Today as I was procrastinating I jumped on Facebook and came across a post from the Science & Space section of Time.com titiled America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude.
After taking a short 10 question test it tells you which state matches your personality. I’m not so sure I belong in Georgia as it suggested as I’m more of a California or Colorado kind of guy, but it was interesting nonetheless the data it presented.
At the bottom of the test before you hit submit there is a disclaimer. It says: Note: This is an abbreviated version of the OCEAN test. You can find the full version here. I of course continued down the rabbit hole of procrastination and took the full version. It’s only 45 questions that you must mark 1 to 5 and then 20 optional questions to help improve their test.
There has been much research on how people describe others, and five major dimensions of human personality have been found. They are often referred to as the OCEAN model of personality, because of the acronym from the names of the five dimensions. The OCEAN test stands for Openness to Experience/Intellect, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism.
Here are my results
Openness to Experience/Intellect
High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.
(Your percentile: 81)
You are relatively open to new experiences.
High scorers tend to be reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined, careful; Low scorers tend to be disorganized, undependable, negligent.
(Your percentile: 94)
You are very well-organized, and can be relied upon.
High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative; Low scorers tend to be introverted, reserved, inhibited, quiet.
(Your percentile: 93)
You are extremely outgoing, social, and energetic.
High scorers tend to be good natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous; Low scorers tend to be critical, rude, harsh, callous.
(Your percentile: 81)
You tend to consider the feelings of others.
High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying; Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.
(Your percentile: 1)
You probably remain calm, even in tense situations.
Other than the 81 for Openness to Experience/Intellect which I thought would be higher because I’m up for just about anything I’d say it’s pretty spot on.
I’ve nibbled the cheese. Will you click the links and take the tests for yourself?