Psychological Test Self Assessment for ID #: †

IPIP-NEO

The purpose of this test was to measure five basic traits of personality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. I took the shorter version of the NEO called the IPIP-NEO, which had less reliability and validity than the longer version, but still had a significant amount of each.

The IPJP-NEO results suggested that I was a cheerful, friendly, and orderly person, but I scored low in many other areas. These included assertiveness, agreeableness, cooperation, modesty, conscientiousness, self-efficacy, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-discipline, and openness. I find a lot of discrepancy when it comes to these results, which can be attributed to problems in validity. I strive at being a cheerful and friendly, but I also strive at other things as well. For example, I believe I strive to achieve high is school work, and have a fair level of self-discipline. Sometimes I may consider myself a procrastinator, but for the most part I find these results untrue. I also believe I have high levels of conscientiousness, to the point where it may even be too high. I have also been told that I cooperate well with others, so my low score in cooperation also caught me off-guard. However, the low score that surprised me the most above all the others was openness. I consider my self a very liberal person and I love trying and experiencing new things.

Keirsey Temperament

This test was another personality assessment in which four forms of temperament were used to describe a person, Artisan, Idealist, Guardian, and Rational. There was no mention of reliability or validity for this test, and therefore the results have been considered with skepticism.

According to my scores my temperament is Guardian. This suggests that I am trustworthy, reliable, and uneasy about change. 1 certainly consider myself a trustworthy person because I think trust is one of the most important qualities a person can have. I value trust in myself and trust in others, above many other qualities. I also consider myself reliable, except to when it comes to being on time. Tardiness is one of my bad habits. In terms of change, I like variety in my life, so I donít necessarily agree with this statement. As I mentioned before, I love trying and experiencing new things. Change is not something I am uncomfortable with. Again these discrepancies can be attributed to problems in validity.

Utne.com Emotional intelligence 10 Test

The purpose of this test was to measure my level of empathy and how well I could manage my feelings in relationships, in comparison to other people. The results of this test have been reviewed with caution because there is no known reliability or validity.

I scored an emotional IQ of 105, which is slightly above average. The results suggest that my strongest quality is being able to see things from others point of view. This is something I definitely try to do, because I feel it is important to be empathetic towards others peoples feelings, especially those close to you. Despite the reliability and validity concerns for this test, there was little discrepancy in these results.

Rokeach Value Survey

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The purpose of this test was to evaluate my values in terms of I ranked them in order of importance to me. There were two lists of 18 values, one called Terminal Values and the other Instrumental Values. Although the test is considered to have high test-retest reliability, the results have been reviewed with skepticism because of there may be social desirability bias.

For my Terminal Values list I put salvation as my top importance. A person would be right to assume that I value my spirituality tremendously. I am somewhat afraid of dying, but knowing that I will have a saved eternal life comforts this fear. This is why I labeled salvation as my top value for this category. My second most important Terminal Value was happiness. I believe that as long as a person is happy, everything else falls into place. For example, even if a person becomes very sick, if they remain a happy or positive person, the illness wonít seem as bad and a person is more likely to become healthy. I find naturally happy people intriguing and I myself try to be happy as often as possible. My third most important value in this category was self-respect. I believe that a person must respect and be content about the person they are before they can give to anyone else in the world. Without self-respect I would feel lost.

In terms of my Instrumental Values I labeled loving as my highest value. I believe love (affection and tenderness) of any kind is one of the amazing gifts one could give to another person. When a person feels love from another person, no matter whom they are, it always feels good. But 1 also believe that a person must love himself or herself before they have the capability to love another. The second important Instrumental Value I labeled was responsibility. I believe responsibility comes along with knowledge and maturity, which is crucial to succeeding in the world. To be responsible is to be admired for the choices one makes. Responsibility is something I value in myself and something I always strive for. The third Instrumental Value I labeled as important was cheerfulness, which goes along with the Terminal Value of happiness. 1 believe laughter and happiness can be a cure-all for almost anything.

Through these results the following has been said about me: that I value religion and spirituality, being at peace with myself and all that I do in my life is important, believing I must value myself before I can give to others, that I am a loving person who likes affection in my life, I am dependable and reliable, and perhaps cheerful. I find that these assumptions are considerably accurate about the person I am.

Transfer Skills Test

This test measured my ability in five different types of skills to assess what type of working environment I would excel in. These included, I) communication, 2) research and planning, 3) human relations, 4) organization, management, and leadership, and 5) work survival. There is no known reliability or validity for this test and therefore the results have been reviewed with skepticism.

My results were found to be highest in the area of human relations, (940 o) which I didnít find surprising. These results suggest that I have the ability to solve conflict between people as well as relate to them interpersonally. Because of how I value empathy in relationships, I find this assumption to be true. I scored the lowest in work survival, (75~o) which I found alarming. This suggests that I have low capability in day≠to-day skills, and assisting in effective production and work satisfaction. This could be attributed to the fact that I am a perfectionist and therefore not all the work I complete I

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am always completely satisfied with. However, overall I feel I am productive in day-to≠day skills because I take seriously the tasks I am instructed to complete.

Political Compass Questionnaire

The purpose of this assessment was to compose a political outlook about who I am based on how I answered a series of political based questions. My results were evaluated on two scales, the social and the economic scale. Because there is no known reliability or validity for this test, the results have been taken into consideration with caution.

Even though I feel I do not take part in politics that seriously, I found that my results to this test were somewhat accurate. This assessment suggested that I am moderately liberal, and that I value socialism and the worth of the individual. This was more accurate than the results of the IPIP-NEO, which suggested that I was not a very open-minded or liberal person. I find these results to be more accurate because as I have mentioned, I am very open to new ideas and experiences.

Worldís S inallest Political Quiz

This test was another questionnaire to develop a political assessment based on the questions I answered. Due to no known reliability or validity, skepticism has been used when considering the results.

As I said before, I do not follow politics completely. The results of this test suggested that I was authoritarian which I do not find to be very accurate. As mentioned in the previous test, I consider myself relatively libertarian. Although I like a government that is organized through planning, I would hope also hope for a government that is liberal in their ideas because I am a very open-minded person.

VIA Si2nature Strengths Survey

This test measured a variety of strengths that would make a person authentically happy. There were five basic categories of strengths, 1) capacity to love and be loved, 2) hope, optimism, and future-mindedness, 3) gratitude, 4) honesty, authenticity, and genuineness, and 5) appreciation of beauty and excellence. Skepticism has been used when evaluating these results because there is no known reliability or validity for this test.

The results found that my top strength may be appreciation of beauty and excellence. Although this is important to me, I would probably not rank it at my top level of strength. Instead the category of capacity to love and be loved, or honesty, authenticity, and genuineness would better fit who I am. I certainly appreciate beauty, but looking back to the Rokeach Values Survey I listed love and trust above beauty.

The Big Five Personality Test

This test measured five dimensions of personality similar to that of the IPIP-NEO, (conscientiousness, openness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism). This test is not representative of a normal population and therefore the validity is not high. There is no mention of the level of reliability or validity, but one should assume they are not high. Because of this the results of this test have been reviewed with skepticism.

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the i-es ults of the IPIP-NEO test, I do not feel is accurate with who I am as a person. My scores for conscientiousness were higher on this test than the IPIP-NEO, which I feel is more consistent with my personality. My extraversion was average, and my level of agreeableness was average, which I feel is relatively accurate with the type of person I

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am. I am not too outgoing, but I am also not she shyest person in the world either. In terms of agreeableness, it would depend of the situation, and therefore saying that I am about average in this category would be relatively accurate.

Reflection of Overall Findinl!s and Implications

it has been said that 1 may be a person that enjoys the company of others and is very people-oriented. I may be a person that is able to relate to others because I try to see things from another peopleís point of view (high empathy). I may be able to excel in something that involves working with others, because I value teamwork and helping others. In terms of my personal life it has been said that I have many acquaintances because I perhaps have a friendly nature, and have many friends. My friends and family may find me to be a reliable person that they turn to when they need someone they can trust.

Most of this assessment is pretty accurate to the person I feel I am. I value trust and respect in myself and other people. I like to be the person that others turn to for help and feel is reliable. I do have many acquaintances but not that many good friends. 1 have a few really important friends, and the others I would call valuable acquaintances. As mentioned before I value empathy in relationships. I donít like to live my life only around me, and try to view things from others peoples point of view. I think it is important to respect yourself before you can love and respect other people. Without self-acceptance, one cannot give or relate to other people fully.

It has been suggested that I would be a person who would succeed in a profession that would involve teamwork in an environment. For example, a profession that involves challenging problem-solving activities. I found this part of the assessment a little off. Even though I enjoy relating to other people, in is more on a personal rather than professional level. When it comes to work, I prefer to work on tasks on my own. I would enjoy working with other people in terms of social work or even teaching (for example) but not on professional projects that involve a lot of group activity.

Overall I feel that this was an interesting assignment. I donít necessarily feel that all of the results to each of the tests were accurate, but Iím sure the discrepancies mentioned could be attributed to the lack of reliability and validity that many of the tests had. The assumptions made by the reviewer were relatively accurate about the kind of person I am, considering that many of the tests results were not. Even though I did not find any significant amount of advice towards career options from this assignment, overall I found it to be a relatively fun and interesting activity.