Psychology Addict # 46 |The Thinking, Emotional & Behaviour Patterns that Characterise Us.

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The word personality has its origins in the Latin word ‘persona’, which translates to ‘mask’.

Today we are going to talk about personality types. And, despite the fact that in this post we’ll discuss a model (The Big Five) developed in the second half of the twentieth century, I would like to remind you all that this is a topic Hippocrates was already exploring in 370 BCE. No wonder why they say that “psychology has a long past, but a short history”.

Following that of the Greeks, many other theories of personality were developed across the centuries; the psychodynamic and humanistic models are just a couple of examples among a few. So, a question worth asking is ‘why then discuss this one?’ Well, you see, The Big Five is the model that most personality studies are built upon, and that is because this is the one most widely accepted in academic psychology.

The name Big Five results from the five following dimensions: Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Openness, Agreeableness and Extroversion, which, as discovered by cross cultural studies conducted by psychologists, describe most people’s character traits.

In case you are wondering why this is important... Well, there are many perspectives from which this query can be addressed. From a psychological standpoint, such studies often explain some of the reasons why people experience the world and relate to others the way they do. For you, it might bring an insight into why you, or indeed those around you, behave in such ways. Moreover, the study of personality is also a reliable predictor of overall health and well-being 1. For example, do you know someone who is constantly anxious, and insecure? There you go! That may even be a result of their high rates in neuroticism.

You can see now how useful it is to have at least a minimum understanding of these dimensions; which, by the way, we all fit into at a higher or a lower level.

The Pros and Cons of Neuroticism


Considering we are already discussing neuroticism, let’s illustrate the example of the previous paragraph a bit further. Think of that friend or relative of yours who is over sensitive, and thinks and worries a lot about past and future events.

You may be surprised to find out that these all are aspects associated to high scores in neuroticism 2. Consequently, instead of getting upset with them for being ‘pessimistic’, or a ‘party pooper’, now you know better. Now, you know that this sort of attitude is likely to be a result of how they perceive, process and react to external and internal information, due to their personality type.

So, what does the future hold for neurotic people in terms of well-being? Well, individuals with high rates in this personality dimension are more susceptible to suffer from mental illnesses (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders) 3. This is, by no means, a piece of information that should bring you down. In fact, it is good practice to use well-founded knowledge in your favour. For example, in this case, if your friend is at the higher end of the neuroticism measure; perhaps, it is time they started an exercise routine, integrate relaxation practices into their daily life, and put their creativity into practice.

Of course! High-scorers in the neuroticism dimension are gifted with creativity and originality 4. Isaac Newton is a classic example of a neurotic genius 5.

Conscientiousness: Industriousness & Orderliness


Now, it’s time to talk about how good you are with following your new years’ resolution, how they look like on a long-term basis, and how careful the decisions you take are made. Are they often last minute, or thoroughly planned? Depending on your answers your general traits regarding dutiful achievements will fall somewhere from extremely low to exceptionally high in the conscientiousness dimension of personality traits. People who rate low in this dimension are more prone to procrastinate, find excuses for not meeting commitments (probably because of lack of organization), and aren’t very future-oriented.

Whilst reading a paper titled Act-frequency signatures of the big five 6 I laughed as I read that people with low-levels of conscientiousness buy and read more books. That was because it reminded me of an old acquaintance of mine, Jane.

She lived with a family member she looked after. I used to visit them at least once a month, and I was always surprised with how chaotic their place was. It wasn’t dirty, it was just full of recently delivered Amazon goods, things Jane was planning to either sell or donate all piled up in the corner, and so on. She was always, always reading a new book, which she started without finishing the previous one. Jane is also incredibly spontaneous and fully lives the present moment. Although, such extreme personality traits have caused her to be unprepared for various situations that she should have been ready for, particularly financially. If I had to make an educated guess, I would say she rates rather low in conscientiousness. 😊

Therefore, it will be only natural if you assume that someone at the opposite end of the conscientiousness dimension lives pretty much a perfect life. Well, being the opposite of Jane definitely has its advantages. Being able to plan for the future is a good example. However, like everything else, nothing is good in extreme. The line separating extremely conscientiousness and perfectionism as well as obsessions is an easy one to cross.

That is something which may lead extremely conscientious people to feelings of constant discontentment and, occasionally, shame. 7. At average/typical levels though, this personality dimension is associated with successful outcomes in the social, educational and professional spheres.

Where do you think you fit within this dimension? Low, average or high?

Openness to Experience


Research has demonstrated that personality is the outcome of an interplay among inherited tendencies, socioeconomic status, parenting style and culture.

There are two aspects that comprise this trait: Intellect (not to be confused with IQ) and imagination/openness. The former is related to one’s level of interest in abstract concepts, curiosity and keenness to learn new things. The latter is all about creativity. Overall this personality dimension measures artistic interests that range from sensitivity to beauty, from music to literature, and so forth.

Among us, here on Steemit, there is no better person to illustrate this trait than @ruth-girl. I personally know quite a few people (men and women), who exhibit the traits of those with high intellect, as they display verbal intelligence, musical and literary talents. Nevertheless, they have remained within those boundaries throughout their entire lives without ever venturing other horizons. This, presumably, indicates rather moderately low levels of openness.

@ruth-girl, on the other hand, not only is keen to explore different worlds, but is also talented at them. She gracefully switches from science to photography to short stories, and oftentimes, integrates all her talents in one post through her scientific photo stories. Someone at the opposite end of the scale from Ruth is generally quite conventional, rarely daydreams, and doesn’t really feel the need of an outlet for their creative capacities.

As well as previous reports, Weisberg et. al’s study 8 found that there is significant gender differences in the Intellect and Openness aspects of the Big Five traits; with men scoring higher than women in intellect, and women higher than men in openness. Again, this is not to be assumed men have higher IQ levels than women. But, it might indicate why these two genders, in general, have different preferences when it comes to, for example, art and maths.

Agreeableness: Politeness & Compassion


I am particularly interested in this personality trait, which I see as a quite complex one. See, this is the primary dimension of interpersonal interaction; meaning that it relates to the processes through which we communicate with others (whether verbally or not).

Like all the other personality dimensions, its extremes come with its ups and downs. For example, high scorers on agreeableness can be generally described as being nice, they trust others with ease, they are kind and, hence, very appeasing. These people will run a mile to avoid conflict. Who wouldn’t like to hang out with such a person? I most certainly would. But, there is something about them you ought to know. Highly agreeable individuals tend to dissemble their true feelings and thoughts. Not out of deceit. But rather because they try at all costs to avoid confrontation 9. My brother is a bit like this.

The precise opposite of that describes low scorers, who are mostly characterized by their competitiveness, stubbornness and skepticism. They sound a bit of a nightmare, right? However, before you judge them too hard, there is one interesting thing to find out about them: They are not shy of bluntly voicing their views. There is no second guessing with moderately low scorers on agreeableness 10.

As for those of you whose position in this dimension is typical/average. Well, as much as being more than happy to cooperate with others, whenever you feel something is not quite as you wish, you stand your ground. Conflict is not something you are necessarily intimidated by. Further, you don’t harbour resentment (especially if you rate low in neuroticism); but, this does not set you free from experiencing the occasional frustration.

Oh! Did you know that, overall, women are more agreeable than men 11 ?

Extroversion : A Predictor of Well-Being


I could never have imagined, for instance, how terrible and agonising it would be never once for a single minute to be alone for the ten years of my imprisonment

Dostoyevski – The House of the dead

I feel this is the personality dimension most widely known. As it permeates our day-to-day vocabulary we can all picture with precision an extrovert person: energetic, assertive, and talkative. Everyone knows someone like that. For me the most interesting characteristic of extroverts is that they actually crave being among others.

Consequently, they are pretty proactive about it, and get on with organizing social gatherings, joining communities etc. And since social interaction is associated with higher levels of subjective well-being 12, extroverts tend to enjoy a lot of positive emotions in life; which, in turn makes them less likely to suffer from major depressive disorders 13. Admittedly, when that fine line is crossed, they can become a bit pushy (we all know someone like that too!). However, this is something that might mostly affect others, rather than the extroverts themselves. So they just carry on having a good time!

At the other end of this dimension, you will find the more reserved people, the introverts, who enjoy their privacy and own company very much. And, just in case you think the life of an introvert is a life of emotional struggle, please beware that these are the individuals (when compared to extroverts) who make the most out of their time alone, as they don’t see it as something unsettling. Further, they are less prone to suffer from boredom than extroverts 14. I also feel these are often misunderstood individuals; who instead of being perceived as reflective, are called ‘aloof’; or rather than being considered private, are often labelled ‘unfriendly’.

Nevertheless, this is the sort of misinterpretation that can be avoided if we have at least a minimum understanding of the overall consistent ways people think, feel and react to the world throughout their lives. As these are elements of who we are that are also motivated by our personality types.


So, are you ready to find out your personality type?

Go ahead and have some fun taking the IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers, which is not really a test, but rather a sequence of 50 statements with the options : disagree, neutral, agree.

It should not take more than 5 minutes :)

Then, you can come back and let me know how accurate it was in describing you. Or, you can just share with me the aspect of your personality you are proud of and the one would you like to improve.



Image Source: 1, 2,3, 4,5, 6

Reference List:

1 Does personality predict health and well-being? A metasynthesis..

2,3,4 Thinking too much: self-generated thought as the engine of neuroticism.

5 Creative and neurotic: Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?

6 Act-frequency signatures of the Big Five

7 The Dark Side of Conscientiousness

8,11 Gender Differences in Personality across the Ten Aspects of the Big Five

9,10 An Alternative "Description of Personality": The Big-Five Factor Structure

12 The Architecture of Sustainable Happiness

13 Extraversion

14 The Upside of Being an Introvert

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Dear Reader,

I hope you have enjoyed this post. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read it. Also, I would like to remind you that due to my current busy schedule I will be posting every other Friday for a while.

I am looking forward to reading your comments which I will be replying to slowly, but surely over the next few days. 😊

Much love to you all 🎔


I just had the time to read this. First of all, thank you for mentioning me as an example here, I did not see that coming and it was a pleasant surprise! 🤗

Your post is as always a really well-written piece, Abi! Your writing had a "flow" comprehensible and easy to follow.

I have taken several personality tests and I rarely get surprised by the results (at least as I get older and I can understand myself better). I took the one you shared here too, here are my results:


I haven't always been like that, some traits have been there ever since I can remember me (the wild imagination especially), while others evolved over time. What I see those last 3 years is that I had to step my foot and force myself to control some negative behaviors (at least most of the time) and replace them with more positive and optimistic ones. I am still a control freak and whiney girl, but I am working on it! 😋

Have a great weekend, Abi!
Lots of love coming your way! ♥️♥️

Oh! Look at your intellect/imagination (openness to experience) scores! 😃 My rate is low in that dimension.

Yes, I do believe very much in the approach you said you adopt in order to improve thinking, emotional and behaviour patterns. Being able to spot what is 'not quite right' to begin with is what the tricky part is!

If I had to guess your extroversion levels I would have guessed at least typical or average (45% to 65%); but, then again, considering how creative you are it shouldn't surprise me you don't mind being alone just letting your imagination loose!

Thank you SO much for the kind words. Your feedback about my work here means a lot to me! Lots of love back to you ♥️♥️ :)

I really do not like the way introverted people are described by the Big Five. Everyone could use being neurotic from time to time :D

Jokes aside, you did a great write-up and I really hope that more people who are no psychologists would read your article as you tend to present it in an understandable and simple way while keeping it scientific and casual at the same time. I would also love to see a post on how these traits change over time or could be manipulated in certain situations :)

All the best to you :))

Hahahahah ... that is right! I agree with you on that one @dysfunctional, the Big Five depicts introverts from a quite negative angle!

I am very pleased to hear you liked the balance I tried to achieve here. Personally, I find this a very complex topic. Oh! Interesting proposition you left me here ... interesting indeed! :D

You take care & thank you SO much for stopping by!
Enjoy the weekend :)

That test didn't take too long:

I suppose it's more a measure of how I view myself than who I actually am. I'd like to think I'm super outgoing at social events, but maybe I'm more reserved in real life. Either way, this test made me think about myself more than I usually do which is always good for personal growth.

Oh! @tking77798 :) I love the observation you made here about 'a measure of how I view mysefl'. It is true we see ourselves differently from how others view us, and something I have always been interested in is 'how different?'

Psychologists love measuring things :P

So, it would be an interesting study to have let's say, you answering this test and your wife answering it, but with you in mind! Anyway, I shouldn't get carried away here :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to participate. I appreciate it very much!

All the best.

As with all your blogs, fascinating because we see ourselves in them--and aren't we always interested in knowing more about ourselves? I found your descriptions (as they relate to me) accurate, especially the introvert/extrovert category. I rated a 3 (!) on extrovert in the IPIP scale, and that is probably true. But you are right--I am peaceful, content and never, ever bored. Some of the other categories I found to be a bit contradictory, most especially conscientiousness. I'm very future-thinking, dependable and responsible about fulfilling important obligations. However, trivial chores fall under the radar, and I do leave things around. And while I scored very high on agreeableness (yes, I am very nice)--I can also be stubborn, determined and downright contrary.
The best part of your blogs, I think, is the gentle spirit that comes through. Always a pleasure--informative and positive. Can't wait until next Friday.


All these tests are crap if you ask me but still, when I see one I have to do it, regardless of how tired I am!


What's the prognosis doc? Will I live? 😯😣

The prognosis is that you have really good eyesight if you can see the results as posted here.

Or your eyesight sucks 😎

Ahahahahah .... I normally reply to my comments by order. But, how could I not reply to yours right now? First, because it makes me truly happy seeing your feedback on my feed; and second because I was surprised by your level of extroversion! Is that accurate?

Are you more of an introvert than of an extrovert @trumpman? Also, if I had to guess, I would have guessed you are less agreeable than your scores show here! You see, this is why it is not right go around judging people by how we perceive them online!

I am very pleased to communicate that you will live indeed :P

Thanks for taking the time ;)

Well, if you ask me, I will tell you that I am the most agreeable person in the world.

It's just that usually most people suck at making a convincing argument not based on their prejudices/personal anecdotal experience etc So, typically I end up disagreeing. XD

As for the introvert/extrovert thing, I think I always had a nice balance. I can have fun both with myself and with company... Hmmm, that didn't sound as I wanted it to, but oh well, it's still true XD

I think I always had a nice balance. I can have fun both with myself and with company...

Too much information, too much information 🙊

Emm, please wait @abigail-dantes while reading through this trilling piece, i got to understand much more the reason we have conflict with a lot of people is because we refuse to study and understand each other. Its actually painful that we condemn people when we don't understand them. I got to understand several of my colleagues at work more now from this, and even my honey too!!!. Am i exeptional ? No. I will have to find time and read this post over again, i need to change some of my life style, to be honest,some of my students see me to be unfriendly because it seems to me that am a low scorer onagreeableness. I seems to be blunt, but as much as i tried to be like others ,some of my colleague it seem to me that am compromising or lowering my standard.

And at times,i see myself to be in the average of some of these five patterns.
*Am sorry for not responding the last time , i have actually typed my reply then network issue came in, by the time am supposed to resend again, my hand was just filled with other engangement.

Surely, am reposting this article. Enh lest i forget, any correlation between these five model and these popular
Sanguine, melancholic, phlegmatic and choleric ?[Temperament stuffs]

Ahahaha I see you looked into Humorism (Sanguine, melancholic, phlegmatic and choleric ? Temperament stuffs) 😊 No, no, no ... you do not worry about that! Humorism is nothing more than a historical piece of information in the field of psychology nowadays my dear @steepup :)

When it comes to the scientific study of personality the model to go for is the Big 5, which is the one accepted in academic psychology as a result of its validity and reliability! Ok? :)

Yes, I know, if we only had/took the time to understand ourselves and those around us at a psychological level a lot of conflicts could be avoided. You are absolutely right when you say that. Also, I respect you very much for using this new knowledge to reflect on yourself and to be inspired to improve as an individual !

Well done you ;)

Ps: Don't worry about not replying before, I understand that sometimes is not always possible :D

All the best to you my dear :*

I think I'm an introverted disagreeable non-neurotic openly conscientious person :D Any places online where I can take a test and find out for sure?

Also, to what extent are these personality traits fixed/genetic? I personally don't feel that I had much choice being these things. I happened to read an article today about a new book by psychologist/geneticist Robert Plomin that claims that most of everything that describes us is genetic.

PS: Nevermind, I took the test!


Robert Plomin is great!😃 Thank you for sharing this article with me :) I don't have an appointment with the hairdresser for the next two weeks, but already got something to read during my next hair treatment :P

Jokes aside ...

Over the past few years quite a few studies have been looking into the genetics of The Big Five Dimensions. Although. the ones I have come across mostly correlate the genetics of personality with psychiatric disorders (not even extroversion escaped- which genetic variation correlates with ADHD ref.). You can imagine when it comes to neuroticism ref. ! So, yes, there is now evidence of genetic variations underlying our personality traits.

Nevertheless, twin studies suggest that genetics and environmental factors are equally important when it comes to the formation of personality ref.

It was concluded that despite sharing the same genes, their different environment, parents rearing practices and education do bring changes in their personalities

Finally, the days when it was believed our personality is fixed are gone. It is now understood for example, that we become more agreeable as we age, and less Open to Experience as the years go by ref.

Thanks a lot for stopping by once again, and this time, taking the time to do the test :D

All the best to you always!

I don't have an appointment with the hairdresser for the next two weeks, but already got something to read during my next hair treatment


not even extroversion escaped- which genetic variation correlates with ADHD

I knew it!! This is very cool! The evidence against them is amassing! :D

It is now understood for example, that we become more agreeable as we age, and less Open to Experience as the years go by

To play devil's advocate, I could say that perhaps the change is also genetically mediated: just like hair changes to white as we age, maybe we're meant to be more agreeable as we age because we're not as strong, say, or because there's more progeny to take care of and tolerate.

Thanks for your (as always) detailed and informed reply!

I've seen a similar view (the one about our genetics) expressed by the outspoken (and occasionally controversial) Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene and I personally find it quite plausible -- our genes define the structure of our organs and their functions, including our neurology, which defines everything that we are or could be as a conscious entity. It's an established fact that our genetic structure changes throughout our life -- we very literally change not just as a "person" but on a more fundamental level, as a living organism.

I have anecdotal evidence of my own personality changes as a result of recovery from hormonal/dietary disbalance I've experienced in my life, but that's another story. :)

Great post! One thing that I have discovered in myself, is just how much my personality and experience is influenced by conditioning.

I was raised by very poor parents who had a lot of very wrong perceptions about reality. They passed these wrong ideas on to me and my siblings. I don't imagine that they intentionally set us up for failure; I suppose you do the best with what you know.

It has taken me years to retrain my brain which is an ongoing process. In the last few years I have gotten heavily into meditation retreats which have really taught me to see just how much of my behavior is conditioned, and just how much is inhereted.

I was very surprised to discover that the vast majority of my actions are actually reactions to emotions generated by either a negatively or positively perceived bodily sensation.

You mention intellect as being one's interest in abstract concepts. I think that this is what has gotten me through the roughest patches of life. Without this desire to understand how my own mind works, I likely would never had broken out of the cycle of ignorance. Well, that is a bold claim, as I realize that I still have far to go.

I do wonder if intellect can be increased. Can one be taught to wonder? If not, then it would seem quite difficult to change the way that such a person thinks, which is a scary thought if that person's thoughts are destructive to themselves or others!

My results:


Hello there @nuthman :)

This is an amazing comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such insightful feedback.

Despite the fact that new research is revealing the weight genetic variations (associated with these personality traits) have in determining our personality, there is a huge body of studies revealing the extent to which parenting style, culture, socioeconomic status, access to education and life experiences shape our traits. Even in identical twins! ref. Your case just lends further support to those findings :)

I am pleased to hear that you have managed to rationalize it all, identify thoughts and emotions and act upon them. Well, you are a high-scorer on Factor V, this suggests you are rather reflective, thoughtful, insightful ... You did explain this here, you reflected on your reflection! You are metacognitive ! :D

As for your last query, I believe most things can be taught. Especially how to deal with scary, detrimental thoughts. This is one of the core principals of Behaviourism, for instance. But, it is, without a doubt, a long process that requires hard-work and determination, in which not everyone is willing to engage. However, that is another topic ;)

All the best to you :)

Well, I suppose I am a recursive reflector, if that is a thing!

You know, now that I think about it, I think that certain circumstances can motivate a person to increase their intellect. I have known people who for lack of a better word aggressively avoid looking deeply into any subject.

Then someone in their family or they themselves get some disease or injury. Afterward they suddenly become very interested in understanding the thing. But sometimes this leads them to exploring a lot of other things. Sometimes it's religion, other times it's trying to get their head around what life is all about.

So ultimately there is a trigger in the brain that leads a person down a path of exploration. The question would be, how does one unlock this way of thinking with a tragedy?

On reflection, I just realized that I tend to end a post with a question. :)

Hello @nuthman :)

The question would be, how does one unlock this way of thinking with a tragedy?

Perhaps, through quitting the chase for happiness. Which, I believe, is what distracts or stops people from looking further into themselves and/or the world around them.

Oops, I meant to say without a tragedy, but I think you got it.

Good to read about the positive side of neuroticism. I've always known that most artistic people may have some relationship with some form of it. It is great to see you post during this RC and voting mana depletion. This goes to show that nothing will stop the weekly contribution, not even HF20 bugs :)

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Ahahaha Nothing stops me Green! :D
It has been a tricky week for Steemit, for sure!
But, please note that at least until Christmas I will be posting only every other week. Things are pretty busy over here.

I wish you a wonderful, relaxing weekend.
Thank you for stopping by :*

It's a wonder you have time to post on your busy schedule. The labour union are on strike, so it's really a long weekend here :)

Oh! Enjoy the long weekend for me too Green :D

Thank you :)

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here's my result miss Abi


Maybe i can can call myself neurotuc if i got problems and worrues , LOL. with regards to my decisions , they're not always planned but mist of the time gotta consider lots of things. I am lso always open to new things , new experiences ,new people. And i can see myself as someone whom easily get touched and have compassion to those who are in need and is very emotiinal when i watched documentaries about poor ones who can't even eat in a day 😭 . Wirh regards to imaginations , i bet i got a lot of that hahaha , more like daydreaming haha .

Ther miss Abi , nice write up as always. I m glad you are able to post today. You take care always and God bless you more and more
Thank you always , much love from us 😘❤️❤️❤️

I am lso always open to new things , new experiences ,new people. And i can see myself as someone whom easily get touched and have compassion to those who are in need and is very emotiinal when i watched documentaries about poor ones who can't even eat in a day 😭 .

Oh! As you now know, compassion is one the aspects that comprise agreeableness, which you rate quite high dear @zephalexia :) Highly agreeable people are also very nice to be around, and truly easy going. But, people with this trait can be quite easy to take advantage of. So, for someone with high scores in this dimension is important to assertiveness every once in a while and be strong enough to say 'no'.

Overall your traits seem very well balanced! ;)
The minis are truly lucky!
Take care of yourself my dear ❤️

That was a fun little survey.
I had low extroversion and relatively low neuroticism which makes sense to me. I had high conscientiousness 80 and very high agreeableness 91 which also makes sense to me since I am a MSW counselor lol. In reflecting on this a bit I recognize that with others I am very agreeable but I also have a general lack of trust in people and authority so I often agree with people in the moment to avoid confrontation but then go home and think about the situation and how I really feel about it. I have a high need for control over my life so I base any decision I need to make on my own thoughts and do my own thing.
I believe that my avoidance of confrontation comes from growing up in a household surrounded by conflict.

Did you create the survey or did you find it online? It appears to be an actual study on facebook (or social media)

Oh no @leaky20 I found the survey a while ago (not on social media though).

We seem to be quite similar. Despite being a lower scorer than you in agreeableness (54%) I, also, sometimes find myself agreeing with people, so then things don't get prolonged; but then, I still think about it when I get back home. I understand studies suggest that we become more agreeable with age, I actually have become less. I saw the need to be more assertive!

The funny thing is, even though I am able to speak up now, I find confrontation incredibly upsetting. Perhaps, I haven't really changed. My brother is a high scorer on agreeableness too (more like you), and since you mentioned your upbringing, I believe that for us (me and my brothers) it also stems from how we were brought up.

Finally, I also feel that, in order to have peace and calm in my days, I need to have everything under control. While being organized and structured has proved to be very fruitful for me, I am the type of person who doesn't cope well with last minute situations.

Well, there you go. I used you as my counselor here for a few minutes :P

You take care and have a lovely evening! :*

Hey Abi, nice to see you around again!

I remember doing this test already several months ago, and I remember scoring really high in conscientiousness, and really low in agreeableness, which was a really interesting result imo (that's why I remembered it) :)

Thank you for another great article!!! :*

Hey Beautiful Angel :)

Well, considering how successful you are in what you do I am not surprised to hear you score high in conscientiousness. It takes some serious discipline and efficiency for you to achieve the things you have :D But, I must say I am surprised with you scoring low in agreeableness.

You, once told me this on a comment, and I quote:

*"Of course, I can say that during my life I've met very few individuals with whom I managed to establish communication, but in general it is extremely rare." *ref.

One of the reasons as to why you might feel this is may stem from your low levels of agreeableness. This is something interesting to reflect on ;)

Much, much love to you my dearest.
Take good care of yourself! 😘

If I remember well, I think I was referring to difficulties in establishing communication rather than just having an empty conversation, as part of the widespread phenomena of people not listening/aiming to understand each other.

Of course, I was always aware of personal lack of certain social skills, which is due to the fact that in most of the cases I don't care whether people will like me or not, because there are so very few people that I met in my life that I liked in the first place. So this result actually didn't come to me as a surprise :)

But I'm also aware that extremes are not good, and that there's always room to work on yourself, and I'm not an exception of course :)

I was curious about the exact results, so I did the test again:
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Since only 2% of other people who have taken this test score lower than me in agreeableness, I guess it won't take long before you see me as a leader of some new resistance movement (I've always thought I look good with the gun tbh) :D

You are even less agreeable then me. We should form a team ;)

If there's going to be some fight, I'm in XD

Fights? Me? Never! :D

Not again.... :(

@alexs1320, You once told me on a comment you overthink thinks, and that is one of the reasons why you have managed to build a past which you have nothing to regret about. I immediately asked myself whether you would rate high in the Neuroticism scale (which here is described as Factor II - Emotional Stability), and here you are, at 84% (just like my husband). However, this is really well balanced out by your high levels of extroversion! :D

Thank you :) Maybe this looks a bit strange, high extrovert + low agreeableness but the explanation is relatively simple: I have a good cut-off filter to extract "absolutely pointless" people from those people who deserve it. When asked "Are you interested in people" - my answer is "No!". I'm also not a "good listener", because I can listen the same story only once :D

Damn, one just cannot stand out these days!!! :(

Right you two! I see :)

Various studies have found that lower levels of agreeableness predict criminal offending ref. , but because you both seem to be extremely high scorers in conscientiousness things get balanced out on that side of things! However, low agreeableness is a consistent predictor of negative relationship outcomes ref.

But, of course, this is just speculation, further evaluation would only be possible if you two had both aspects that comprise this dimension tested. The aspects of agreeableness are:

1)Compassion, which basically tells how oriented towards the problems of others you are. I would think @scienceangel would rate high in compassion. This would, for example, smooth out the overall low agreeableness trait in relationships.

2)Politeness, this one is related to deference to authority and obedience. Based on a comment I once read from @alexs1320 (which he left on a post by nonzerosum) my wild guess is that he would rate really high in politeness too.

Either way, I always find fascinating having this sort of insight about us. Considering that this is accurate and match how you feel as well as what others tell about you. It is, perhaps, time to work on improving this aspect of your life. Should this interest you, of course! :)

Agreeableness seems to be a real issue on steemstem ;)

My thoughts exactely! :)

I don't agree :D

Could you please repeat this in a slightly more agreeable manner? :D

I went to steemd and realized that I have spent last 300 days on steemSTEM. I couldn't agree more that the project is amazing. A few more tweaks, a couple more good authors and it will be perfect

OMG, I should work on my Agreeableness. I expected something like that, but didn't expect it to be thaaat high!

:) Great piece, Abby :D

You must be the most easy going person someone can ever come across @insight-out! Those levels of agreeableness and Extroversion are quite something. Now, you left me wondering how easy/difficult it is for you to be assertive :)

Oh, I am putting efforts to be more assertive BUT I am not very successful as we can clearly see :D This is something I don't like in my personality, although it has helped me a lot with people. I wish I was more firm :D But what can you do, apples and pears ;)

Thank you abigail! I did the test and nothing too interesting to report as I was pretty much around the median for everything, with maybe Intellect/Imagination being a slightly above the norm and Extroversion being well down. None of these are a real surprise and pretty match how I and others see myself.

I do have one question, what are your thoughts on Meyers-Briggs as alternative to the "Big 5" test?

Hello Terry 😊

Thank you for your interesting question :) You know, I am a big fan of Carl Jung's (whose theory the Myers-Briggs' test is constructed on). However, due to the deficiency seen in the psychometric aspects of it (e.g low reliability and validity) I would not go for the MBTI as an alternative to the Big Five.

I find important to say here that studies show that the 4 dimensions seen in the Meyers-Briggs can be integrated into the Big Five traits (with the exception of neuroticism). Perhaps this is why the Meyers-Briggs is still fairly popular in business and counselling settings (?).

But again, the five-factor model is a broader and more scientifically accepted framework :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I agree with your response, @abigail-dantes; the Meyers-briggs is quite an impressive product to have been created by laymen housewives vs clinicians. When I consider the differences, the psychometrics are certainly deterrent to selection of evidence-based practice. I also think the absence of the neuroticism component is significant for getting a full picture of personality, but maybe those agreeable ladies were hoping to avoid the conflict of bringing awareness to a dimension with negative connotation ;*

I also think a point that is not expressed often under the umbrella of personality is it's dynamic quality. You alluded to it when you invited us to discuss where we'd like to improve; any assessment will only provide a snapshot of our behaviors and well-being. The beauty is that it's all the sum of our personally-chosen responses and intrepretations within our lives that we can change at any time. Habit formation ain't easy, but it is simple--practice is everything.

High quality and accessible content, thanks for sharing!

This is a truly wonderful comment @thedreamsteem. Thank you for sharing your views of the MBTI here with us. I enjoyed reading your perspective on it very much, and couldn't help giggling about the 'agreeable ladies' ! :D

It would be interesting to write a post on the observations you made on your second paragraph! Only this morning I was talking to my husband about habit formation :)

Thank you for the kind, encouraging words!
All the best.

....this lab rat is off the wheel (but not out of breath)..

Get yer scalpel at the ready..
😂 😂 😂

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(good of you to make it...)

Hey @lucylin :)

How have you been? Thank you so much for sharing your results here! 😃

As you might have guessed, the results that interest me the most are the extreme ones, which in your case are: Openness to Experience (Factor V), and Agreeableness. And, guess what ... we have a lot in common 😉

Just in case you're curious, the Factor two here - emotional stability - is the same as Neuroticism. Your score indicates you rate moderately low. Which, together with your position in the extroversion dimension suggests you pretty laid back (no surprise there!). Also, you appear to be WAY less agreeable than I imagined! But, if I think about it more carefully I should have seen it coming :P

What about Lucy's scores? :)

You guys take care over there! :*

Things are good, thanks for asking..Hope you are good to...

Of course we have a lot in common ! - we both a strange penchant for bread delivering whales!(and penguins)

Just in case you're curious
I'm so laid back, you're not wrong - mostly. Mr Horizontal, me.
I am pretty agreeable, but I don't suffer fools much. (70%+ of people, are fools! lol )

Lucy's scores? Are you insane?
I'm not that open to a new learning experience!

😂 😂 😂

I can't do any banter - or posts - waiting to power up after HF.
Hopefully things back to normal in a few days... Then I'll be back to nonstop chattering.
(You're very honored that I used them up on you! lolol)

Oh! I see... you spoil me :P

I am glad to hear things are good over there. Everything is fine here too :)

Lucy's scores? Are you insane? I'm not that open to a new learning experience!


Looking forward to seeing more of your artful war work!

You have a regiment named after you for the board game part....

(every regiment is named after a steemit person I talk to! lol)

I'm going be trying to incorporate the characters of the people as I understandthem into the chaotic nature of war...! - should be fun!

I.e Colonel Dantes
1,2,3 dice roll, moves as ordered, 4,5 half distance move allowed, due to counseling of traumatized soldiers.
6 Can't move that turn -, its a mass therapy session for the whole regiment... get the gist?
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I _CAN'T Reply, but I''l read your comment!

More artwork!!
('the house that patriot built'. ...Jack was my best student 😂 😂 😂)

When i see tests like these i am up!

So my results are:

how did i go? :P

and finally what's that question suppose to mean or what's the meaning behind :P

I own a goat

Oh my dear @filotasriza3, you are sweet and ind for taking the time to answer the extra questions! Thank you :)

Those further questions you went on to answer go a little more into the aspects within each of the dimensions we discussed here. For example, the dimension Openness to Experience (in your test is Facto V), is comprised by the aspects Intellect and Openness. The later is related to how conventional you are. The goat statement has to do with that :)

Finally, based on how you report your interaction with friends (e.g. how their come to you to share their concerns and hear your opinion) I had guessed you are a high-scorer on extroversion! :D

Thank you SO much for taking the time and do this my dearest!
Take good care of yourself! :*

how their come to you to share their concerns and hear your opinion

i am so glad you remembered that!!!! and if you have any more tests like that one or tests that gonna help your work i am here! :P

😃 Excellent! Thank you :)

I figure it's a test to see if you're being honest, in that there were maybe three questions like that. If being honest, 99+% of respondents would answer "definitely no" (for the goat question) or "definitely yes" (as appropriate -- I forget the other two questions), with the rare shepherd (or as aoppropriate for the other two questions) being in the <1% for that question but not for the other two.

haha that makes sense. I took the test too serious and because English isn't my first language i considered it like some kind of "slang" so my answer was neutral. There was a similar one, that for the average joe that has English as second or third language may sounded a bit confusing. It was the one that said "if you are often feeling blue) or something like that. Thankfully, i knew what it meant :P

The last time i discussed the big five, this was with @jacor about the big five in South Africa (lions, rhinos, buffalos, leopards and elephants). Of course, I know you were not planning to discuss animals. I am however questioning myself about whether there was not a way to connect neuroticism, conscientiousness, openness and the two others to these animals... Actually, it works...

[Sorry for the irrelevant comment.]

Now more seriously, after reading your post, what I don't like much with the model, is that one risks to classify people in boxes. And there are of course many ways to be spread across many boxes. It is often important to go beyond the one-box thing. Of course, you said that we all belong to all boxes to a certain level, But I can imagine that not everybody thinks like that.

For the fun, I am not an agreeable person:

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Hey @lemouth 😃 Thank you so much for taking the time to take part in this 'mini survey'. I am going to have a word with @amavi and check with her which animals would depict best each dimension 😛

I am glad you highlighted the fact that we all fit into each dimension at a higher or lower level! And, you are correct to say that not everyone knows about this. This is precisely one of the goals of this post: to bring this understanding to the wider public.

It is important to keep in mind though, that this is not some sort of diagnosis; but rather, a 'tidy' way of describing overall thinking, emotional and behavior patterns. Which, by the way, change throughout life. For example, it has been found that as we get older we become less extrovert and more agreeable. So, this is not a fixed thing (those days are long gone).

It is true, though, that neuroticism (for example) has become some sort of a label as well as introversion. Psychology is also partially responsible for this. Personally, I am not a big fan of how the Big 5 defines introverts. However, new studies and more recent research are shedding light on these traits in order to raise awareness about their positive aspects :)

I wish you a wonderful week ahead @lemouth

I can imagine the results changing, even on a daily basis. For instance, if i had to redo the test, today, after being exhausted by two full days of work at hime (gardening, storing woods for winter, etc...), I may answer a bunch of questions differently.

Anyways, this was an interesting reading for me. I don't read much about non physics stuff at the moment!

Have a nice week too! I will be heading to Germany in a few hours.

I wish you a safe journey/stay :)

I like how you scaled up the certain traits and deepened the meanings, as well as talked about them as "dimensions".

It'd be interesting to make this tests over a course of a year, for example. Doing it once a week or every 14 days. To see the difference in results. Because they will be there, I think.

Actually, the test would then have to be altered in this regard. As we people are tricky and get a habit on things. After a while we would fill the answers by habit and then one is in "danger" to handle it superficially.

In my last article about intuition I actually mentioned the test you used here and called it not so much reliable as people do cheat on them. I caught myself doing it or being drawn to do.

This is not something one is always aware of but wishful thinking is involved. I had also the impression not always to know how exactly I should perceive the question and things are not that clear. Nevertheless I was able to give my answers spontaneiously and without thinking very much.

Besides that I think that the great variety in peoples traits and patterns are a treasure. The more variety the better. The many shades of colors and the scales, even 3d or more dimensions one could also put into these kinds of methods can become quite interesting.

Knowing me, I give my thoughts always with the info to treat the human mind as a great mystery which we are not nearly close to really understand.

Which I like! A lot!

We hopefully never run out of wonder. The matters we don't understand but only have an intuitive approach to and which we don't want to discuss so much as they lose their powers is such a humanly thing. If one day one would show up to reveal the great secret of how the universe came into being we would be either sad or angry.

All the artistry (painting etc.) and compressed use of language in poetics: they give us a hint about that.

People with all their differences in reacting and performing I see as good. Everyone has his particular art of communicating and for some people it's very easy and effortless to be supportive and encouraging whereas for others it's more easy to be critical and thoughtful. It's interesting sometimes to work against what comes effortless and use another approach. Nevertheless there is a tendency in having taken on a certain habit in how one acts in this world - this would probably change (even dramatically?) when one would be put into a total different environment.

But also, we can see that we all are too, what we see in others. If this wasn't the case understanding another one would not be possible.

The human realm is a vast space of feeding back and forth.

Hello Erika 😊

How have you been?

It'd be interesting to make this tests over a course of a year, for example. Doing it once a week or every 14 days. To see the difference in results. Because they will be there, I think.

It is now understood and accepted that personality traits change over the course of our lives; for example, studies show that we become more agreeable as we age. However, with regard to doing the test I shared here as frequently as you suggested, one thing would need to be clarified first: what then, would be most likely assessed would be the changes in mood; rather than in personality.

Thank you for taking the time to share your reflections with me once again :)

Hey Abi,
everything fine here, thank you. So far I have not caught a flu or anything else which will for sure get me during the winter time. :(

It is now understood and accepted that personality traits change over the course of our lives;

Yes, I remember you saying that also in other articles of yours, if I recall that correctly. Which makes me think of a 70year old "running" a demo with all the younger ones, still shouting: "Down with the establishment!" lol

I share this view and it reflects the order of things. Thanks to bring that up in answering/reminding me.

one thing would need to be clarified first: what then, would be most likely assessed would be the changes in mood; rather than in personality.

Oh, now you mess with my mind. :)
That leaves me with the question: how much does the mood influence my personality and am I always having a mood? Is there a state of being "mood-free"? Well, I won't dive into this.

How are you and your man? Is autumn now in full swing as here in Germany? Today it rains. Time to get cozy inside and put on some candles and drink hot tea. Stay well & my best wishes to you.


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Hello there Mrs. Smart. You have brought me some good questions here! :D

So, let's begin by defining : personality and mood.

Personality is related to the individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. So, when one looks back at one's life, what has been the kind of thinking you have engaged with? Rumination, worries, superficial reflections and so on, which, in turn is reflected in how one characteristically feels, and consequently behaves. "he is a rumminator, he mostly feels blue and, hence, prefers to be by himself".

Mood this is a temporary state of mind. Often prompted by external factors, which can be perceived either as positive or negative.

how much does the mood influence my personality and am I always having a mood?

How much will depend on the stimuli and the personality type. For instance, someone who is a high-scorer in neuoroticism is more likely to respond to positive stimuli with less excitement than, let's say, a high-scorer in extroversion. In the same way a negative situation may push the neurotic individual to the edges of a depressive state while the same event might be forgotten by the extrovert in a matter of hours.

Emotionally stable individuals enjoy stable mood most of the time (neither excitement, nor the blues). So, in principle, no. One is not 'always having a mood'. Unless, of course, we step into the realm of affect disorders. So, being 'mood-free', as you put it, would be that state where one's emotions are not being aroused or suppressed.

We are all fine here :D Thank you very much for asking. Even though it is already autumn it still feels very warm in Portugal :)

Hello Professor Dantes :)) 👜

and you answer me so well that I am building probably some new neurological paths in my overly busy brain and invite you to join me to stroll with me along. (While probably I should instead go outside and build some new running tracks in the park). 😜

I follow your answer on this for the most part. I also find there is space for some further curiosity.

As I see it, those two things - personality and mood - cannot really be separated from each other. There is influence taking place - mood and personality feed each other, so to speak. For a better understanding that's what we do (separating the terms) but in the end we tend to bring them together, as you actually did, too. I agree that my personality indeed determines my mood - but then still I have a mood which will influence my results in a test.

When does it take place that a state of that quality - a neutral one - happens? Is it the case when I do things automatically, all these little handlings and actions I am doing on autopilot? But does that not leave room for thinking? And when I think is that in itself not already causing some kind of arousal with potential from very low to very high? Aren't we always busying our minds with some things? To feel neutral we therefore should stop busing the mind - or to use a better term: to gain a calm state of existence.

Here I would like to differ - it's almost crazy how much I am surprised by this polarity! I wouldn't have thought in the context of my question that a state where one's emotions are not being aroused or suppressed, could be seen as pathological. But of course, that is what also can happen. It is just the other side of the pole (or however one may define it)!

The state of existence I am thinking of is that of meditation - like being an "expert" in it. Isn't that great that you can now use the same sentence and call a masterfully reached level of meditative state of mind the same?: a state where one's emotions are not being aroused or suppressed.


Well, I had to resteem and upvote. This is a very good article and actually taught me something very important. I felt the test was pretty accurate. Not to surprised with the outcome. It would have been nice if more was shared based on the scoring. Then again I know who I am lol. This post caused me to look up Neuroticism which led me to realize I have neurosis.( been in a coma twice and had epilepsy for 40 years) I am a very spiritual person and still struggle with anxiety and stress. Understanding this will make it easier to heal. Thank you for your timely post @abigail-dantes. <3

This is a lovely comment @gardengranny. Thank you ! I believe very much in pursuing self-understanding in order to better deal with our peculiarities, to accept them as part of us, and then heal!

I appreciate your support and your warm words very much!
All the best to you :)

I took a Big 5 test while studying psychology and unfortunately my Agreeableness was on 10th sten :( I guess I won't have huge success in business ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh! I am now curious to learn what your score is for conscientiousness @saunter! :D

I don't remember, but I guess it wasn't too high :P I think it was about average, maybe slightly less, but I don't remember. I am very high on openness and agreeableness, and a little bit neurotic. What about you? :D

Well, it's quite similar to my old results as far as I remember

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I am the least creative person you will ever meet! :P

Actually, I'm less creative than you according to these results :P

That cannot be true! I am also quite surprised it is called intellect/imagination. It means so much different thing than openness to experience

Wow, we are kind of opposites on 4 and 5. I got 3rd percentile on conscientiousness. I would bet that your intellect is a bit higher in reality, though.

Fun fact, I'm very weird regarding introversion / extroversion:


According to this result, I rate relatively high on extroversion - but my score for introversion should be at least at a similar level (yes, I'm aware this is just a model and not made for perfect predictions).
A good friend of mine once called me an "extroverted introvert" - which is an amazingly accurate description.
I have no problem with being at the center of all attention - as long as I control the situation (hence, working as an actor, DJ or speaking in front of an audience is easy for me), but just "being one of many" is something which drains my energy quite fast. Being around other people is often quite tiresome for me. I really enjoy being alone and nobody is talking to me. I have no problem, if I'm not encountering a single human being for weeks.
I think an advanced model of the big five should include a context factor regarding the situation (e. g. something like "ability to influence / control). This would enable the model to give credit for weird hybrids which can be quite interesting in my opinion.

Weird hybrids! 😆

Well, assuming this little test is accurate the aspects within the extroversion dimension could explain this "extroverted introvert" characteristic of yours.

Don't forget Ego, that extroversion is comprised of enthusiasm, which for those who are low-scorers brings about moderation in their positive emotions, and the lack of 'craving for the spotlight'.

The following statement could be an indication of your low rates on this aspect.

I really enjoy being alone and nobody is talking to me. I have no problem, if I'm not encountering a single human being for weeks

The other aspect of extroversion is assertiveness, this is the element of extroverts that brings about the "take charge" element of this trait. This is what makes them to be opinionated, and hold center stage.

I have no problem with being at the center of all attention - as long as I control the situation

If I had to guess Ego, I would say you are a moderately low scorer in enthusiasm and an extremely high scorer in assertiveness. This is why you rate moderately high in the wider dimension over all. But then again, this is assuming this reading here is more accurate than not! :D

Thank you SO much for taking the time to take part in this!
Much love to you from Portugal :*

What makes this platonification of personalities more accurate/descriptive than others? Curious as to the genetic evidence of these traits as well. Have you looked into the genetic research? Thanks!

Hey @eloos,

I am sorry I seem to have 'lost' your comment! I have just noticed it now as I was going through my feed double checking is everything had been replied to! Anyways, thank you for taking the time to comment ...

Now, to your questions :)

What makes this platonification of personalities more accurate/descriptive than others?

Its validity and reliability.

Have you looked into the genetic research?

Yes, but mostly to do with its correlation with psychiatric disorders. I am going to share here with you part of the answer I gave to another reader who asked the same question ;)

Over the past few years quite a few studies have been looking into the genetics of The Big Five Dimensions. Although. the ones I have come across mostly correlate the genetics of personality with psychiatric disorders (not even extroversion escaped- which genetic variation correlates with ADHD ref.). You can imagine when it comes to neuroticism ref. ! So, yes, there is now evidence of genetic variations underlying our personality traits.

Nevertheless, twin studies suggest that genetics and environmental factors are equally important when it comes to the formation of personality ref.

It was concluded that despite sharing the same genes, their different environment, parents rearing practices and education do bring changes in their personalities

I hope this has clarified any doubt you might have had.
Best :)

I may not be too sure of the personality dimension I fall into, but I'm sure I've got some traits of extroversy. And maybe a combo of "Openness to Experience" and "Agreeableness"... But do these even sync together?

Glad to read your post Abbey; even in the midst of the Hardfork winter :)

Have a nice weekend

Hi Sammi 😃

Each one of us fall into all the dimensions discussed here at a higher or lower level Sami 😊

It is not about whether they sync or not. What we need to understand is that each one of them describes a certain pattern of emotional, behavioural and thinking processes we present throughout our lives, which characterize us. For example, if you are mostly outgoing, talkative and sociable you will be a highe scorer in extroversion. In the same way that if you are conventional, not really into art and little creative, you will rate low in agreeableness :D You can perfectly be an extrovert with no interest in art! ;)

You take care :*

Thanks for the quick tutorial Abbey.
I've never come to your posts (and comments) and leave without something new to learn.

Keep being awesome Abbey

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I have seen the biased behavior of ppl enough to understand how bad decision making / opinion forming can be for ppl. It's scary, but it also means you have a lot of room to stand out.

And do you think that could be a result of their personality type @programmingvalue? Thank you for taking the time to comment!

@abigail-dantes, In my opinion sometimes it really difficult to determine one's Behaviour Patterns most of the people behave in an certain way towards certain situation and most of the times Emotional Behaviour comes naturally.

No matter how deeply we study upon the subjects of Human Beings and their Emotional Behaviours, in this world time to time we are watching new patterns and in my opinion the Behavioural subject will expand.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂

You are absolutely right @chireerocks, environmental circumstances definitely can lead us to behave out of character. As it has been demonstrated by classical psychological studies.

However, research has also shown that, overall, each individual presents a pattern of cognition, emotions and behavior throughout life. It was precisely upon this observation the concept of personality and its study came to be. Beginning over 2000 ears ago ;)

I wish you all the best!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you so much and you too. 🙂

Good morning dear abi, I hope you find yourself very well. Actually all the aspects touched on the subject are truly very important and that every day we observe in the person and we do not know that they have this type of behavior or personalities and once again we illustrate. Thanks for that @abigail-dantes. I identify a lot with affability and be open to experiences. All of these are positive attitudes for me since it shows the good side of me. I hope you have an excellent weekend and may God always take care of you and bless you.

It looks like you are a high scorer in those dimensions then, @rosnely :)

I hope you are fine too. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Saludos querida Abigail, me encantó tu publicación. Realicé el test y dio como resultado que soy extrovertida y muy sociable, cosa con la que concuerdo porque me gusta mucho relacionarme con los demás y disfrutar de agradables conversaciones. Muchas gracias por compartir información interesante con nosotros.

Cool @lilianajimenez :)
I am glad to hear the results coincided with how you feel and see yourself!
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment :D

Good posts ... Self image or self image is the way other people see ourselves.

There are people who see good, bad, too high or too low on ourselves. All of them have their own risk for the person who is imaged. Looked down by others, it must be bad. Looked too high sometimes makes us feel uncomfortable.

Self-image is closely related to one's personality and character. Building self-image must begin with the introduction and understanding of yourself. Our character and personality are formed not only because of other people's judgments, but also because of internal factors such as mental, self-confidence, emotional factors, intelligence, attitudes and behavior, and beliefs. We are required to maintain a self-image in front of others because it reflects our personal credibility. However, the placement must remain proportionate so that we are not impressed to be someone else. Ja-im okay, but don't overdo it. Being sincere and natural is still preferred.

Actually, self-image is less synergized with one's physical appearance. However, certain stereotypes sometimes value the opposite, so that not a few people misjudge others. Appearance is not unimportant to build one's self-image, but personality factors such as emotional balance, mind intelligence and behavior shape it more.

Hey Jamal :)

Thank you for once again taking the time to share your views with us. You have focused a lot on discussing self-image here, and I agree with you when you say that our personality type plays an important role in the way we see ourselves.


My scores were:
Extroversion: 63
Emotional stability: 98
Agreeableness: 45
Conscientiousness: 57
Intellect/imagination: 80

I think that is an accurate enough assessment. My life's work has been in the stress-release field, which certainly leads to emotional stability but hasn't much affected those other factors. I would love to improve them as much, but alas, have never discovered how to do so. Maybe one day. :)

Your work sounds very, very interesting @yawnguy! You say that your ofther factors have really been affected; but I wonder why you feel you the need for that. With the exception of intellect/imagination your measure seem well balanced!

Either way, I am a believe that as much as habits can be formed they can also be broken or reshaped. It is important not to forget that we have neuroplasticity on our side ;)

Thank you for stopping by!

Thank you very much for responding. To answer your question, I think that I should be doing more to get "my stuff" into use. Getting onto Steem is hopefully a good step in that direction. But I don't feel at all bad at having done next to nothing to promote it for years, beyond having kept it all available online for anyone to see. Yes, habits can change: we'll see.

All the best.


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Hello Good day, it is very true. human behavior usually varies, depending on the different situations we go through, sometimes we are happy, other brave, other depressed, other sad, the important thing is to always have a balance and be emotionally stable.

Yep, but here we are not discussing situational factors, but personality types :)

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