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 extraverted you are. The more to the right your score is, the higher you score on extraversion.

Introvert
you
Extrovert

 

  • 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 that you tend to stay out of the limelight.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • Extraverts enjoy work that challenges them and allows them to interact with people. 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, it’s important not to get carried away.
  • Do you have a high score on introversion? 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 that you deem harmony in your relationships with others to be important.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more competitive 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 make a difference to 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 well in highly competitive environments. Examples of sectors in which these people function well are management, 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 focus solely on helping others at your own expense. 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 lots of risks, stress and entail great responsibility. Examples of these sectors are the military, management positions, aviation and healthcare. Think of professions such as police officer, surgeon, security guard, fire fighter, general manager, politician and pilot.
  • People who score lower on emotional stability enjoy work they can do at their own pace, work that doesn't put too much pressure on them, where it is still important to be alert and attentive, but where sensitivity is more valuable than stability under pressure. 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 get stressed out easily. Not everyone is as emotionally sturdy as you!
  • Do you have a low score on emotional stability? Fortunately, you can learn to better cope with stress, for instance via 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 promises, work systematically and that you 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 be quite messy and 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 where mistakes have unfortunate consequences. Examples are the engineering, research, food and administrative sectors. 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 perfectionist, as this will only lead to unnecessary stress. Usually, 'good' really is good enough and perfection is overkill.
  • 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 become more orderly, such as a time management and result-oriented working training. You will notice yourself become less forgetful and less prone to mistakes with a little more order and structure in your life.

 

OPENNESS

The bar shows how open you are to new experiences. 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 that you have lots ideas and an active imagination.
  • The more to the left your score is, the more traditionally minded and less open to new experiences you are. You prefer the familiar, the following of routines. You are a sober person that doesn’t like change.

What suits you in your work and profession?

  • People who are open to new experiences like to do work that enables them to experience new things, be more philosophical or more 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 journalism or architecture. Other examples of professions that benefit from a high score of this trait are illustrator, interior designer, actor and artist.
  • People who score lower on openness like predictability in their work and are more traditional. This is helpful in sectors where it's important that you work according to the existing rules and procedures. For example, the aviation sector, administrative sector, supervision, and working on 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? Make your ideas concrete: who, what, how and when should something happen? Otherwise, you might get stuck in your daydreams and fantasies.
  • Do you have a low score on openness? Don't be afraid to change. Realise that you can get used to new things if you give yourself time to warm up to them.

TOTAL SCORE

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

 

  • Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a good or bad score. For some situations or positions, a high score is desirable, while a low score is more suitable for others. Always look for a (work) environment that capitalises on the unique strengths of your personality. This will allow you to be as true to yourself as possible and will enable you to engage in the kinds of activities that suit you best. Playing to your strengths will result in a win/win situation for everyone involved.
  • Are you (currently) working a job that doesn't completely match your personality? This doesn’t have to be a problem. It could help to take a course or training though. Not to change who you are, but to better learn to handle those aspects of your job that are difficult for you.
  • Sometimes another job is the best solution. Take our free career aptitude test and find out what kind of job suits you the best!