Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: Your current Big Five results

  1. #11
    Pull the strings! Architect's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    468
    Quote Originally Posted by kari View Post
    It's the most scientifically valid personality construct extant, and accounts for a dimension that MBTI misses (calm/limbic).
    The problem with it is it's empirically accurate and perfectly useless. Imagine we wanted to find out why the patterns in sand at the beach form the way they do. A bunch of scientists go out and catalog all the patterns and they find that they fall into five major categories, dubbed The Beach Five. But then another smart guy, who sees the same patterns, instead sits back and intuitively figures out a framework for the patterns which also tells us new things, such as why patterns tend to fall into groups, form together and so forth. This is called MBTI - Master Beach Technical Intuition.

    The Big Five is merely descriptive, it is as useful as a test telling you your hair and eye color. It doesn't tell us anything about why these patterns occur and how they interact. MBTI is a good theory because it gives us more information than we asked for, now we know about functions and can deduce new information from them, such as why people often make bad decisions in marriage and jobs.

  2. #12
    TJ TeresaJ's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    mosquito-infested hell
    Posts
    2,938
    Quote Originally Posted by Architect View Post
    The problem with it is it's empirically accurate and perfectly useless. Imagine we wanted to find out why the patterns in sand at the beach form the way they do. A bunch of scientists go out and catalog all the patterns and they find that they fall into five major categories, dubbed The Beach Five. But then another smart guy, who sees the same patterns, instead sits back and intuitively figures out a framework for the patterns which also tells us new things, such as why patterns tend to fall into groups, form together and so forth. This is called MBTI - Master Beach Technical Intuition.

    The Big Five is merely descriptive, it is as useful as a test telling you your hair and eye color. It doesn't tell us anything about why these patterns occur and how they interact. MBTI is a good theory because it gives us more information than we asked for, now we know about functions and can deduce new information from them, such as why people often make bad decisions in marriage and jobs.
    But is that due to the test itself or the meta-analysis that surrounds the test? Could there be a more intuitive filter through which to view the big five that would make it more insightful?

  3. #13
    Dr.Awkward Robcore's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,718
    Open-Mindedness
    High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.
    You enjoy having novel experiences and seeing things in new ways. (Your percentile: 97)

    Conscientiousness
    High scorers tend to be reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined, careful; Low scorers tend to be disorganized, undependable, negligent.
    You are neither organized or disorganized. (Your percentile: 55)

    Extraversion
    High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative; Low scorers tend to be introverted, reserved, inhibited, quiet.
    You tend to shy away from social situations. (Your percentile: 23)

    Agreeableness
    High scorers tend to be good natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous; Low scorers tend to be critical, rude, harsh, callous.
    You are good-natured, courteous, and supportive. (Your percentile: 85)

    Negative Emotionality
    High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying; Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.
    You probably remain calm, even in tense situations. (Your percentile: 18)
    ...the origin of emotional sickness lay in people’s belief that they were their personalities...
    "The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~Carl Jung

  4. #14
    Pull the strings! Architect's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    468
    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaJ View Post
    But is that due to the test itself or the meta-analysis that surrounds the test? Could there be a more intuitive filter through which to view the big five that would make it more insightful?
    Give it a shot. You're Open, Extraverted, and Agreeable, what mistakes are you likely to make in marriage?

    Useless, anything we say is a shot in the dark. MBTI says people oftentimes marry their inferior - somebody dominant in that function, because of it's attraction, but it's usually a mistake because it's so different (e.g. an INFJ marrying some Se dominant business man).

    With MBTI it can be a little difficult to determine your type* but it pays off enormously when you know. The Big Five is easy to figure out your score but useless after that.

    * The only reason MBTI is difficult is because nobody is willing to pay a MBTI practitioner to type them, and people are prone to all sorts of self analysis failures (as predicted in the theory). The Big Five was designed as a foolproof self administered test, the result of which is tells you nothing you don't already know.

  5. #15
    TJ TeresaJ's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    mosquito-infested hell
    Posts
    2,938
    I still think you should be able you should be able to say *something* interesting based on the big 5. A simple description isn't going to tell you anything, but relationships are where it could get interesting.

    Reserved-Reserved vs Reserved-Open...

    I dunno. I don't have anywhere to go with this, but it seems like someone *should* be able to paint an interesting picture using this palette.
    Too bad, Lady Une. You were far too lenient.
    As a soldier, yes. But as a civilian I lived an austere life.

  6. #16
    Dr.Awkward Robcore's Avatar
    Type
    INTP
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,718
    With Big 5, it seems like it is more apt to vary over time...because it doesn't really describe one's predispositions with each dimension (of course intra vs. extra is still there, but it seems to mean something different in B5 context compared to MBTI). So, depending on prevailing circumstances in one's life, they may go from Emotional stability to negative emotionality, or from disorderly to orderly...agreeable to contentious...social to loner...
    ...but with T vs. F, one is likely to have a strong predisposition to favour one over the other, even if both are fairly developed. Same for P vs J, and S vs I...
    With B5, it's one dimensional...from not conscientious to conscientious...so everybody has some degree of the one variable, and there's no contrasting trait to compare with.

    So in B5, everyone is just a different percentage of the same 1 type...not like the 16 types of MBTI.
    ...the origin of emotional sickness lay in people’s belief that they were their personalities...
    "The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~Carl Jung

  7. #17
    unbeknownst Lilith's Avatar
    Type
    INXj
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Underworld
    Posts
    897
    I think knowing where you lie in the scale between two opposite personality traits can be useful if you want to "improve" or be balanced at best. One positive thing about Big 5 is that it's simple to read even test takers can interpret their results right away. It can be useful in team member profiling without the pigeonholing MBTI is susceptible to.
    We cling to our past as if they define us. What we do defines us.

Similar Threads

  1. Music That Represents Your Current Mindset
    By Obfuscate in forum The Playground
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 09-27-2017, 05:39 PM
  2. We must forge the INTPsphere out of the current chaos!
    By stuck in forum News, Culture & History
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-22-2016, 09:30 PM
  3. Future consequences of the current US election?
    By ACow in forum News, Culture & History
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-18-2016, 06:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •