Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

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Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by Seppia » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 am

Interesting personality test form FiveThirtyEight.
This one claims to be backed by science :)

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/personality-quiz/

My results:

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I find it to be pretty much spot on.
As always, the real issue with these tests is "how self aware is the respondent?", but still a cool one.
Seems very close to the Myers Briggs

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by IlliniDave » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:36 am

Mine:

-Openness to experience 88
-Agreeableness 71
-Conscientiousness 63
-Negative Emotionality 29
-Extraversion 42 (but sociability < 25)

I'm surprised extraversion, openness, agreeableness were as high as they were, and that conscientiousness was as low as it was. I wonder how well they control for people answering how they'd like to be perceived, or misunderstanding themselves (i.e., having low self-awareness as Seppia put it above).

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by jacob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 am

It looks like a short version of the Big5/OCEAN test. There's a longer one called IPIP. More results here:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9976

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:04 am

Openness-79
Agreeableness-79
Conscientiousness-42
Negative Emotionality-17
Extraversion-46

I found it interesting that my low negative emotionality score was mostly due to complete absence of volatility.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by GandK » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:38 am

I took this a year ago or so I think because I love 538.

I remember thinking it was significantly off. Mainly it had me too extraverted and not neurotic enough. And my openness was something like 95%, and while it's true that I'll entertain any idea, I tend to avoid physical novelty like the plague, so am I actually open...?

I basically came away feeling like I knew less about myself than I did before I took the quiz.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by CS » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:39 am

I love that the invitation to send to others is pre-filled in with 'my annoying coworkers' - hahaha!

Openness to experience 79
Agreeableness 38
Conscientiousness 67 (more responsible than productive - sounds about right)
Negative emotionality 42
Extraversion 33

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by daylen » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am

Openness 96

Agreeableness 21

Conscientiousness 42
Mostly organization which is easy when you do not own much.

Negative emotionality 8
I cannot really tell if this is true. Perhaps I do experience a continuous trickle of anxiety, but I never pay much attention to it because it is so steady.

Extraversion 42
Sociability is much lower than assertiveness and energy.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:27 am

Very interesting!

Openness to experience 58
Agreeableness 50
Conscientiousness 46
Negative emotionality 54
Extraversion 88

Enjoyed reading the comments, although a lot felt like fluff.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by unemployable » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 pm

I got about the same scores as on the test in the other thread. 4 on Agreeableness, rather than 1.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by Smashter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm

They did a great job on the UX/UI.

Openness to experience 96
Agreeableness 58
Conscientiousness 46
Negative emotionality 42
Extraversion 71

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by anesde » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:53 pm

Interesting

Openness to experience 63
Agreeableness 50
Conscientiousness 58
Negative emotionality 8
Extraversion 54

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by C40 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:06 pm

To me the test feels too short to be all that accurate.

Openness to experience - 71 (higher intellectual and creative)
Agreeableness - 46 (higher respectfulness)
Conscientiousness - 92 (all of them) “hey, baby, I’ll increase your positive health outcomes”
Negative emotionality - 8
Extraversion - 63 (mostly assertiveness and energy. Low sociable)

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by classical_Liberal » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:34 am

unemployable wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 pm
I got about the same scores as on the test in the other thread. 4 on Agreeableness, rather than 1.
You're just becoming a better person. :D

I'm not taking this. My scores on the other test showed mid 90's on the neuroticism subcategories of anger and anxiety. That just made me angry and anxious.

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Re: Another personality test - from FiveThirtyEight

Post by unemployable » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:40 am

classical_Liberal wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:34 am
You're just becoming a better person. :D
No I'm not.

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