There was and remains significant interest in past posts regarding personality testing and librarians so I think the following is interesting from the Signal Patterns website (Note: the image above is not from my personal survey results):
“…On what research is this based:
Personality psychology has gone through a revolution over the past two decades, shifting from the use of simple types into much more specific and detailed trait theory. The leading industry personality model, The Big Five has been shown to be consistent and robust across different languages, countries and cultures, providing a core depiction of human personality. This model is now used by psychologists, human resources experts, counselors and behavioral researchers. In the Big Five model, the emotional, cognitive and behavioral attributes of a person are described by their level of exhibiting the five following traits (or factors): Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability and Openness/Intellect. Signal Patterns’ algorithm uses this model and extends it to 45 specific ‘facets’ of human personality, each facet being a mixture of two of the big five traits.
What’s special about Personality Patterns?
The Personality Patterns application is based on a novel algorithm that scores unique personality traits rather than rough ‘buckets’ of personality types. To describe each person, the algorithm uses 45 different personality traits, each scored on a separate scale, resulting in extremely unique depictions of one’s personality…”
You can take the Signal Patterns survey here. The visual representation of the results is nicer than the image above and also interactive.
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