SELF-RATINGS ON THE IPIP-NEO SCALES

Psych Testing

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Before you take the IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory,
describe as honestly as you can your own personality. Place
an X along the line (from Very Low | to Very High) where you
think you fall on a particular personality factor or facet.
Before you rate yourself on a scale, read the
descriptions each scale.  Also, remember
that you are comparing yourself to other people. Do you think
you are higher or lower than most people on each trait?

Rate yourself both in terms of how you think you actually
are (in comparison to others), as well as how you would like
to be (your "ideal self").

After you take the IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory, for each scale
place an X along the third line to reflect your IPIP-NEO score.

Keep this (and all other test and inventory results) until
you are asked to turn in all of your testing materials in class.

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First, before you take the IPIP-NEO, rate how close you think your
self-ratings will be compared to the IPIP-NEO results you will
get. That is, do you think that you have an accurate
self-knowledge?


My rating of the accuracy of my own self-knowledge of my
personality (place an X along the line).

Predicted Accuracy of Self Ratings

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



NEO BASIC FIVE FACTORS:

EMOTIONALLY DISTRESSED / UNSTABLE (Neuroticism):
 

High score = Worrying, nervous, emotional, insecure, inadequate, hypochondriacal.

Low score = Calm, relaxed, unemotional, hardy, secure, self-satisfied.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

EXTRAVERSION:

High score = Sociable, active, talkative, person-oriented, optimistic, fun-loving, affectionate.

Low score = Reserved, sober, unexuberant, aloof, task-oriented, retiring, quiet.



Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

OPENNESS:

High score = Curious, broad interests, creative, original, imaginative, untraditional.

Low score = Conventional, down-to-earth, narrow interests, unartistic, unanalytical.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

AGREEABLENESS:

High score = Soft-heated, good-natured, trusting, forgiving, helpful, gullible, straightforward.

Low score = Cynical, rude, suspicious, uncooperative, vengeful, ruthless, irritable, manipulative.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS:

High score = Organized, reliable, hard-working, self-disciplined, punctual, scrupulous, neat, ambitious, persevering.

Low score = Aimless, unreliable, lazy, careless, lax, negligent, weak-willed, hedonistic.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 



FACET SCALES OF THE IPIP-NEO:

 

Neuroticism Facets

Anxiety:

High score = Tense, fearful, worried, apprehensive.

Low score = Calm, relaxed, stable, fearless.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Angry / Hostile:

High score = Hot-tempered, angry, easily frustrated.

Low score = Amiable, even-tempered, slow to take offense.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Depressed:

High score = Hopeless, guilty, down-hearted, blue.

Low score = Seldom sad, hopeful, feels worthwhile.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Self-Conscious:

High score = Ashamed, feels inferior, easily embarrassed.

Low score = Poised, secure, feels adequate, comfortable.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Impulsive:

High score = Unable to resist cravings, yields to urges.

Low score = Resists temptation, self-controlled.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 


Easily Stressed:

High score = Easily rattled, panicked, unable to deal with stress.

Low score = Resilient, cool-headed, competent, hardy.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

Extroversion Facets:

Warm:

High score = Outgoing, talkative, affectionate.

Low score = Cold, distant from others, formal.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Gregarious:

High score = Convivial, has many friends, seeks social contact.

Low score = Avoids crowds, solitary, prefers being alone, self-contained.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Assertive:

High score = Dominant, forceful, confident, decisive.

Low score = Unassuming, retiring, avoids speaking up.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Active:

High score = Energetic, fast-paced, vigorous.

Low score = Unhurried, slow and deliberate.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Excitement Seeking:

High score = Flashy, seeks strong stimulation, takes risks.

Low score = Avoids overstimulation, cautious, staid, uninterested in thrills.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Positive Emotions:

High score = Cheerful, high spirited, joyful.

Low score = Unenthusiastic, placid, serious.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

Openness Facets:

 

Imaginative:

High score = Enjoys daydreaming, elaborates fantasies.

Low score = Prefers realistic thinking, practical, avoids daydreaming.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Aesthetic Appreciation:

High score = Moved by art and beauty

Low score = Insensitive to beauty, unappreciative of art.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Intense Feelings:

High score = Emotionally responsive, sensitive, empathic, values own feelings.

Low score = Narrow range of emotions, insensitive to surroundings.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Like novelty:

High score = Seeks novelty and variety, tries new activities.

Low score = Prefers the familiar, follows strict routines, set in ways.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Curiosity:

High score = Intellectually curious, theoretically oriented, analytical.

Low score = Pragmatic, factually oriented, does not enjoy intellectual challenges.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Not dogmatic / open to new ideas & experiences:


High score =  Broad-minded, tolerant, non-conforming, open-minded.

Low score = Dogmatic, conforming, narrow-minded, conservative.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Agreeableness Facets:


Trusting:


High score = forgiving, trusting, peaceable.

Low score = suspicious, wary, pessimistic, hard-hearted.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


 

Frank - Straightforward:
 

High score =  frank, straightforward, sincere, ingenuous

Low score = complicated, demanding, clever, flirtatious, charming, shrewd, manipulative.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Altruistic:


High score = warm, soft-hearted, gentle, generous, kind, tolerant.

Low score = selfish, reluctant to get involved in others' problems


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Compliant:


High score =  compliant, meek, mild, forgiving, deferring to others, inhibits aggression

Low score = stubborn, demanding, headstrong, impatient, intolerant, outspoken, hard-hearted.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Modest / Humble:

High score = humble, self-effacing (but not necessarily lacking in self-confidence)

Low score = show-off, clever, assertive, argumentative,  aggressive, idealistic.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Tender-Minded:


High score = friendly, warm, sympathetic, soft-hearted, gentle, kind.

Low score = unstable, realist, rational, hard-hearted


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

Conscientiousness Facets:

Competent:

High score = efficient, self-confident, thorough, resourceful, confident

Low score =  incompetent, confused, unprepared, inept


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Orderly:

High score = organized, thorough, efficient, precise, methodical.

Low score = absent-minded, careless.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Dutiful:

High score = thorough, dutiful, persistent, fulfill obligations

Low score = defensive, distractible, careless, lazy, absent-minded.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Achievement Striving:

High score = thorough, ambitious, industrious, enterprising, determined, confident, persistent.

Low score = lackadaisical, un-ambitious, lazy, not driven to succeed


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High



Self-Disciplined:

High score = organized, efficient, energetic, industrious, motivated

Low score = lazy, absent-minded, procrastinating, easily discouraged, eager to quit.


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

Deliberate / Cautious:

High score = thorough, deliberate, cautious, thinks before acting

Low score = hasty, impulsive, careless, impatient, moody, speaks before thinking, spontaneous


Your self-rating (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High
 

Your ideal self:

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High


Results from the IPIP-NEO (place an X along the line):

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Very Low | Low | Average | High | Very High

 

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After you have completed your self-ratings, go to the following web address
to take the IPIP-NEO Big Five Test.  After you have taken that  test,
fill in the results of your IPIP-NEO above.

Instructions for taking the IPIP-NEO test:

    http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/faculty/mmills_fp/Testing/taketsts.htm