Understand Yourself

Complete the questionnaire below to better understand your personality! This questionnaire has been developed by psychologists to provide a comprehensive description of personality.  It can be used to rate the personalities of children, adolescents, and adults of any age.

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  • There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, but note that you will not obtain meaningful results unless you answer the questions seriously.
     
  • These results are being used in scientific research, so please try to give accurate answers.
     
  • Your results will be displayed as soon as you submit your answers.

Instructions

Here are a number of characteristics that may or may not apply to you. For example, do you agree that you are someone who likes to spend time with others? Please select a response next to each statement to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement.

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Disagree
strongly

Disagree
a little

Neutral;
no opinion

Agree
a little

Agree
strongly

I am someone who . . .

Disagree
strongly

Disagree
a little

Neutral;
no opinion

Agree
a little

Agree
strongly

Statement

1. Is outgoing, sociable.
2. Is compassionate, has a soft heart.
3. Tends to be disorganized.
4. Is relaxed, handles stress well.
5. Has few artistic interests.
6. Has an assertive personality.
7. Is respectful, treats others with respect.
8. Tends to be lazy.
9. Stays optimistic after experiencing a setback.
10. Is curious about many different things.
11. Rarely feels excited or eager.
12. Tends to find fault with others.
13. Is dependable, steady.
14. Is moody, has up and down mood swings.
15. Is inventive, finds clever ways to do things.
16. Tends to be quiet.
17. Feels little sympathy for others.
18. Is systematic, likes to keep things in order.
19. Can be tense.
20. Is fascinated by art, music, or literature.

Disagree
strongly

Disagree
a little

Neutral;
no opinion

Agree
a little

Agree
strongly

Statement

21. Is dominant, acts as a leader.
22. Starts arguments with others.
23. Has difficulty getting started on tasks.
24. Feels secure, comfortable with self.
25. Avoids intellectual, philosophical discussions.
26. Is less active than other people.
27. Has a forgiving nature.
28. Can be somewhat careless.
29. Is emotionally stable, not easily upset.
30. Has little creativity.
31. Is sometimes shy, introverted.
32. Is helpful and unselfish with others.
33. Keeps things neat and tidy.
34. Worries a lot.
35. Values art and beauty.
36. Finds it hard to influence people.
37. Is sometimes rude to others.
38. Is efficient, gets things done.
39. Often feels sad.
40. Is complex, a deep thinker.

Disagree
strongly

Disagree
a little

Neutral;
no opinion

Agree
a little

Agree
strongly

Statement

41. Is full of energy.
42. Is suspicious of others’ intentions.
43. Is reliable, can always be counted on.
44. Keeps their emotions under control.
45. Has difficulty imagining things.
46. Is talkative.
47. Can be cold and uncaring.
48. Leaves a mess, doesn’t clean up.
49. Rarely feels anxious or afraid.
50. Thinks poetry and plays are boring.
51. Prefers to have others take charge.
52. Is polite, courteous to others.
53. Is persistent, works until the task is finished.
54. Tends to feel depressed, blue.
55. Has little interest in abstract ideas.
56. Shows a lot of enthusiasm.
57. Assumes the best about people.
58. Sometimes behaves irresponsibly.
59. Is temperamental, gets emotional easily.
60. Is original, comes up with new ideas.

Before submitting your responses, please help us improve this site by answering a few demographic questions about yourself. These questions are entirely optional and will not affect your feedback.

About You

Background
Have you completed this questionnaire before? Yes No

What is your gender? Male Female Other

What is your age? years

What is your ethnicity? Check all that apply.
White/Caucasian
Hispanic/Latino
Black/African-American
Asian/Asian-American
American Indian/Native American
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Other

Do you speak English fluently? Yes No

Where would you place yourself on the following spectrum of social class?

Location
If you currently live in the USA, in which state do you live? What is your zip code?

If you currently live outside of the USA, in what country do you live?

Education and Work
What is the highest level of formal education that you have completed?

What is your current employment status?

If you have had a full-time job in the past five years, how would you describe the main focus of your most recent job?

Marriage and Family
What is your current marital status?

Are you a parent? Yes No

Politics
Overall, how interested are you in politics?

Not at all
interested
    Somewhat
interested
    Very
interested

In political matters, people talk of "the left" and "the right." How would you place your views on this scale, generally speaking?

Left     Middle     Right

I believe that...

Disagree strongly

Disagree
a little

Neutral; no opinion

Agree a little

Agree strongly

Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

The government should provide fewer services, even in areas such as health and education, in order to reduce spending.

People convicted of violent crimes should receive more severe penalties than they do now.

The government should make incomes more equal.

By law, abortion should never be permitted.

Government ownership of business and industry should be decreased.

The number of immigrants from foreign countries who are permitted to come to your country to live should be increased.

The government should take more responsibility to ensure that everyone is provided for.

If you are registered to vote in the USA, what political party do you support?