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This free personality test gives you accurate scores for the Big Five personality traits. See exactly how you score for Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism with this scientific personality assessment.

To take the Big Five personality assessment, rate each statement according to how well it describes you. Base your ratings on how you really are, not how you would like to be.

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Big Five Personality Test FAQ

Q. What is the Big Five personality test based on?

A. The Big Five personality model is based on decades of academic research. As growing evidence showed that people's personality differences naturally sort into five broad dimensions, the scientific community reached a consensus, agreeing that human personality is most accurately described in terms of these Big Five factors.

Today, the Big Five model of personality is widely considered to be the most scientifically robust way to describe personality differences and is the basis of most modern personality research.

Q. What are the Big Five personality traits?

A. The Big Five personality test measures the five major personality traits that psychologists have determined are core to our individual makeup. The Five Factors of personality are:

  • Openness - How open a person is to new ideas and experiences
  • Conscientiousness - How goal-directed, persistent, and organized a person is
  • Extraversion - How much a person is energized by the outside world
  • Agreeableness - How much a person puts others' interests and needs ahead of their own
  • Neuroticism - How sensitive a person is to stress and negative emotional triggers

The Big Five model of personality is widely considered to be the most scientifically robust way to describe personality differences. It is the basis of most modern personality research.

Q. How long is the Big Five test?

A. The test consists of 60 questions and takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Q. What will my Big Five test results look like?

A. You will first see a brief, free report showing the basic findings of your personality test. Then, you have the option of unlocking your full report for a small fee. To see what you can expect from your full report, check out this sample Big Five report.

Q. How can I access my Big Five personality test results?

A. After you take a test, you will have the option to create an account by entering your email address. If you create an account, you can view your test results at any time by returning to Truity.com and logging into your account. We do not email your results to you.

Q. Do I need to complete this personality test all at once?

A. If you’ve created an account, you can click on ‘Save’ at the bottom of the screen, and your responses will be saved. If you do not log in to a Truity account before starting the test, you won't have the option to stop and save your responses and will need to complete the test all at once.

Q. Is this personality test really free?

A. You do not need to purchase or register to take this test and view an overview of your results. If you would like, you can purchase a more comprehensive full report for a small fee.

Q. Is this Big Five personality test accurate?

A. This test has been researched extensively to ensure it is valid and reliable. It is based on psychological research into the core of personality and Truity’s psychometric research. Your scores show you how you compare to the other people in a large, international sample for each of the Big Five personality traits.

Q. Can I have my employees, team or group take the Big Five test?

A. Absolutely. Our Truity @ Work platform is designed to make it easy to give the Big Five personality test to your team or group. See discounted group pricing and learn how to quickly and easily set up testing for your group on the Testing for Business page.

Q. What is the difference between Big Five, Five Factor, and the OCEAN model of personality?

A. Big Five, Five Factor, and OCEAN are all ways of describing the same theory of personality. Multiple psychological studies have arrived at the conclusion that the differences between people's personalities can be organized into five broad categories, called the Big Five or Five Factors. These are sometimes referred to as the five broad dimensions of personality.

Q. Are you going to sell my data?

A. . We do not sell your email or other data to any third parties, and we have a zero-spam policy. We carefully comply with applicable privacy laws in handling your personal information. You can read more in our privacy policy.

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