My Clinical Personality Test: Neuroticism Model

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Before taking my Clinical Psychology class at UCI, I had little to no experience with personality tests. From my experience in working in teams for a job or a task, many times I have been described as a guy who likes to take the lead and also likes to have a clear goal to achieve. After taking the NEO FFI, I now have a better understanding of how my personality. My results were the following: for Neuroticism level was low with a score was of 16. According to the score interpretation, this means “Secure, hardy, and generally relaxed even under stressful circumstances.” For Extraversion, my level was high with a score of 32. This is interpreted as “Extraverted, outgoing, active, and high-spirited. You prefer to be around people most of the time.” …show more content…
That is the norm. If someone receives good news, they are expected to be happy. It is safe to say that even though society has set the norm on how things should be, most people are different. For example, based on my results from the test, there are somethings that I see do not fit into the norms. My neuroticism score is low. One of the things this score says about my personality is that I am for the mostly relaxed even when dealing stressful circumstances. I think this goes against the norms because most people won’t be relaxed when under stress. When dealing with stress, most people are often overthinking and trying to figure out how to solve their problems. Another example of how my personality goes against the norms is my Openness level. My openness levels are high which mean that I am open to new experiences. I like doing new things and have broad interests from how the world was created to politics, etc. This goes against the norms because most people will be really cautious when it comes to doing new things whether it is trying to food or trying out a new sport. People are expected to think thoroughly what they do while I enjoy doing and trying new things hoping to find my new favorite dish or a new hobby. Lastly another example of how my results compare against the norms is Conscientiousness for which I had a low level. I am not a very well-organized person and I can sometimes be …show more content…
They really describe my personality to an extend. In neuroticism, it’s I am generally calm when under stressful circumstances and this is because I think that stressing does not really help and the way I approach these situations is by dealing with one at a time. I feel like this helps me stayed relaxed and not lose my mind. In the same way, I also agree with my high extraversion level because I am a people person. I work in customer service and with the new UCI students. Meaning that I am constantly talking to people even strangers. I do not really like being alone so I spend my time with people going to eat at new places or simply hanging out. My openness level say I am always interested in new things and I agree with it because many times I go out of my way to try a new item at a restaurant or to learn about how other people feel about things I am interested in. I think out of all my results, agreeableness was the most accurate. I am a person who is really proud of what I do. I am skeptical about many things so when someone tells me news or interesting facts, I like to make sure that they are true. In addition, I feel like I can find a better or more efficient way of doing things even when following instructions seems to be easier. Conscientiousness was the only result I had some trouble fully agreeing with because I can be very well not organized, however, I try my best not to be careless. When it comes to keeping things

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