It is interesting for most people to learn more about themselves by taking fun online personality quizzes. Such quizzes also make it easy to guess what someone else’s personality is like. These fun quizzes reveal a lot about people – whether teenagers or adults.
Fun personality quizzes do not necessarily give scientific results. In order to determine if these personality quizzes provide helpful information, it is important to understand some basics about the personality. In this way, we can understand if those personality quizzes fun to take, also provide a good representation of our true nature.
There are five major personality traits, easily remembered by using the acronym of OCEAN, which stands for:
- O = Openness
- C = Conscientiousness
- E = Extroversion
- A = Agreeableness
- N = Neuroticism
The five personality traits form the fundamental basics of differences between people.
The five major personality traits are separate and distinct from each other. The total personality is a combination of these traits or their oppositions. Some of these traits may have stronger expression in a particular individual than others.
A person with this trait is inventive and curious. They like to have many different experiences and get bored with common routines. They have a strong intellect and like to explore ideas to learn more about them. They have a superb imagination combined with robust intellectual curiosity. They are independent and have an easy-going adventurous nature.
Open individuals appreciate art and beauty. They are also willing to try out new things. They are tolerant of others and liberal in their thinking. They are comfortable with abstract concepts or thoughts expressed using mathematical formulas or with symbols.
The opposite of an open person is a person who has a closed nature. Closed people like things that do not change. They prefer routine. They are conservative and choose familiar things rather than exploring new things. Closed people are cautious and do not like surprises.
The conscientiousness person is always organized. They like everything planned out. They are trustworthy and dependable. They act according to duty, show restraint, and have good self-discipline. They are not careless and do not enjoy being spontaneous. They have goals, make to-do lists, and usually accomplish what the set out to achieve.
The opposite of a conscientious person is an irresponsible person. An irresponsible person is one who cannot be trusted. They show up late, if at all. They leave bills unpaid, break promises, and lack concern for the effect of any of their negative behaviors on others.
An extrovert likes to always be around other people and be the center of attention. They are good communicators and the life of the party. They have lots of energy and boldness, which may include being very assertive. They talk constantly and often about themselves. They are masters at self-promotion, putting out good vibes with lots of positive emotions.
Introverts are the opposite of extroverts. Introverts are shy, quiet, self-reflective, and sometimes have trouble connecting with other people in social situations. While the extroverts may be the focus of the entire room of people, the introvert is more likely to be off in a corner or sitting somewhere quietly alone. Introverts need much less attention and are very comfortable being alone.
Agreeable people like to follow along with others and are generally well tempered. The prefer getting along as opposed to conflict. They rarely say anything offensive and try to collaborate rather than compete. They are very compassionate and can easily understand another person’s point of view. It is their nature to be helpful and trusting of others.
A person who is disagreeable is a nasty person unable to get along well with others. They could care less what others think and are more likely to do something in their own best interests than they are to help others. They may become suspicious of the motivation of others. They are always unfriendly and uncooperative.
This type of person is overwhelmed by emotions. They are guided by feelings and often in ways that they cannot control. These emotions may express themselves as anger, nervousness, anxiety, panic, depression, hypersensitivity, or extreme vulnerability. They may have difficulty with emotional stability and experience trouble controlling impulses. Excessive amounts of this personality trait lead to a mental illness called neurosis.
The opposite of neuroticism is a person who is emotionally stable. These people keep their emotions under control. They do not overreact to situations. Instead, they remain calm and do not experience persistent negative emotions. They do not necessarily experience an overload of positive emotions either. Their experience is in the more neutral emotional range, which neither gets them excited nor upset.
Take This Fun Personality Quiz!
Here is a personality quiz that is one of the quizzes fun to take, which is based on the scientific understanding of the five major personality traits:
For each question, please choose ALL the answers that apply to you. For example, if the answers “a,” “c,” and “e” of one question all apply to you, choose all three answers of a, c, and e.
1. My biography, when written, will describe me as a person…
a) with a large vocabulary.
b) who is always prepared.
c) who is the life of a party.
d) who likes other people.
e) who is easily upset.
2. Some of my characteristics are…
a) I have a super imagination.
b) I am detail oriented.
c) I like getting attention when in public.
d) I feel sorry for others.
e) my mood changes all the time.
3. Other people…
a) think I have excellent ideas.
b) rely on me to get things done.
c) are comfortable around me.
d) think my heart is too soft.
e) think I irritate easily.
4. My traits include…
a) I understand things quickly.
b) I enjoy order and neatness.
c) I am easy to talk with.
d) I take time to help others.
e) I get stressed out quickly.
5. Friends notice that…
a) I use complex words to describe things.
b) I follow a schedule.
c) at parties, I talk to many people.
d) I understand their feelings.
e) I get upset quickly.
6. My co-workers, others students, or friends think…
a) I have many ideas.
b) I am exact in my work.
c) I love to talk.
d) I make everyone feel at ease.
e) my mood changes frequently.
7. I am frequently
a) interested in abstractions.
b) organizing things.
c) communicating with others.
d) trying to help someone.
e) worrying about stuff.
8. I feel better…
a) reading science fiction novels than reading rulebooks.
b) when there is a place for everything and everything is in its place.
c) when everyone is looking at me.
d) I pay someone else a compliment.
e) when holidays are over.
9. If someone described me, they would say…
a) I have the spirit of an explorer.
b) I clean up too often.
c) I hardly ever shut up.
d) other people’s problems are more important than my own.
e) I never seem relaxed.
10. I could have a career…
a) as an astronaut, famous artist, or scientist.
b) home remodeling, project management, or accounting.
c) as a newscaster, movie star, or in politics.
d) as a caregiver, veterinarian, or homemaker.
e) in risk management, as a doomsday predictor, or disease prevention.
Good job! Now add up the times you chose each of the letters and write the numbers here:
What the Results Mean
The highest score above is your strongest personality trait. Most people have a mixture of traits.
- A = Openness
- B = Conscientiousness
- C = Extroversion
- D = Agreeableness
- E = Neuroticism
For scores above five for each letter, you express that trait strongly. A score of below five for each letter, means you are leaning towards the opposite of that trait. The opposites are:
- A = Closedness
- B = Irresponsible
- C = Introversion
- D = Disagreeableness
- E = Emotionally Stable
Please do not judge yourself from any of these results. It is interesting to know your tendencies, nevertheless, the world needs all kinds of people in order to function properly. Sometimes these results are counter-intuitive. For example, according to the Huffington Post, healthy neurotics are better workers when the job calls for team players, than extroverts are. Extroverts do better in sales jobs.
Here is an expanded version of the Big-Five Personality Test, for those who wish to explore more.