NEO-FFM personality test

NEO-FFM personality test


You have taken the NEO-FFM personality test as part of your first assignment in this class. The personality test is a rough measure of your standing on the five personality traits of the Five Factor Model (“Big Five”) discussed in class and in your textbook. These factors are: Surgency, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Intellect-Openness (Culture).

For this assignment, you are going to apply what you have learned about personality to yourself or to someone close to you. Using the measure previously discussed, discuss your standing or the standing of someone close to you on the five factors.

  • What are your/their scores and what does your/their score on each factor imply about your/their personality?
  • How does your/their standing on each of the five traits explain some of your/their behavior? Choices in life? Provide specific examples.

Also, discuss what influence your/their standing on EACH trait might have in EACH of the five areas listed below. Be sure to discuss each of the five traits in each of the five areas listed and provide specific examples to illustrate your points.

  • Academic functioning
  • Social functioning (including functioning in intimate relationships)
  • Occupational functioning
  • Health
  • Risk-taking

Your homework should be a minimum of 5 pages double-spaced and a maximum of 10 pages. There is no need to use references other than your textbook and class notes.

This assignment is designed to allow you to apply what you have learned to the real world of personality and to see how it operates in your life or in the life of someone close to you. You should use some factual information from your book, but remember, this is a critical thinking assignment, so include your thoughts, ideas, and hypotheses whether or not there is scientific data to support them.  There is no need to use references unless you use something other than the book or class notes. It is also acceptable, and advisable to use first person pronouns in your homework. Have fun with this. If you make an effort, you will do well on this assignment.