and lighting of a room affects their mood, feels untalented, quiet around strangers, prone to addiction, doubting, anxious, easily confused, frequently overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings, weak sense of purpose, relates to broken and discarded things, unsure where life is going, continually losing things, fears drawing attention to self, avoids unnecessary interaction, often bored, second guesses self, embarrassed by praise, worrying, resigned, prone to jealousy|
|*the descriptions listed here are made up of personality items. people who scored high on this type scored higher on the above items compared to the average. (more info)|
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