Big 5 Aspect Scale

In today’s show I take a look at the Big 5 Aspect scale and I share with you my results from the test.

The Big 5 model breaks personality into 5 traits: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. I found elsewhere on the internet that these can be remembered with the acronym OCEAN. Each of these have as traits have as their parts two subtraits. For example, Openness is divided into an openness toward new ideas and an openness toward new experiences.

  • Openness: toward ideas and toward experiences
  • Conscientiousness: industriousness and orderliness
  • Extraversion: enthusiasm and assertiveness
  • Agreeableness: compassion and politeness
  • Neuroticism: withdrawal and volatility

My results: Oh boy here we go.

  • Openness: Exceptionally High 96th percentile
    • Ideas: Exceptionally High 96th percentile
    • Experiences: High 87th percentile
  • Conscientiousness: Moderately High 66th percentile
    • Industriousness: Moderately High 73rd percentile
    • Orderliness: Average 54th percentile
  • Extraversion: Moderately Low 28th percentile
    • Enthusiasm: Low 13th percentile
    • Assertiveness: Average 52nd percentile
  • Agreeableness: Moderately Low 39th percentile
    • Compassion: Moderately High 72nd percentile
    • Politeness: Low 12th percentile
  • Neuroticism: Low 18th percentile
    • Withdrawal: Average 41st percentile
    • Volatility: Very Low 7th percentile

In the podcast I break all of these down and reflect on how each of these traits have been present in my own life. Enjoy the show!

I encourage all of you to take the test as well. I look forward to hearing about your results! I hope to do future episodes about each of the traits and subtraits and their relationships to each other.

Resources: – This website contains the $10 test that I took. It is a 100 question test and takes about 20 minutes. At the end I got not only my score but an analysis of my various scores, which I describe in the podcast episode.

Below is the first of Dr Peterson’s video’s from his Personality class which specifically talk about about the Big 5 model. Here he talks about the development of the model.