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Openness (I/N)

High Scorers: Inquisitive
Low Scorers: Non-Curious


O1: Imagination
High Scorers: Vivid imagination. Flights of fantasy. Often reflecting or lost in thought.
Low Scorers: Do not daydream or become lost in thought. Do not have a strong imagination.

O2: Artistic Interests
High Scorers: Believe art is important. Enjoy music. Notice beauty, especially in nature.
Low Scorers: Do not enjoy: Art, poetry, museums, concerts, dance performances.

O3: Emotionality
High Scorers: Experience intense emotions and also feel the emotions of others. Passionate about causes. Try to understand themselves.
Low Scorers: Unemotional and unaware of their emotions. Struggle to understand emotional people.

O4: Adventurousness
High Scorers: Prefer variety to routine. Diverse interests. Like to visit new places and try new things.
Low Scorers: Conventional. Creatures of habit. Dislike change and stick to what they know.

O5: Intellect
High scorers: Enjoy thinking, solving complex problems and reading challenging material. Can handle a lot of information. Have a rich vocabulary.
Low Scorers: Uninterested in and can struggle with abstraction, philosophy and theory. Avoid difficult reading material.

O6: Liberalism
High scorers: Politically liberal (progressive). Believe in moral relativism. Prefer criminals to be rehabilitated rather than punished.
Low scorers: Tend to believe (if religious) that theirs is the only "true" faith. Politically conservative. Opposed to subsidies for the Arts. "Tough on crime". Patriotic.

NEO Domains

High Scorers: Believe art is important. Vivid imagination. Tend to vote liberal. Shift conversations to lofty topics. Interested in new ideas.
Low Scorers: Don't care for art, art museums or abstract ideas. Avoid philosophical discussion. Tend to vote conservative.


High Scorers: Perceive and enjoy the beauty of art, music, poetry and nature. Like to reflect and ruminate. Need a creative outlet.
Low Scorers: Tend not to enjoy or respond emotionally to poetry and art. Tend not to daydream or become lost in thought.

High Scorers: Quick thinkers. Adept with complexity and large amounts of information. Broad vocabulary.
Low Scorers: Slow learners. Struggle with abstraction, philosophy and challenging reading material.


Aesthetic Appreciation
High Scorers: Believe art is important. Become immersed in music. See beauty in things that others may not. Like being "close to the earth". Have read the great literary classics.
Low Scorers: Don't like art. Rarely notice the emotional aspects of paintings and pictures. Don't like poetry. Don't like concerts. Don't enjoy watching dance performances.

High Scorers: Interested in science. Like to explore. Enjoy intellectual games. Like to read challenging material. Find political discussions interesting. Have a rich vocabulary.
Low Scorers: Don't know much about history. Avoid difficult reading material. Not interested in political or social issues. Won't look deeply into a subject.

High Scorers: Vivid imagination. Original. Discuss lofty topics. Full of ideas. Inventive. Have good ideas.
Low Scorers: Don't have a good imagination. Have trouble imagining things. Have trouble guessing how others will react. Seldom experience sudden intuitive insights.

High Scorers: Eccentric. Their ideas can surprise people. Behave strangely. Rebel against authority. Swim against the current.
Low Scorers: Would hate to be considered odd or strange. Like being considered "normal". Avoid complex people.


Inquisitive: Rich vocabulary. Use difficult words. Make insightful remarks. Show mastery of language. Enjoy thinking about things. Try to understand themselves.
Reserved: Spend time in reflection. Spend time on their own. Live in their own world. Enjoy privacy. Don't mind eating alone. Do things at their own pace. Enjoy contemplation. Prefer being alone.
Social: Full of ideas. Have good ideas. Carry the conversation to a higher level. Have bold plans. Quick think up new ideas. Good at many things.
Limbic: Look for hidden meanings. Get lost in thought. Think deeply about things. Need to understand their motives. Analytical. Can think about something for hours. Enjoy self-examination.
Calm: Can handle complex problems. Quick to understand or "catch on" or "get the idea".. Like to read challenging material. Find things out on their own. Can handle a lot of information. 
Unorganised: Vivid imagination. Prefer variety to routine. Believe art is important. Enjoy wild flights of fantasy. Need a creative outlet.
Organised: Learn quickly. Brainy. Tend to excel. Fact-oriented. Rise to challenges. Seek explanations. 
Egocentric: Like to solve complex problems. Ask questions that no-one else does. Know the answers to many questions. Challenge others' point of view. Link facts together.
Accommodating: See beauty in things others may not notice. Take time to reflect on things. Make beautiful things. Enjoy the beauty of nature. Like to discuss books and movies with others. Like music. Love flowers.


Non-Curious: Not interested in abstract ideas. Won't look deeply into a subject. Poor vocabulary. Dislike learning. Skip difficult words when reading.
Reserved: Poor imagination. Can't think up new ideas.
Social: Can't stand being alone. Don't like to ponder things.
Limbic: Avoid difficult reading material and complex people. Don't try to understand things.
Calm: Rarely look for a deeper meaning. Never challenge things.
Unorganised: [No items].
Organised: Do not enjoy art/poetry/museums. Seldom daydream or get lost in thought.
Egocentric: Don't enjoy concerts or dance performances.
Accommodating: Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas. Avoid philosophical/theoretical discussions. Consider themselves to be average. Not interested in speculating about things.

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