|Very interesting results from taking this. I scored:|
Extraversion 50 (that's me all over, an "ambivert," as my MBTI shows)
Agreeableness 79 (this is more in the Feeling direction than my MBTI shows)
Conscientiousness 79 (this is more in the Judging direction than my MBTI shows)
Emotional Stability 18 (this is about what my MBTI shows)
Openness 98 (this is about what my MBTI shows)
Some comments on the Big 5 (NEO-PI) profile in re MBTI:
Correlation studies have shown a fairly close relationship between these five scales of the Big 5 and the four main scales plus "Comfort-Discomfort" scale of the MBTI. (In fact, the "Comfort-Discomfort" scale was only added to the MBTI recently, after years of that data being suppressed because of its tendency to be misused by therapists and counselors. The
In particular, there is a very strong correlation between the Extraversion scales of the two indicators. Having a low Big 5 score on this scale suggests that you are strongly introverted -- and there is nothing wrong with that. My score is right on the midpoint, which is how it came out when I took the expanded form of the MBTI about 10 years ago. I am what some would call an "ambivert." But the truth of it is that there are five subscales, some of which show me as strongly extraverted, and some as strongly introverted. Extraversion/introversion is not a simple personality attribute, but a complex of several narrower aspects of personality, such as expressiveness, enthusiasm, sociality, etc., and there are quiet extraverts and expressive introverts, etc. Being both a bookworm/intellectual/hermit and a performing musician is probably why my score appears to be so "wishy-washy." :-)
Agreeableness correlates moderately well with the Feeling end of the MBTI's Thinking/Feeling scale. In other words, to have a low Agreeableness score would suggest that you register as a strong Thinking type on the MBTI. My own Big 5 result suggests that I am more Agreeable than most Thinking types, which is probably true. (And if you don't agree, you can go f*** yourself. :-)
Conscientiousness similarly correlates moderately well with the Judging end of the MBTI's Judging/Perceiving (order vs. flow, closure vs. open-ended, etc.) scale. In other words, to have a high Conscientiousness score would suggest that you register as a strong Judging type on the MBTI. (It appears that a good number of Objectivists are INTJ types, for instance, so they ought to show as having low Agreeableness and high Conscientiousness on the Big 5.) Again, my Big 5 results suggests that I am more Conscientious than most Perceiving types (which jibes with my very week Perceiving score on the MBTI).
Emotional Stability is the Big 5 equivalent of MBTI's Comfort scale. Since I have a malevolent sense of life and deficient self esteem, being pessimistic and unconfident and all that, I consistently show up on the low end of this scale on both the Big 5 and the MBTI. However, since I tend to be introverted, I usually don't act out this part of my personality with tantrums and blowups, but instead engage in cowardly, hit-and-run, sniper tactics or passive-aggressive behavior or some such. :-) Seriously, this aspect of my personality does hold me back from being as accomplished and happy in life as I would like to be. Let's just say I'm working on it. And having the love of a good woman really helps.
Openness correlates moderately well with the Intuitive end of the MBTI's Sensing/Intuiting scale. I'm not surprised to see a lot of Objectivists score high on the Openness scale, for it suggests that they would register as a strong Intuitive type on the MBTI. And by Intuitive is meant not "mystical," but oriented toward possibilities, abstract thinking, etc. But it is not accurate to think of Sensing preference as being "concrete-bound," any more than it is to think of Intuiting preference as being "disconnected from reality." These are just preferences in how to deal with ideas, not all-or-nothing pigeon holes. (Except for certain people on SOLO, but I'm not going to name names. :-)
The Big 5 (NEO-PI) and the Expanded form of the MBTI are both really helpful, nuanced tools for understanding your personality. There is a convergence between these two schools of thought that has been taking shape for 10-15 years now, and I heartily recommend either indicator, in its full, expanded form (not the simplified forms that are available in books like David Keirsey's or on some websites).
Best to all,
Roger Bissell (weak)INT(weak)P--emotional loose cannon :-)