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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.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | 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).

Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.

Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

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.

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