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Gender Differences

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Personality Scales



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N - E - O - A - C (Big 5 Quick Links)

EI - SN - TF - JP (MBTI Quick Links)


Big 5 Factors

Neuroticism (N)



Someone with high neuroticism is easily affected by the surrounding atmosphere. They get worried easily, are quick to anger, and easily discouraged. They often feel uneasy and embarrassed. They have difficulty resisting temptations and coping with stress.

People with low neuroticism have very stable moods. They often appear clam and relaxed. They are able to cope with stress around them and are thus it takes more to discourage and embarrass them. They are composed and are able to handle stressful situations without anxiety.


Extraversion (E)



Extraverts are affectionate, friendly and intimate. They are gregarious and prefer company. They tend to be assertive and drift towards leadership positions. Craving excitement and thrills, they work and play at a fast pace. They usually have cheerful, optimistic outlooks on life in general.

Introverts are reserved and formal. They prefer to be alone and seldom seek out company. They tend to stay in the background and perform their activities at a more leisurely pace. They have a low need for thrills and have a less exuberant attitude in general than extraverts do.


Openness (O)



People with high openness are imaginative and daydream a lot. They appreciate art and beauty and place value on emotions. they prefer variety in their lives and enjoy trying new things out. They have a broad intellectual curiosity and seem to be able to talk knowledgeably about many different things. They are liberal and open to re-examining their own values.

People with low openness focus on the here and now. They find speculative talk a waste of time. They are uninterested in artistic endeavors and discount the value of emotions. They prefer familiar, routinized tasks and life styles. They have a narrow intellectual focus and are very conservative and dogmatic about their own views and values.


Agreeableness (A)



Individuals high in this scale see others as honest and well-intentioned. Thus they are often straight forward and frank with others, and are willing to help and trust in them. If placed in a conflict, they usually defer under a higher authority. They are humble, sometimes self-effacing, and are usually tender-minded and easily moved.

Individuals low on this scale have a cynical and skeptical outlook on life. They find it hard to trust others and often appear guarded and reluctant to get involved. They are aggressive and competitive, especially when placed under conflict. They often feel superior to others, and are hard-headed and rational.


Conscientiousness (C)



People with high conscientiousness feel capable and effective. They are well-organized, neat and tidy. Governed by conscience and honor, they are driven to achieve success. They focus on completing tasks and think carefully before acting.

Individuals low in this scale often feel unprepared. They are unorganized and unmethodical in performing tasks. They are casual about obligations and have a low need for achievement. They procrastinate frequently and are easily distracted. They are spontaneous and hasty in tasks.


Myer-Briggs Types

Extraversion-Introversion (EI)



Extraverts are energized through social interactions. They love to talk and be in company of others. They are very sociable and have many friends and contacts. They have a rich repertoire of facial expressions and gestures that they use to accentuate their lively conversational styles.

Introverts are energized by solitude, because this gives them the space to think and introspect. They feel drained by social interactions and prefer to have intimate relationships with a few close friends. They appear reserved, hesitate before speaking and often appear to be thinking about something intensely.


Sensing-Intuitive (SN)



Sensors are very down-to-earth people. They are practical and realistic. They love hands on activities and prefer to think about concrete things. They like to be specific and give factual information. Sensors examine details and the parts that make up the whole. They become impatient with fanciful schemes

Intuitives usually have their minds in the future or some conceptual realm. They love fantasy and ingenuity. They like to construe and solve abstract problems in their heads. Intuitives look for overall meanings and themes when analyzing events. They are holistic and impatient with many details.


Thinking-Feeling (TF)



Thinkers pride themselves in being rational and logical. They are objective and detached in making decisions and thus can make them easily. They prize justice and clarity, and abhor emotional influences. They may appear too cold and uncaring. They believe in policies and laws and appear very firm-minded.

Feelers have tender hearts and are comfortable with making subjective and value-based decisions. They place great value on harmony, mercy and emotions. They feel that decisions should be based on circumstances and context. They may appear too mushy and emotional. They believe that social value is very important.


Judging-Perceiving (JP)



Judgers are organized and structured individuals. They have no problem with planning goals and reaching them. They want to bring projects to a resolution and work towards closure. They like to work towards deadlines and prefer order and control in their lives. To some people, they may appear anal-retentive.

Perceivers are very flexible and adaptable. They like to let life live and enjoy the flow. They are spontaneous and prefer the tentative over the definite. They like to keep their options open and like to move from topic to topic. They usually have difficulty bringing projects to an end and may appear indecisive and sloppy.