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Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science

By FiveThirtyEight

The Big Five is the way most psychologists test personality. See your score on different traits like extraversion and agreeableness and then find how your personality compares with that of the averRead full story

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  • I'm really skeptical that the five-factor theory test truly offers anything beyond the myriad of other personality quizzes out there. They all fall short due to self-affirming biases and an inability to account for nuance, in my opinion.

    I'll still take a quiz every time though! Even if for nothing

    I'm really skeptical that the five-factor theory test truly offers anything beyond the myriad of other personality quizzes out there. They all fall short due to self-affirming biases and an inability to account for nuance, in my opinion.

    I'll still take a quiz every time though! Even if for nothing else other than moderate entertainment and a pseudo sense of introspection.

  • I can never resist these things, but IDK that changing the scoring system & paring down categories makes it so different from anything else. But like Meyers-Briggs and Astrology: Whatever, it's fun.

  • Well, they just collected my data :)

  • This was an interesting test, good to see I’m not too negative person, now what I found really captivating about all of this is how the 538 staffers were just generally larger spaces in each direction for almost every characteristic.

    Must have some big personalities there!

  • Pretty interesting. Mostly cause I agree ;)

  • I showed my results to my girlfriend and she said it looked like me. So it must be true!

  • Take the test..... I find it very true:)

  • This is very interesting!

  • That was fun...

  • I’m not psychotherapist but I have been misjudged more often than I care to count. I think it’s takes experience to recognize people for certain traits. Like narcissists or put psychopaths and there certainly are varying degrees. The clever ones make it much harder to perceive. Personalities are very

    I’m not psychotherapist but I have been misjudged more often than I care to count. I think it’s takes experience to recognize people for certain traits. Like narcissists or put psychopaths and there certainly are varying degrees. The clever ones make it much harder to perceive. Personalities are very much an in the moment assessment so I’d be highly surprised if anyone, apart from the dead, have definite traits.

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