Forget Jung Typology, use Big-5 instead

  • puttputt

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    Nov 22, 2007 12:34 PM GMT
    I'm surprised a lot of people are still very much into that Jung Typology test. The broadest and most widely used framework for personality in research today is the Big Five test, celebrated for its efficiency, brevity, and good psychometric properties (John & Srivastava, 1999).

    My results:
    O 80
    C 69
    E 59
    A 17
    N 14

    Take the test here: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/

    And now I will be able to guess your birthdays and predict the future!!!

    References
    John, O.P., & Srivastava, S. (1999). The Big Five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and theoretical perspectives. In L.A. Pervin & O.P. John (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and reserach (2nd ed., pp. 102-13) . New York: Guilford Press.
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    Nov 22, 2007 12:55 PM GMT
    Fun quiz man, I don't agree with my first result, but the rest are generally true.

    My results:
    O 47
    C 74
    E 74
    A 63
    N 9
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    Nov 22, 2007 1:50 PM GMT
    O 70
    C 95
    E 74
    A 79
    N 55

    Interesting ...
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    Nov 22, 2007 2:03 PM GMT
    I'm a O96-C17-E79-A97-N22
    I'm not sure how meaningful a 50-question test can be, but hey.
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    Nov 22, 2007 3:11 PM GMT
    O: 65
    C: 25
    E: 5
    A: 8
    N: 55

    Cool survey. Odd I work and study in the hospitality field yet according to this I'm highly critical and hate social situations.

    Perhaps I'm just good at hiding my distaste lol.
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    Nov 22, 2007 3:12 PM GMT
    I'm a O65-C35-E89-A74-N71
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    Nov 22, 2007 3:23 PM GMT
    I'm a O96-C25-E89-A38-N55

    I am amused by this --- I think I'm a pretty agreeable chap!
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    Nov 22, 2007 4:01 PM GMT
    o 80
    c 92
    e 91
    a 92
    n 7
    I think i'm too extreme.
    According to the site it's percentile, but how many people took the test to form the percentile?
  • Laurence

    Posts: 942

    Nov 22, 2007 5:24 PM GMT
    This is crap.

    I did mine and it says I'm a friendless sociopath with cross-dressing tendancies.

    Tsk. I have got friends...well one friend....my mum.

    Loz
  • Alan95823

    Posts: 306

    Nov 22, 2007 5:48 PM GMT
    Hmmm, interesting...

    I'm a

    O 59
    C 25
    E 4
    A 74
    N 76
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    Nov 22, 2007 6:09 PM GMT
    I'm a O80-C83-E48-A69-N55 Big Five!!
    Like that number I got for A, of course, the test did not measure perversion. In that case I would score too high to print.icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif
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    Nov 22, 2007 6:37 PM GMT
    now, really - what a..(
    it's about emotional reactions portrait not all personality

    Poorly specified straight-forward questions, answers are dependable on situations and current mood. Look, for example, if you are in a contemplative idle mode - can you answer the majority of those questions clearly ??
    You can be in a Yang-state of mind (or ying) - and reactions on a situation differ dramatically

    Anyway, I stand for quite reflective and much more descriptive Myers-Briggs typology. For instance, i appear to be intp/entp (like 70%/20% =)

    And, btw, 1)mostly people answer straight-forward questions lying about themselves and believing in those wanna-be lies
    2) anyone can be moody and/or creative sometimes icon_smile.gif
    as well as: "somewhat careless" or "helpful and unselfish", relaxed, reliable worker, disorganized, inventive, aloof et cetera )
  • puttputt

    Posts: 254

    Nov 22, 2007 7:14 PM GMT
    Oh, Myers-Brigg isn't much better. The r value for that test is about 0.3 (about 30% of the results actually correlate with whatever your real personality is).

    The lesson here is that you need a battery of tests, not just one. And of course, situational factors probably count a lot more than these tests give credit for.
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    Nov 23, 2007 2:28 AM GMT
    It's hard to take seriously any personality assessment where a term as basic as "extrovert" is spelled wrong.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 23, 2007 2:38 AM GMT
    O 65
    C 52
    E 12
    A 27
    N 66

  • shortGymCA

    Posts: 51

    Nov 23, 2007 3:22 AM GMT
    While I won't discredit personality tests completely, I would say they are a tool to discuss personality using a common terminology not a way to file and box individuals. They can have as little or as much validity as you put in them much like astrology.

    I'd recommend:
    The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

    by Annie Murphy Paul

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    Nov 23, 2007 4:08 AM GMT
    I'm a O95-C8-E12-A0-N80 Big Five!!

    Damn I'm hard headed according to this! My mom would agree. I'm not exactly cooperative, I'll admit that, nor am I the social butterfly. This bullshit really only describes the social elements of the personality. It is empirical (unlike astrology), but it is still no measure of a man.

    Incidentally, my meyers-briggs is INTP.

    I am an enneagram 5.

    My MMPI2 says I have an AXIS 2 schizotypal, antisocial, and borderline or SCAB personality disorder-lol! Don't piss me off!
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    Nov 23, 2007 4:32 AM GMT
    O95
    C47
    E59
    A79
    N9

    Just perfect, huh?
  • mingqiao

    Posts: 5

    Nov 23, 2007 6:13 AM GMT
    O 53
    C 35
    E 83
    A 90
    N 11

    icon_lol.gif I still dont konw what kind guy i am.
  • qalbi30

    Posts: 116

    Nov 23, 2007 7:37 AM GMT
    O 80
    C 47
    E 22
    A 69
    N 22

    And am still alive !
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    Nov 23, 2007 7:44 AM GMT
    O 59
    C 52
    E 48
    A 32
    N 49

    Wow, I'm boring, lol
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    Nov 23, 2007 12:00 PM GMT
    Thanks, cougarboy, for the reference!

    Yeah, blind testing can be very misleading.)

    And, anyway - what to expect getting those 5 letter-numbers? icon_lol.gif

    MBTI isn't brilliant but clear and controlable
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    Nov 24, 2007 1:36 AM GMT
    O90-C74-E59-A74-N4
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    Nov 25, 2007 3:53 PM GMT
    Hurrrah! I'm more neurotic than anyone! Hurrah! I'm even more neurotic than our resident axis 2 schizo! Hurrah!

    o 96
    c 41
    e 48
    a 50
    n 87

  • art_smass

    Posts: 960

    Nov 25, 2007 4:08 PM GMT
    O: 76
    C: 89
    E: 83
    A: 63
    N: 11


    I'm actually surprised that the Agreeableness score is as high as it is, since I tend to lecture others on a regular basis. Sure, it's an obnoxious habit, but it might get me onto Survivor one day.