What is your personality?

What makes you who you are? What are the fundamental characteristics that make each person unique? Decades of scientific research have shown that people can be described by the 'Big Five' dimensions: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (OCEAN).

The survey you just completed measures not only these five dimensions but also further divides each dimension into two sub-dimensions. Check out the interactive results below and help spread the word.

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Big Five dimensions

Each slice of the pie is one Big Five dimension. The five slices are OCEAN: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism. Larger and taller slices indicate higher scores on a dimension. Scores range from 1 to 5.

What do these results mean?

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Self-control and impulsivity

People who are more conscientious tend to have higher self-control or grit and may be less likely to discount future rewards.

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Openness and receptivity

Openness is often associated with increased creativity and greater receptivity to new or different experiences. It may also be related to cognitive flexibility.

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Your values

People in different cultures not only score differently on the Big Five dimensions but also have very different fundamental values, beliefs, and world views.

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10 Big Five sub-dimensions

Each Big Five dimension can be broken down into 2 sub-dimensions. To remember the Big Five dimensions, use the OCEAN acronym: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism.

Scores range from 1 to 5. Hover over the bars to see the average score. Hover over the dot to see your score. The very last bar indicates the variance across all dimensions.

Gender differences

Openness is how open-minded you are. Open-minded people enjoys trying new things. They appreciate art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and different experiences.

Gender differences

Conscientiousness is how much self-discipline and self-control you have. People who score high on this dimension tend to act dutifully and are good at regulating and directing their impulses. They also prefer planned rather than spontaneous activities.

Gender differences

Extraversion reflects how much you prefer to enagage with the external world. Extraverts (higher scores) enjoy interacting with people and often come across as full of energy. They also like to assert themselves.

Introverts (lower scores), however, engage less socially and need less external stimulation. Thus, introverts tend to be more reserved than extraverts

Gender differences

Agreeable people (higher scores) value social harmony and try to get along well with others. They are willing to compromise their interests with others.

Disagreeable people (lower scores) tend to be more self-interested and unconcerned about others' well-being.

Gender differences

Neuroticism measures emotional instability. People with higher scores tend to experience more negative emotions and are more reactive and vulnerable to stress. They might be worse are regulating their emotions and experience more stress and anxiety in their lives.

Associations between dimensions

Although the Big Five dimensions are distinct and generally quite independent of each other, they often correlate with each other slightly. The heatmap shows the correlations. Brighter colors are more positive correlations and darker colours are more negative correlations.

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Global Big Five dimension

Hover over the map to see the average score for different countries. Only one Big Five dimension is shown. To see another (randomly selected) dimension, refresh this page.

If you find the results interesting, tell your friends from other countries to complete this task.