Self reflection paper-personality test

Essay by dingosUniversity, Bachelor'sB+, January 2007

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After doing the personality tests in tutorial 2, I would like to reflect something about my own personality. Also, I have some opinion about the trait theory and the behavioral perspectives of personality theories.

To start with, I would like to summarize my own personality based on the NEO-FFI personality test. According to Weiten (1995) and the results that I have obtained above, I am rather calm, relaxed and have less negative emotionality. Besides, I am a little bit conventional and not too talkative (Weiten, 1995). The results also indicate that I am not curious and creativity (Weiten, 1995). In addition, I am not too helpful and cooperative. Finally, I am dependable and productive (Weiten, 1995). Among the five aspects, I got the highest scores in conscientiousness and the lowest in neuroticism. Compared with the general college students, I have lower scores in Neuroticism, Openness to Experience, and a higher score in Conscientiousness. While for Extraversion and Agreeableness, my results are very close to the general college students'.

First, for Neuroticism, I score 19 and is lower than the norm by 3.49, which is a medium amount. For the Extraversion, I score 28 and the norm is 29.22, which means that I am slightly lower than the norm. For the Openness to Experience, I score 22 and is lower than the norm by 5.62, which is a quite large amount. For Agreeableness, I score 29 and it is very close to the norm (28.76). Lastly, for Conscientiousness, I score 35, a higher-than-norm score, while the norm is 30.21. Applying the statistics knowledge, I found that the two factors that I score near to the mean (E and A) have the lowest standard deviation (5.97 and 5.24 respectively). If the standard deviation is smaller, it means that one...