Openness To Experience Scale
For some people, it is in their DNA to be curious, push boundaries, and explore the unknown. Are you one of these people? Find out below.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | November 5, 2023
The Big Five Personality Test is a widely used psychological tool that measures an individual's personality based on five key dimensions: openness to experiences, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism, collectively known as the OCEAN model. Among these dimensions, openness to experience stands out as a captivating and complex trait that delves into one's receptivity to novel ideas, creativity, and aesthetic appreciation. This dimension assesses the willingness of individuals to explore new concepts, engage in imaginative thinking, and embrace unconventional experiences.
People high in openness tend to be curious, open-minded, and adventurous, while those with lower scores may lean towards tradition, routine, and a preference for the familiar.
To gauge your own level of openness, you can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: For each of the statements below, indicate how much you agree with the following statement on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
References: McCrae, R. R., & John, O. P. (1992). An introduction to the five‐factor model and its applications. Journal of personality, 60(2), 175-215.