In this area you will find our compilation of articles on personality types and how we are affected by the traits of our personality...
Are You Authoritarian?
People can be divided into two distinct classes - the weak and the strong. Some people are born with the urge to jump from high places. No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough willpower. Most of our social problems would be solved if we could somehow get rid of the immoral, crooked and feeble-minded...
Conscientiousness and Personality
Conscientiousness is the personality trait of a person who shows an awareness of the impact that their own behavior has on those around them. Conscientious people are generally more goal-oriented in their motives, ambitious in their academic efforts and at work, and feel more comfortable when they are well-prepared and organized. The trait is one of the...
Extraversion and Introversion
Do you thrive when you are the center of attention in a large group? Are you the first person to introduce yourself at a party? Or, do you turn shy at parties and situations in which you might have to speak to strangers? If you flourish in social situations, you may have an extraverted personality. For decades, psychologists have used this personality...
Predicting Your Status Updates
Your favorite subjects for Facebook status updates reveal more about your personality than may intend, according to psychologists. From posting a photo of yourself with your partner, to sharing your daily gym exercise routine, status topics have been found to be linked to key personality traits. A recent study has found that Facebook users with different...
Openness to Experience
Openness to experience is one of the ‘Big Five’ factors and is used to study and measure individual differences in personality. A person with a high level of openness to experience will often enjoy venturing beyond his or her comfort zone. They seek out new, unconventional and unfamiliar experiences, travelling to new destinations, embracing...
Five Factors Test
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How Agreeable Are You?
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In the conservative 1950s, The Authoritarian Personality was soundly debunked as poor science. Among the charges leveled against the book and its authors were that they had not taken into consideration racial, social and economic differences, which would have skewed the test results, and that the questions themselves were unfairly weighted to only allow...
Personality Type Test
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud theorised that our personality development is based on childhood events and labelled personality types such as analy retentive and oral . Find out your personality type by answering these questions (please note that results require membership, available here): When meeting your partner's parents for the first...
Are You An Extrovert? Test
How extrovert are you? Find out with this online test.
Five Factor Test
The key five traits of human personality, similar to the "Big Five" that Goldberg researched in 1993, are: Openness to Experience Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Neuroticism ...
Are You Neurotic? Test
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Openness to Experience Test
Are you a daredevil or a hermit? Find out with this online test.
What makes us left handed? Evolution from war, brain hemispheres or something else.
Famous Left Handers
Information on famous left handed people.
Personality Types (Friedman & Rosenman)
The personality types proposed by cardiologists Friedman & Rosenman distinguish between groups people based on the way in which they cope with stress: Type A Type A people are highly motivated, driven to achieve high, sometimes unrealistic, goals, and often overwork...
Language Reveals Your Politics
Can the way you construct sentences reveal your political philosophy? According to researchers, the way in which people use grammar in speech and in writing may be linked to their political persuasion. Psychologists observed that people of a conservative persuasion tend to take comfort in stability, and proposed that linguistically, nouns fulfill this...
Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer?
Discover your approach to decision-making with the maximizer vs satisficer quiz.
Influenced by Stories?
Do you ever find yourself engrossed by tales of fantasy? Or do you find that science-fiction storylines are a little too far fetched to be believable? Whether you are easily engaged by narratives in films, TV shows and novels depends on your personality traits. If have difficulty believing some storylines, your 'Big Five' personality traits may...