Mav (chrismaverick) wrote,

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on my high sense of altruism but being totally without morality.

nowishere posted this 5-factor personality psych test a few days ago and I had been meaning to take it ever since then.

Apparently I really like helping people and thrill-seeking, but I'm also completely without moral and am intimidating...

fun fun....


Extraversion is marked by pronounced
engagement with the external world. Extraverts enjoy being with people,
are full of energy, and often experience positive emotions. They tend
to be enthusiastic, action-oriented, individuals who are likely to say
"Yes!" or "Let's go!" to opportunities for excitement. In groups they
like to talk, assert themselves, and draw attention to themselves.

Introverts lack the exuberance, energy, and
activity levels of extraverts. They tend to be quiet, low-key,
deliberate, and disengaged from the social world. Their lack of social
involvement should not
be interpreted as shyness or depression; the introvert simply needs less
stimulation than an extravert and prefers to be alone. The independence
and reserve of the introvert is sometimes mistaken as unfriendliness or
arrogance. In reality, an introvert who scores high on the
agreeableness dimension will not seek others out but will be quite
pleasant when approached.

Domain/Facet........... Score

EXTRAVERSION...............93 *********************************************************************************************

..Friendliness.............74 **************************************************************************

..Gregariousness...........90 ******************************************************************************************

..Assertiveness............92 ********************************************************************************************

..Activity Level...........29 *****************************


..Cheerfulness.............77 *****************************************************************************

Your score on Extraversion is high,
indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You
prefer to be around people much of the time.

Extraversion Facets

  • Friendliness. Friendly people genuinely like other people and openly
    demonstrate positive feelings toward others. They make friends quickly
    and it is easy for them to form close, intimate relationships. Low scorers
    on Friendliness are not necessarily cold and hostile, but they do not reach
    out to others and are perceived as distant and reserved. Your level of
    friendliness is high.

  • Gregariousness. Gregarious people find the company of others
    pleasantly stimulating and rewarding. They enjoy the excitement of
    crowds. Low scorers tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively
    avoid, large crowds. They do not necessarily dislike being with people
    sometimes, but their need for privacy and time to themselves is much
    greater than for individuals who score high on this scale. Your level of
    gregariousness is high.

  • Assertiveness. High scorers Assertiveness like to speak out, take
    charge, and direct the activities of others. They tend to be leaders in
    groups. Low scorers tend not to talk much and let others control the
    activities of groups. Your level of assertiveness is high.

  • Activity Level. Active individuals lead fast-paced, busy lives. They
    move about quickly, energetically, and vigorously, and they are involved in
    many activities. People who score low on this scale follow a slower and
    more leisurely, relaxed pace. Your activity level is low.

  • Excitement-Seeking. High scorers on this scale are easily bored
    without high levels of stimulation. They love bright lights and hustle and
    bustle. They are likely to take risks and seek thrills. Low scorers are
    overwhelmed by noise and commotion and are adverse to thrill-seeking.
    Your level of excitement-seeking is high.

  • Cheerfulness. This scale measures positive mood and feelings, not
    negative emotions (which are a part of the Neuroticism domain). Persons who
    score high on this scale typically experience a range of positive feelings,
    including happiness, enthusiasm, optimism, and joy. Low scorers are not as
    prone to such energetic, high spirits. Your level of positive emotions is


Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and
social harmony. Agreeable individuals value getting along with others. They are
therefore considerate, friendly, generous, helpful, and willing to compromise
their interests with others'. Agreeable people also have an optimistic view of
human nature. They believe people are basically honest, decent, and

Disagreeable individuals place self-interest above getting along with others.
They are generally unconcerned with others' well-being, and therefore are
unlikely to extend themselves for other people. Sometimes their skepticism about
others' motives causes them to be suspicious, unfriendly, and

Agreeableness is obviously advantageous for attaining and maintaining
popularity. Agreeable people are better liked than disagreeable people. On the
other hand, agreeableness is not useful in situations that require tough or
absolute objective decisions. Disagreeable people can make excellent scientists,
critics, or soldiers.

Domain/Facet........... Score

AGREEABLENESS..............9 *********

..Trust....................33 *********************************


..Altruism.................78 ******************************************************************************

..Cooperation..............1 *

..Modesty..................8 ********

..Sympathy.................38 **************************************

Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others' needs
Than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising.

Agreeableness Facets

  • Trust. A person with high trust assumes that most people are
    fair, honest, and have good intentions. Persons low in trust see others
    as selfish, devious, and potentially dangerous. Your level of
    trust is average.

  • Morality. High scorers on this scale see no need for pretense
    or manipulation when dealing with others and are therefore candid, frank,
    and sincere. Low scorers believe that a certain amount of deception in
    social relationships is necessary. People find it relatively easy to relate
    to the straightforward high-scorers on this scale. They generally find it
    more difficult to relate to the unstraightforward low-scorers on this
    scale. It should be made clear that low scorers are not unprincipled
    or immoral; they are simply more guarded and less willing to openly reveal
    the whole truth. Your level of morality is low.

  • Altruism. Altruistic people find helping other people genuinely
    rewarding. Consequently, they are generally willing to assist those who
    are in need. Altruistic people find that doing things for others is a form
    of self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrifice. Low scorers on this scale
    do not particularly like helping those in need. Requests for help feel like
    an imposition rather than an opportunity for self-fulfillment. Your level
    of altruism is high.

  • Cooperation. Individuals who score high on this scale dislike
    confrontations. They are perfectly willing to compromise or to deny their
    own needs in order to get along with others. Those who score low on this
    scale are more likely to intimidate others to get their way. Your
    level of compliance is low.

  • Modesty. High scorers on this scale do not like to claim that they
    are better than other people. In some cases this attitude may derive from
    low self-confidence or self-esteem. Nonetheless, some people with high
    self-esteem find immodesty unseemly. Those who are willing to
    describe themselves as superior tend to be seen as disagreeably arrogant
    by other people. Your level of modesty is low.

  • Sympathy. People who score high on this scale are tenderhearted
    and compassionate. They feel the pain of others vicariously and are easily
    moved to pity. Low scorers are not affected strongly by human suffering.
    They pride themselves on making objective judgments based on reason.
    They are more concerned with truth and impartial justice than with mercy.
    Your level of tender-mindedness is average.


Conscientiousness concerns the way in which
we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. Impulses are not
inherently bad; occasionally time constraints require a snap decision,
and acting on our first impulse can be an effective response. Also, in
times of play rather than work, acting spontaneously and impulsively
can be fun. Impulsive individuals can be seen by others as colorful,
fun-to-be-with, and zany.

Nonetheless, acting on impulse can lead to trouble in a number of ways.
Some impulses are antisocial. Uncontrolled antisocial acts not only
harm other members of society, but also can result in retribution
toward the perpetrator of such impulsive acts. Another problem with
impulsive acts is that they often produce immediate rewards but
undesirable, long-term consequences. Examples include excessive
socializing that leads to being fired from one's job, hurling an insult
that causes the breakup of an important relationship, or using
pleasure-inducing drugs that eventually destroy one's health.

Impulsive behavior, even when not seriously destructive, diminishes a
person's effectiveness in significant ways. Acting impulsively
disallows contemplating alternative courses of action, some of which
would have been wiser than the impulsive choice. Impulsivity also
sidetracks people during projects that require organized sequences of
steps or stages. Accomplishments of an impulsive person are therefore
small, scattered, and inconsistent.

A hallmark of intelligence, what potentially separates human beings from
earlier life forms, is the ability to think about future consequences
before acting on an impulse. Intelligent activity involves
contemplation of long-range goals, organizing and planning routes to
these goals, and persisting toward one's goals in the face of
short-lived impulses to the contrary. The idea that intelligence
involves impulse control is nicely captured by the term prudence, an
alternative label for the Conscientiousness domain. Prudent means both
wise and cautious. Persons who score high on the Conscientiousness
scale are, in fact, perceived by others as intelligent.

The benefits of high conscientiousness are obvious. Conscientious
individuals avoid trouble and achieve high levels of success through
purposeful planning and persistence. They are also positively regarded
by others as intelligent and reliable. On the negative side, they can
be compulsive perfectionists and workaholics. Furthermore, extremely
conscientious individuals might be regarded as stuffy and boring.
Unconscientious people may be criticized for their unreliability, lack
of ambition, and failure to stay within the lines, but they will
experience many short-lived pleasures and they will never be called

Domain/Facet........... Score

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........37 *************************************

..Self-Efficacy............80 ********************************************************************************

..Orderliness..............16 ****************

..Dutifulness..............63 ***************************************************************

..Achievement-Striving.....33 *********************************

..Self-Discipline..........40 ****************************************

..Cautiousness.............24 ************************

Your score on Conscientiousness is average. This means you are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.

Conscientiousness Facets

  • Self-Efficacy. Self-Efficacy describes confidence in one's ability
    to accomplish things. High scorers believe they have the intelligence
    (common sense), drive, and self-control necessary for achieving success.
    Low scorers do not feel effective, and may have a sense that they are not
    in control of their lives. Your level of self-efficacy is high.

  • Orderliness. Persons with high scores on orderliness are
    well-organized. They like to live according to routines and schedules. They
    keep lists and make plans. Low scorers tend to be disorganized and
    scattered. Your level of orderliness is low.

  • Dutifulness. This scale reflects the strength of a person's sense
    of duty and obligation. Those who score high on this scale have a strong
    sense of moral obligation. Low scorers find contracts, rules, and
    regulations overly confining. They are likely to be seen as unreliable or
    even irresponsible. Your level of dutifulness is average.

  • Achievement-Striving. Individuals who score high on this
    scale strive hard to achieve excellence. Their drive to be recognized as
    successful keeps them on track toward their lofty goals. They often have
    a strong sense of direction in life, but extremely high scores may
    be too single-minded and obsessed with their work. Low scorers are content
    to get by with a minimal amount of work, and might be seen by others
    as lazy. Your level of achievement striving is average.

  • Self-Discipline. Self-discipline-what many people call
    will-power-refers to the ability to persist at difficult or unpleasant
    tasks until they are completed. People who possess high self-discipline
    are able to overcome reluctance to begin tasks and stay on track despite
    distractions. Those with low self-discipline procrastinate and show poor
    follow-through, often failing to complete tasks-even tasks they want very
    much to complete. Your level of self-discipline is average.

  • Cautiousness. Cautiousness describes the disposition to
    think through possibilities before acting. High scorers on the Cautiousness
    scale take their time when making decisions. Low scorers often say or do
    first thing that comes to mind without deliberating alternatives and the
    probable consequences of those alternatives. Your level
    of cautiousness is low.


Freud originally used the term neurosis
to describe a condition marked by mental distress, emotional suffering,
and an inability to cope effectively with the normal demands of life.
He suggested that everyone shows some signs of neurosis, but that we
differ in our degree of suffering and our specific symptoms of
distress. Today neuroticism refers to the tendency to experience
negative feelings. Those who score high on Neuroticism may experience
primarily one specific negative feeling such as anxiety, anger, or
depression, but are likely to experience several of these emotions.
People high in neuroticism are emotionally reactive. They respond
emotionally to events that would not affect most people, and their
reactions tend to be more intense than normal. They are more likely to
interpret ordinary situations as threatening, and minor frustrations as
hopelessly difficult. Their negative emotional reactions tend to
persist for unusually long periods of time, which means they are often
in a bad mood. These problems in emotional regulation can diminish a
neurotic's ability to think clearly, make decisions, and cope
effectively with stress.

At the other end of the scale,
individuals who score low in neuroticism are less easily upset and are
less emotionally reactive. They tend to be calm, emotionally stable,
and free from persistent negative feelings. Freedom from negative
feelings does not mean that low scorers experience a lot of positive
feelings; frequency of positive emotions is a component of the
Extraversion domain.

Domain/Facet........... Score

NEUROTICISM................72 ************************************************************************

..Anxiety..................87 ***************************************************************************************

..Anger....................87 ***************************************************************************************

..Depression...............91 *******************************************************************************************

..Self-Consciousness.......16 ****************

..Immoderation.............44 ********************************************

..Vulnerability............51 ***************************************************

Your score on Neuroticism is high, indicating
that you are easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal
demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional.

Neuroticism Facets

  • Anxiety. The "fight-or-flight" system of the brain of anxious
    individuals is too easily and too often engaged. Therefore, people who
    are high in anxiety often feel like something dangerous is about to happen.
    They may be afraid of specific situations or be just generally fearful.
    They feel tense, jittery, and nervous. Persons low in Anxiety are generally
    calm and fearless. Your level of anxiety is high.

  • Anger. Persons who score high in Anger feel enraged when
    things do not go their way. They are sensitive about being treated fairly
    and feel resentful and bitter when they feel they are being cheated.
    This scale measures the tendency to feel angry; whether or not the
    person expresses annoyance and hostility depends on the individual's
    level on Agreeableness. Low scorers do not get angry often or easily.
    Your level of anger is high.

  • Depression. This scale measures the tendency to feel sad, dejected,
    and discouraged. High scorers lack energy and have difficult initiating
    activities. Low scorers tend to be free from these depressive feelings.
    Your level of depression is high.

  • Self-Consciousness. Self-conscious individuals are sensitive
    about what others think of them. Their concern about rejection and
    ridicule cause them to feel shy and uncomfortable abound others. They
    are easily embarrassed and often feel ashamed. Their fears that others
    will criticize or make fun of them are exaggerated and unrealistic, but
    their awkwardness and discomfort may make these fears a self-fulfilling
    prophecy. Low scorers, in contrast, do not suffer from the mistaken
    impression that everyone is watching and judging them. They do not feel
    nervous in social situations. Your level or self-consciousness is

  • Immoderation. Immoderate individuals feel strong cravings and
    urges that they have have difficulty resisting. They tend to be
    oriented toward short-term pleasures and rewards rather than long-
    term consequences. Low scorers do not experience strong, irresistible
    cravings and consequently do not find themselves tempted to overindulge.
    Your level of immoderation is average.

  • Vulnerability. High scorers on Vulnerability experience panic,
    confusion, and helplessness when under pressure or stress. Low scorers
    feel more poised, confident, and clear-thinking when stressed.
    Your level of vulnerability is average.

Openness to Experience

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of cognitive style that
distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional
people. Open people are intellectually curious, appreciative of art, and
sensitive to beauty. They tend to be, compared to closed people, more aware of
their feelings. They tend to think and act in individualistic and nonconforming
ways. Intellectuals typically score high on Openness to Experience;
consequently, this factor has also been called Culture or
Intellect. Nonetheless, Intellect is probably best regarded as one aspect of openness
to experience. Scores on Openness to Experience are only modestly
related to years of education and scores on standard intelligent tests.

Another characteristic of the open cognitive style is a facility for thinking
in symbols and abstractions far removed from concrete experience. Depending on
the individual's specific intellectual abilities, this symbolic cognition may
take the form of mathematical, logical, or geometric thinking, artistic and
metaphorical use of language, music composition or performance, or one of the
many visual or performing arts.

People with low scores on openness to experience tend to have narrow, common
interests. They prefer the plain, straightforward, and obvious over the
complex, ambiguous, and subtle. They may regard the arts and sciences with
suspicion, regarding these endeavors as abstruse or of no practical use.
Closed people prefer familiarity over novelty; they are conservative and
resistant to change.

Openness is often presented as healthier or more mature by psychologists, who
are often themselves open to experience. However, open and closed styles of
thinking are useful in different environments. The intellectual style of the
open person may serve a professor well, but research has shown that closed
thinking is related to superior job performance in police work, sales, and
a number of service occupations.

Domain/Facet........... Score

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....95 ***********************************************************************************************

..Imagination..............60 ************************************************************

..Artistic Interests.......82 **********************************************************************************

..Emotionality.............93 *********************************************************************************************

..Adventurousness..........97 *************************************************************************************************

..Intellect................80 ********************************************************************************

..Liberalism...............79 *******************************************************************************

Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty,
variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

Openness Facets

  • Imagination. To imaginative individuals, the real world is
    often too plain and ordinary. High scorers on this scale use fantasy as a
    way of creating a richer, more interesting world. Low scorers are on this
    scale are more oriented to facts than fantasy. Your level of imagination
    is average.

  • Artistic Interests. High scorers on this scale love beauty, both in
    art and in nature. They become easily involved and absorbed in artistic
    and natural events. They are not necessarily artistically trained nor
    talented, although many will be. The defining features of this scale are
    interest in, and appreciation of natural and
    artificial beauty. Low scorers lack aesthetic sensitivity and interest in
    the arts. Your level of artistic interests is high.

  • Emotionality. Persons high on Emotionality have good access
    to and awareness of their own feelings. Low scorers are less aware of
    their feelings and tend not to express their emotions openly. Your
    level of emotionality is high.

  • Adventurousness. High scorers on adventurousness are eager to
    try new activities, travel to foreign lands, and experience different
    things. They find familiarity and routine boring, and will take a new
    route home just because it is different. Low scorers tend to feel
    uncomfortable with change and prefer familiar routines. Your level of
    adventurousness is high.

  • Intellect. Intellect and artistic interests are the two most
    important, central aspects of openness to experience. High scorers on
    Intellect love to play with ideas. They are open-minded to new and unusual
    ideas, and like to debate intellectual issues. They enjoy riddles, puzzles,
    and brain teasers. Low scorers on Intellect prefer dealing with either
    people or things rather than ideas. They regard intellectual exercises as a
    waste of time. Intellect should not be equated with intelligence.
    Intellect is an intellectual style, not an intellectual ability, although
    high scorers on Intellect score slightly higher than low-Intellect
    individuals on standardized intelligence tests. Your level of intellect
    is high.

  • Liberalism. Psychological liberalism refers to a readiness to
    challenge authority, convention, and traditional values. In its most
    extreme form, psychological liberalism can even represent outright
    hostility toward rules, sympathy for law-breakers, and love of ambiguity,
    chaos, and disorder. Psychological conservatives prefer the security and
    stability brought by conformity to tradition. Psychological liberalism
    and conservatism are not identical to political affiliation, but certainly
    incline individuals toward certain political parties. Your level of
    liberalism is high.


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