Well. There is a surprise. I took it. The quiz.
And got ambition.
But I’m NOT classically “I want to run the world” ambitious. I guess I’m the “I’ll go after what I want” ambitious.
According to the quiz page from this morning, there are five basic character traits.
And somehow out of these traits and a handy-dandy quiz, they come up with what your dominant trait is.
Five traits, eh? They conveniently spell out OCEAN.
I like oceans. I took the quiz.
Not sure here, but I find it coincidental that all of my friends … and me … twice … got Ambitious as the answer. Just sayin’.
In case you want to take the quiz I’ve included the intro info here … and a link.
In case you want to take it too.
There have many theories put forward in Psychology about character and one such one is the Big Five:
A summary of the factors of the Big Five and their constituent traits, such that they form the acronym OCEAN:
Openness to experience: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious). Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety a person has. It is also described as the extent to which a person is imaginative or independent, and depicts a personal preference for a variety of activities over a strict routine. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret the openness factor, which is sometimes called “intellect” rather than openness to experience.
Conscientiousness: (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless). A tendency to be organized and dependable, show self-discipline, act dutifully, aim for achievement, and prefer planned rather than spontaneous behavior.
Extraversion: (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved). Energy, positive emotions, surgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.
Agreeableness: (friendly/compassionate vs. analytical/detached). A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others. It is also a measure of one’s trusting and helpful nature, and whether a person is generally well tempered or not.
Neuroticism: (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident). The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and vulnerability. Neuroticism also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control and is sometimes referred to by its low pole, “emotional stability”.