Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Is Trump Crazy?



No, he just has unique personality traits.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/the-mind-of-donald-trump/480771/

Here is a site where you can test your traits for free:

https://www.truity.com/view/tests/big-five-personality

Feel free to post your results in the comments.

My results:

You Are Moderately Open to Experience
Your score for openness was 65%. This is in the moderate range.
Openness describes a person’s tendency to think in abstract, complex ways. High scorers tend to be creative, adventurous, and intellectual. They enjoy playing with ideas and discovering novel experiences. Low scorers tend to be practical, conventional, and focused on the concrete. They tend to avoid the unknown and follow traditional ways.
Openness is strongly related to a person’s interest in art and culture. People who are high in openness tend to enjoy the arts and seek out unusual, complex forms of self-expression. People who are low in openness are often suspicious of the arts and prefer to focus on more practical pursuits.
Because your score is in the midrange, it is likely that you do not stand out as either a particularly imaginative, nor a particularly conservative person. You probably do not consider yourself to be particularly creative or unconventional. You probably also do not appear especially conservative or narrow in your interests.

You Are Low in Conscientiousness
Your score for conscientiousness was low, at 25%.
Conscientiousness describes a person’s ability to exercise self-discipline and control in order to pursue their goals. High scorers are organized and determined, and are able to forego immediate gratification for the sake of long-term achievement. Low scorers are impulsive and easily sidetracked.
People who are low in Conscientiousness are usually:

  • Impulsive
  • Disorganized
  • Spontaneous
  • Carefree
People who are low in Conscientiousness are more likely to develop addictions of all kinds, as they have trouble resisting the impulse to engage in pleasurable activities. They also have more disorganized homes and offices. On the other hand, they tend to be more flexible and spontaneous, and do well in unpredictable environments where they must respond to constantly changing circumstances.

You Are Low in Extraversion
Your score for Extraversion was low, at 40%.
Extraversion describes a person’s inclination to seek stimulation from the outside world, especially in the form of attention from other people. Extraverts engage actively with others in order to earn friendship, admiration, power, status, excitement, and romance. Introverts tend to conserve their energy, and do not work as hard to earn these social rewards.
People who are low in Extraversion tend to be:
  • Reserved
  • Independent
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
Extraversion seems to be related to the emotional payoff that a person gets from achieving a goal, especially a goal that involves other people. People who are high in Extraversion are thrilled by achievements like getting a promotion, landing a new mate, or receiving an award. People who are low in Extraversion do not experience the same “high” from these experiences, and so do not put in as much effort to pursue them.
People who are low in Extraversion tend to be fairly independent, and do not need a lot of admiration or recognition from others in order to feel satisfied. They tend not to be interested in money or status, and would rather lead a life that is personally pleasing than one that gains them the attention of others.

You Are High in Agreeableness
Your score for Agreeableness was high, at 75%.
Agreeableness describes a person’s tendency to put others’ needs ahead of their own, and to cooperate rather than compete with others. People who are high in Agreeableness experience a great deal of empathy and tend to get pleasure out of serving and taking care of others.
People who are high in Agreeableness tend to be:
  • Kind
  • Sensitive
  • Cooperative
  • Compassionate
Agreeableness is a good predictor of the quality of relationships: people high in the trait are more likely to keep friends and less likely to fall out with people. They are more likely to think of other people kindly and to be forgiving of faults or slights.

You Are High in Neuroticism
Your score for Neuroticism was high, at 68%.
Neuroticism describes a person’s tendency to experience negative emotions, including fear, sadness, anxiety, guilt, and shame. While everyone experiences these emotions from time to time, people high in Neuroticism seem especially prone to them.
High Neuroticism scorers seem to react more strongly to situations and events that have the potential to provoke negative emotions. For instance, they would be more likely to feel threatened by a stranger passing on the street, or to interpret a comment from a colleague as an insult. High Neuroticism people have emotional systems that are on high alert, looking for danger and peril at every turn.
People high in Neuroticism are also more likely to doubt themselves and their abilities. They often feel personally responsible for their own bad luck, and feel a sense of shame when things don’t turn out the way they’d like.

While Neuroticism is not generally thought of as an asset, there are positive points. People high in Neuroticism are unlikely to overlook the perils of life, and tend to be realistic about the problems and limitations in the world. There is also some evidence that Neuroticism can push people to higher levels of achievement, provided they are generally well-adjusted. It seems the fear of failure can provide an important source of motivation.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to read this.Thank you so much for sharing this post.

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