Big 5 Personality Traits

The Big 5 Personality traits are a leading modern model of personality (also known as the Five Factor Model). It places people along each of five dimensions, which together provide a comprehensive description of a person's behavioral tendencies. The five "Big" traits, described in more detail after the study, are extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, emotional stability/neuroticism, and openness/intellect.

The task you will engage in to complete the Big 5 Personality Traits is a simple survey. You will see 50 statements, one at a time, and rate them with respect to how well they apply to yourself on the 1-5 scale shown above (left). At the end of the study, you will be presented with histograms that reflect the distribution of other participants' responses on each of the five trait dimensions. Your scores relative to others will be shown via a vertical line, as shown above (right). Please note that receiving high or low scores on the scales of this survey is not necessarily a good or bad thing. There are both advantages and drawbacks to both poles of the trait dimensions, and only you can decide how to appropriately weigh the information the survey provides. If you wish to participate in the Big 5 Personality Traits survey, please click the button below.