DanPsych

DanPsych

Take some free online personality tests to find out more about your personality.

Find out more about some personality theories and research (coming soon).

About this website.

Personality tests

Some of the personality tests are currently under maintenance. They will be available again shortly


Big Five Personality Tests

Currently, the dominant model of personality research suggests that five main personality traits explain most individual differences; extraversion, neuroticism (or emotional stability), agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. These five factors are called the big five, a term used to describe their broadness, not their greatness.

The big five were identified based on the lexical hypothesis, which suggested that as we are social creatures, the most important ways in which people were different would have had words invented for them. If someone is a cruel versus a kind person, it’s important for you to be able to describe them to your friend so your friend knows what to expect. Large numbers of personality-type words were then gathered from the dictionary, and underwent a statistical technique called factor analysis in order to find out which words clumped together-for instance, friendly, kind, and nice, are all similar words. The result was the big five.

Complete the Big Five Aspects test. This test measures the Big Five, along with two facets for each broad domain. The facets are inbetween the broad domain scores and the facets of the two tests above. It will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.


Neuropsychological Personality Tests

Reinforcement sensitivity theory is a neuropsychological model of personality. Under this model, personality is largely determined by three interacting systems; the Behavioural Inhibition System, the Behavioural Activation System, and the Fight, Flight, Freeze System. These systems all have a biological basis.

The Behavioural Activation System is responsible for approaching situations which may have a positive outcome. The Fight, Flight, Freeze System is responsible for avoiding negative situations or stimuli. As the name suggests, evolutionarily this system is responsible for dealing with threats, but in the modern environment is also concerned with all potential negative situations or cues. Finally, the Behavioural Inhibition System is responsible for dealing with conflicts between the Behavioural Activation System and the Fight, Flight, Freeze System.

In this model of personality individuals have different sensitivities to neuropsychological systems, which causes differences in personality, particularly with regard to aspects such as impulsivity, anxiety, sadness, positivity, and happiness.

Complete the Jackson 5 Revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory test. This test measures the Behavioural Activation System, the Behavioural Inhibition System, and the Fight, Flight, Freeze System. It will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.


About DanPsych

The personality tests on this website have all been scientifically validated, and the results are provided free of charge, and without liability.

Your responses to the personality tests will be recorded, along with some basic demographic information, such as age, gender, education level, and nationality. All personality assessments are to be used for educational purposes only.

DanPsych has been built and is maintained by Dan Cummings. Dan Cummings has a PhD in organisational psychology. His research interests: include personality, cognitions, emotions, and how they relate to important individual outcomes.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to email me at psychology.dc@gmail.com.