NEO Personality Test

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The purpose of the NEO Personality Inventory is to examine the Big Five personality traits within people. This 63-question personality test specifically measures neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeable, and conscientiousness and determines whether a person is categorized as low, average, or high. My results from this personality test are as follows. For neuroticism, my combined score from the set of questions was a 37, which places me well above the high category. People in the high category are described as sensitive, emotional, and prone to upsetting feelings. The average score of people in this category is between 21 and 27 and they are considered generally calm and able to deal with stress, but occasionally experience feelings of…show more content…
Those in the low category are considered hard headed, skeptical, proud, competitive and tend to express their anger directly. Normal scores for this area are between a 28 and a 32 and these people are considered generally warm, trusting, agreeable but can still be stubborn and competitive. I agree with this category more than the others. For example, I know myself to be very stubborn and hardheaded to the point where I am set in my ways and always see myself as being right. For example, I often to not let arguments go until I have proven myself as being right. When it comes to skepticism, I am very suspicious of other people’s intentions and it takes a lot to convince me otherwise. I also thrive off competition, especially when it comes to school performance. For example, anything less than the highest score is unacceptable to me and I tend to beat myself up for it. Lastly, I do not consider myself to be an especially angry person and I try to keep my emotions under control as much as I…show more content…
Personally, I thought the test did a good job at assessing these different areas of personalities and it was a relatively easy test to take. There were some areas where I felt as if the appropriate answer for myself was not present, but this was limited to only a couple of questions. Another downside of this test may be the length, although the questions were interesting, I could feel my attention wearing thin towards the end of this 63- question survey. I think the test has useful implications on a personal level, so it would be important for clients to take this test so they can get a better understanding of their own personality and their vulnerabilities. For example, in terms of substance use, there are certain characteristics of the Big 5 personalities that are associated with substance abuse so you know to be especially cautious of that. Also, if you tend to be more on the neurotic side and more susceptible to stress then you can try to engage in more stress relieving techniques in order to cope with this. Lastly, based on your results from this assessment you can search for careers or activities that complement your personality type. For therapists, this test is especially useful in not only assessing psychological disorder, but also evaluating similar personality traits among people with certain psychological disorders in order
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