This paper will look at the test results for the Big 5 Personality Inventory, working to convey the results of the test and determining how the scores obtained reflect the readiness of the individual to become a leader and reflecting on how this personality shapes behavior toward work, school, and teamwork.
Keywords: Big 5 Personality Inventory, reflection
My Personality Type
The Big 5 Personality Inventory is designed to work to provide information on an individual based on the OCEAN personality model (Manning, p. 340). The results indicated by the test were as follows: I prefer a traditional and familiar experience, being more conventional and down to earth. I am somewhat unorganized, and extremely outgoing, energetic, and social. In terms of agreeableness, I rated right down the middle, neither being too agreeable nor expressing irritation too easily. Finally, in regards to neuroticism, I am generally relaxed, rating on the low end for that particular scale.
After completing the personality test, it was possible for me to see that I still have a bit of a way to go toward being a leader. I am still too disorganized to effectively lead, but I have gotten higher on the scale then the last time I completed the test, back in high school. My generally relaxed nature works well in terms of a leadership quality as it means that I will not put undue pressure on those on my team, only that which is needed, keeping in line with the measure of agreeableness received.
These personality results are reflected in my work in that I complete all my work, but I do not stress about deadlines. The same goes for schoolwork; I know what needs to be done and I find the easiest way to complete that task, making sure that as long as it is completed by the deadline it is fine. Teamwork is typically a breeze, as I am laid back and easy going and am more than willing to be agreeable with just about anything determined by the group. Though I am not quite yet at the place I need to be in order to truly identify as being a leader, I am able to see continual growth in this regard, working to ensure that I will be able to embody all the best leadership attributes in time.
- Manning, George. The Art of Leadership, 4th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 04/2011.