People-oriented, talkative. Prefers the company of people,
comfortable with many, uncomfortable with isolation. Socially
daring, not easily embarrassed or shamed.
Shy, quiet. Prefers solitude or the company of no more than a few
people. Easily embarrassed or shamed.
Cool, emotionally stable. Not quick to anger or
fear. Less likely to feel sadness or anxiety. May even seek
Nervous, emotional, moody. Easily scared, made angy,
or brought to tears. More likely to develop emotional problems
anxiety disorders, depression, and anger-control issues.
Orderly, organized. Uncomfortable with disorder.
On-time, responsible. Sometimes obsessive and self-critical (esp.
Short attention span, unconcerned with order,
spontaneous. Tends to lateness, often seen as
carefree and fun-loving (esp. with high extraversion).
Friendly, warm. Pleasant to others, avoids argument,
enjoys social calm. May be somewhat conformist or at least
Hard to get along with. Strong opinions, quite
independent, enjoys argument. Not concerned with keeping to
Open to new experiences. Enjoys cultural variety, the arts,
philosophy, and so on. Enjoys meeting people significantly
Prefers familiarity. Likes things to stay the same.
Uncomfortable with people that are different. Not interested in
philosophy or high culture.
Enjoys activity, movement. Can’t sit still for long. Always
looking for something to do. Often enjoys engaging in sports, for
example, or making things with their hands.
Inactive, slow. Prefers sedate activities. Prefers a walk
or even sitting to vigorous activity. Often perceived as being
Able to absorb new information easily. Understands even complex
issues easily. Solves problems easily.
Finds learning difficult. Must work hard to understand new
things. Gives up solving problems.
Able to differentiate imagination from reality. In touch with
reality. Free of hallucinations and delusions.
Has difficulty distinguishing imagination from reality. Prone to
hallucinations and delusions.
Has an intuitive grasp of social interaction. Able to detect
subtle social cues. Good at communicating feelings.
Does not appear to possess social instincts or learn subtle social
cues. Has difficulty with language and other forms of
communication. Highly literal.
Understands and even shares in the feelings of others. Capable of
identifying with others. Compassionate.
Does not identify with the feelings of others. Feels little guilt
or shame. May even enjoy causing others pain or humilitation.