Personality Evaluation Of Personality

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Personality is never easily defined; many people have a hard time describing what they are like. They want to think that they have all of these “perfect” traits but there are advantages and disadvantages to each one. Thankfully, personality psychology exists to help out. Through various theories and multiple personality tests, people can grasp what they are really like. To determine my personality I took a couple of personality tests and have gathered other resources to confirm these tests. I used the Newcastle Personality Assessor to determine where I fall on the continuum of each of the traits in the Big Five. I also used the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to determine my personality traits on that scale. I found that my results on both tests …show more content…
I scored medium-high on openness. Openness is a hard trait to define. Nettle even says that openness is the “most mysterious and difficult to pin down of the five” (Nettle 2007, p. 183). The best way he can describe it is that a person high in openness is a poet or an artist (Nettle 2007, p.185). Some have even described high openness scorers as eccentric (Nettle 2007, p.29). I was slightly surprised that I got a medium high score on this trait. I do not really see myself as artistic but I do think that I am creative in a way, innovative, and eccentric. I was on the Future Problem Solving team in elementary school and that requires a lot of creative and critical thinking. My team ended up going to states one year too. I did multiple science fair projects and even a Rube Goldberg project. I also enjoy going to museums and watching theatre and I wish that I could draw or paint, but I do not have that talent. As described before, I do not tend to go with the mainstream society. My ideas and preferences are eccentric and not many people share them. My Myers-Briggs type, INFP, supports the Newcastle test. INFPs are overabundant in counseling, writing, and the arts careers (INFP). Another source showed that those who had NFP in their type were highly correlated with musician careers (Myers-Briggs 1962, p.23). Though I may not excel in the arts, I do appreciate them and I have the creative capacity but for something more …show more content…
Neuroticism measures the responsiveness to negative emotions such as sadness, anxiety, and fear (Nettle 2007, p.108). I scored medium-high on this trait. I absolutely agree with this score. When I am feeling down, it usually lasts for the whole day or it will take something really great to cheer me back up. I often have anxiety and worry a lot about senseless things but it is not so overwhelming that I need to take medication or anything for it. I can usually calm down after doing a lot of deep breathing. I mostly worry about academics and it is a bit pointless because I usually get good grades. My anxiety usually kicks in if I have to present something in front of the class. I took a speech class while in high school and during my first speech, I could not stop my hands from shaking and then I got even more embarrassed because my hands were shaking. In addition to these life examples, my Myers-Briggs type supports this. INFPs are usually sensitive (INFP Strengths and Weaknesses). I often find myself crying at sad movies, such as The Notebook. I bawled at the ending. I think I have grown some thicker skin since I was younger. I used to cry if I ever got in trouble or yelled at and I might still, but not as

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