Psych Central
Personality Test

Based upon the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)

Personality Everybody is curious about their personality, so psychology to the rescue!

Based on our research, we believe that five-factor model personality tests are more accurate and reliable than other personality tests such as the Myers Briggs (MBTI) and the Jung personality tests. That's because the five factor model recognizes that people aren't two-dimensional, but rather made up of complex and sometimes contradictory personality factors.

The Psych Central Personality Test is based on an open-source set of personality testing items derived from the scientific research into personality. At the end of the test, you will be presented with a detailed narrative describing the primary factors motivating your personality.

The five factors measured by this test are: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability (also called "neuroticism"), and intellect/imagination (also called "openness"). Please remember that these are only personality traits or preferences -- they do not predetermine every action you prefer in every situation. They don't dictate how you will or won't interact with others, just the ways you prefer to interact with others in most situations.

Each factor represents a category of behavior and personality traits, of which a person will score somewhere along a range between either extreme. For instance, introversion is at one end of the extraversion category, with extraversion being at the other end. But a person is rarely 100 percent introverted in 100 percent of social situations, so most people will find they score somewhere along the range between the two extremes. If you score closer to the introverted end, that simply means your personality is one that prefers things like solitude, thinking before speaking, and disliking small talk or having to start conversations.

This test consists of just 50 questions and takes about 7 minutes for most people to complete. Answer as many questions as you can to get the most accurate score possible. Your answers are held in strictest confidence and are not shared with anyone. At the end of the test, you will receive a free, comprehensive personality report on these five personality traits and where your answers put you in relationship to each trait. This is a scientifically-validated test based upon research done by Goldberg et al. (2006) and has been adopted for online use here by Psych Central.


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Goldberg, L. R., Johnson, J. A., Eber, H. W., Hogan, R., Ashton, M. C., Cloninger, C. R., & Gough, H. C. (2006). The International Personality Item Pool and the future of public-domain personality measures. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 84-96.