This is an interactive personality test measuring the big five personality traits.

Introduction
The big five personality traits are the best accepted and most commonly used model of personality in academic psychology. The big five come from the statistical study of responses to personality items. Using a technique called factor analysis researchers can look at the responses of people to hundreds of personality items and ask the question "what is the best was to summarize an individual?". This has been done with many samples from all over the world and the general result is that, while there seem to be unlimited personality variables, five stand out from the pack in terms of explaining a lot of a persons answers to questions about their personality: extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience.

Many different measures of the big five have been developed; this one uses the public domain scales from the International Personality Item Pool.

Procedure
This test consists of fifty statements in the first person (e.g. "I like myself"). Each statement is to be rated on how much you agree that that statement on the scale of (1) disagree, (2) slightly disagree, (3) neutral, (4) slightly agree, and (5) agree. It should take most people four to eight minutes to complete.

Participation
Your use of this assessment should be for educational or self-interest purposes only. Psychological advice can only be given by a certified practitioner. At the end of the assessment you will be asked if your responses can be anonymously kept and used for research or otherwise distributed, which you are free to decline.





Source:
  • "Possible Questionnaire Format for Administering the 50-Item Set of IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers". International Personality Item Pool.
              <http://ipip.ori.org/New_IPIP-50-item-scale.htm>