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