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Step 1: Read the Discussion Background:

In order to provide effective treatment, psychologists must gain an understanding of their patients’ personalities, behaviors, cognitive abilities, and social environment. Psychologists learn about their clients through three main techniques: interviewing, observations, and psychological testing.

Curious about your own personality traits? Take this 10-question PERSONALITY QUIZ to better understand what personality tests look like, and to learn a little more about yourself!

Step 2: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below:

  1. Think about the details of your personality quiz results. Explain your perception of your results.
  2. Think about your own career path. Explain how your personality quiz results may be helpful to you as you pursue your future career.
  3. Pretend that you are a psychiatric technician.  How would you help your client/patient change his/her thinking in a way that could develop a weakness into a strength?

Results of your
Short Personality Quiz

Here is how you rated on each of the Big 5 Personality traits — extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experiences.

>Personality Trait   Opposite           Strength                   Similar   Strength

Extraversion: 4.00

Agreeableness: 7.00

Conscientiousness: 6.50

Emotional Stability: 7.00

Openness to Experiences: 7.00

Below you will find a brief interpretation of each personality trait and what your score relative to that trait may indicate about you. Because this is such a brief quiz, however, please keep in mind that the below discussion may not be entirely accurate or completely apply to you. These “Big 5” personality traits are broad traits, and a brief personality test such as this one cannot provide a detailed interpretation of your scores.


You appear to be not particularly extraverted, nor particularly introverted. You appear to have a balance between your energy and activity levels, and in the amount of social interaction you have with others.


You have scored high in agreeableness, suggesting you are more compassionate and cooperative toward others. People high in agreeableness tend to have greater concern for social harmony. Agreeable individuals value getting along with others. They are generally considerate, friendly, generous, helpful, and willing to compromise their interests with others. Agreeable people also have an optimistic view of human nature — they believe people are basically honest, decent, and trustworthy.


You have scored quite high in conscientiousness, suggesting you greatly value self-discipline, acting dutifully, and aiming for achievement. You likely have a strong preference for planned rather than spontaneous behavior. You seek to avoid trouble and achieve high levels of success through purposeful planning and persistence. You are also positively regarded by others as intelligent and reliable. Sometimes, however, others may see you as a compulsive perfectionist or a workaholic.

Emotional Stability

You have scored quite high in emotional stability, suggesting that you are rarely easily upset and are far less emotionally reactive to stressful or painful situations or people than most others. People who score high on this trait tend to be calm, emotionally stable, and free from persistent negative feelings. You can handle most stress and emotional situations appropriately on a day-to-day basis and would be considered to be “well adjusted” by most of your friends.

Openness to Experiences

You have scored quite high on your openness to experiences. This suggests a general appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and variety of experience. The trait distinguishes imaginative people from down-to-earth, conventional people. People who are open to experience are intellectually curious, appreciative of art, and sensitive to beauty. They tend to be more creative and more aware of their feelings, and are more likely to hold unconventional beliefs.