Results Personality Test

The test you have just taken measures the following five personality traits:

  1. Extraversion
  2. Friendliness
  3. Emotional stability
  4. Orderliness
  5. Openness

Together, your scores on these traits present a good view of you as a person. Below, you can read how you score on each of these traits.


EXTRAVERSION

The bar shows how extravert you are according to the test. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on extraversion.

Introvert
you
Extravert

 

  • The more to the right your score is, the more extravert you are. That means that you enjoy being among people, you like to talk, you're usually cheerful and spontaneous and you need adventure.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more introvert you are. That means that you like to think, have no problem being alone and you stay out of the limelight in company.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • Extraverts enjoy work where they interact with people and that challenges them. The work should not be boring. Examples of sectors in which extraverts fit well are marketing, sales and entertainment. Think of professions such as account manager, fundraiser, actor and recruiter.
  • Introverts enjoy work where they can be very independent, do their own thing and investigate. Examples of sectors that speak to introverts are literature, science and technology. Think of professions such as author, technical writer, software developer and desktop publisher.

Tips!

  • Do you have a high score on extraversion? Talking is important for good contact with people, and therefore also for collaboration. However, don't talk all your time away.
  • Do you have a high score on intraversion? Do not unnecessarily avoid contact with people at work. Even though you are very independent, you sometimes need others (or others need you!).

FRIENDLINESS

The bar shows how friendly you are according to the test. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on friendliness.

Competitive
you
Friendliness

 

  • The more to the right your score is, the more friendly and compliant you are. That means that you like to help others, take others' feelings into account and deem harmony in your relationships with others to be important.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more competitive and less friendly you are. Perhaps unintentionally so, you think more about your self-interest and don't always take others into account. You can also be direct, impatient or stubborn.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • Friendly people enjoy work where they can mean something for others. Examples of sectors that appeal to friendly people are healthcare and education. Think of professions such as nurse, teacher, social worker, general practitioner and mediator.
  • People with a lower score on friendliness enjoy work where they can realise their own goals and ambitions. They are good at taking unpopular measures and work under competitive circumstances. Examples of sectors in which these people function well are management, boards, law enforcement and sales. Think of professions such as branch manager, sales manager, lawyer and producer.

Tips!

  • Do you have a high score on friendliness? Be careful that you don't forget yourself and only focus on helping others. Don't be afraid to say 'no'. After all, you can only do something for another when you first take care of yourself.
  • Do you have a low score on friendliness? Realise that other people can be very helpful if you treat them well. If you do something for others, they will do something for you when you need them.

EMOTIONAL STABILITY

The bar shows how emotionally stable you are according to the test. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on emotional stability.

Worried easily
you
Emotionally stable

 

  • The more to the right your score is, the more emotionally stable you are. This means that you are usually calm, strong and can take a punch. You don't succumb to stress easily.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more worried and alert you are. You are sensitive in nature, experience emotional ups and downs and suffer from insecurity and stress.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • Emotionally stable people can do many different kinds of work. A high score on emotional stability is particularly useful in sectors and professions that come with risks and stress and great responsibility. Examples of these sectors are defense, boards, aviation and healthcare. Think of professions such as police officer, surgeon, security guard, fire fighter, CEO, politician and pilot.
  • People who score lower on emotional stability enjoy work they can do at their own pace, that doesn't put too much pressure on them and where it is important to be alert and attentive.  Examples of sectors where you must be sensitive and alert are sectors such as service provision, maintenance and administration. Think of professions such as translator, librarian, customer service advisor and landscape gardener.

Tips!

  • Do you have a high score on emotional stability? Don't be too annoyed by people who stress easily. Not everyone is as strong as you are!
  • Do you have a low score on emotional stability? Fortunately, you can learn to better cope with stress, for instance by mindfulness training or stress management training.

ORDERLINESS

The bar shows how orderly you are according to the test. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on orderliness.

Spontaneous
you
Orderly

 

  • The more to the right your score is, the more organised and focused you are. This means that you keep your agreements, work in a systematic way and love order and structure. You work hard, get things done and you've got an eye for detail.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more spontaneous and less focused you are. You live day by day and are flexible in how you approach your work. You can make a mess and be chaotic.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • Orderly people can do many different kinds of work. A high score on orderliness is particularly helpful in sectors and professions where accuracy is important and mistakes have unfortunate consequences. Examples are the engineering, research, food and administrative sector. Think of professions such as cook, market researcher, consultant, plumber, electrician and engineering manager.
  • People who score lower on orderliness like variation in their work and can improvise well. This can be helpful in a sector such as arts or in positions where flexibility is very important. Think of professions such as photographer, taxi driver, waiter or waitress, shop assistant or interpreter.

Tips!

  • Do you have a high score on orderliness? Be mindful that you're not too much of a prefectionist, as this will only be stressful. Usually, 'good' is really good enough and perfect is not necessary.
  • Do you have a low score on orderliness? Just look at what proper planning can do for you. There are lots of courses that may help you to gain some structure, such as a time management and result-oriented working training. You will notice that you will forget less and make fewer mistakes with a little more order and structure.

 

OPENNESS

The bar shows how open you are to new experiences, according to this test. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on openness to experience.

More traditional
you
Openness

 

  • The more to the right your score is, the more open you are to new experiences. This means that you are curious and open-minded, willing to try new ideas and have a lot of imagination and ideas.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more traditional and less open to new experiences and experiments you are. You prefer to do thing as you have always done them, you don't like change and are a sober person.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • People who are open to new experiences like to do work in which they experience new things, can be more philosophical or inventive. Their creativity means that they can work in a lot of sectors and functions. Think of entrepreneurs who have a new idea or start a new company, and of professions such as journalist or architect. Other examples of professions that benefit from a high score of this trait are illustrator, interior designer and artist.
  • People who score lower on openness to experience like predictability in their work and are more traditional. That is helpful in sectors where it's important that you work according to the existing rules and procedures. Such as the aviation sector, administrative sector and supervision and legislation. Think of professions such as financial controller, process operator, paralegal, solicitor, air traffic controller and business controller.

Tips!

  • Do you have a high score on openness to experience? Make your ideas concrete: who, what, how and when should something happen? Otherwise, you get stuck in daydreams and fantasies.
  • Do you have a low score on openness to experience? Don't be afraid to change. Realise that you can get used to everything.

TOTAL SCORE

Below, you can see how you've scored on all five personality traits.

 

  • Always remember that a high or low score is not good or bad. For some situations or positions, a high score is desirable, while for others a low score is more suitable. Always look for a (work) environment that does most justice to your personality. That allows you to be yourself as much as possible and do activities that suit you best. That is more pleasant for everyone.
  • Are you (currently) working in a job that doesn't match your personality completely? That's not a problem. It could help to take a course or training. Not to change who you are, but to better learn to handle those aspects of your job that are difficult to you.
  • Sometimes another job is the best solution. Take our free career aptitude test and find the job that really suits you!