(Note: "Blendo" is the nickname I gave.)

IPIP-NEO Narrative Report

This report compares Blendo from the country USA to other men between 21 and
40 years of age. (The name used in this report is either a nickname chosen
by the person taking the test, or, if a valid nickname was not chosen, a
random nickname generated by the program.)

This report estimates the individual's level on each of the five broad
personality domains of the Five-Factor Model. The description of each one of
the five broad domains is followed by a more detailed description of
personality according to the six subdomains that comprise each domain.

A note on terminology. Personality traits describe, relative to other
people, the frequency or intensity of a person's feelings, thoughts, or
behaviors. Possession of a trait is therefore a matter of degree. We might
describe two individuals as extraverts, but still see one as more
extraverted than the other. This report uses expressions such as "extravert"
or "high in extraversion" to describe someone who is likely to be seen by
others as relatively extraverted. The computer program that generates this
report classifies you as low, average, or high in a trait according to
whether your score is approximately in the lowest 30%, middle 40%, or
highest 30% of scores obtained by people of your sex and roughly your age.
Your numerical scores are reported and graphed as percentile estimates. For
example, a score of "60" means that your level on that trait is estimated to
be higher than 60% of persons of your sex and age.

Please keep in mind that "low," "average," and "high" scores on a
personality test are neither absolutely good nor bad. A particular level on
any trait will probably be neutral or irrelevant for a great many activites,
be helpful for accomplishing some things, and detrimental for accomplishing
other things. As with any personality inventory, scores and descriptions can
only approximate an individual's actual personality. High and low score
descriptions are usually accurate, but average scores close to the low or
high boundaries might misclassify you as only average. On each set of six
subdomain scales it is somewhat uncommon but certainly possible to score
high in some of the subdomains and low in the others. In such cases more
attention should be paid to the subdomain scores than to the broad domain
score. Questions about the accuracy of your results are best resolved by
showing your report to people who know you well.

John A. Johnson wrote descriptions of the five domains and thirty
subdomains. These descriptions are based on an extensive reading of the
scientific literature on personality measurement. Although Dr. Johnson would
like to be acknowledged as the author of these materials if they are
reproduced, he has placed them in the public domain.


Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world.
Extraverts enjoy being with people, are full of energy, and often experience
positive emotions. They tend to be enthusiastic, action-oriented,
individuals who are likely to say "Yes!" or "Let's go!" to opportunities for
excitement. In groups they like to talk, assert themselves, and draw
attention to themselves.

Introverts lack the exuberance, energy, and activity levels of extraverts.
They tend to be quiet, low-key, deliberate, and disengaged from the social
world. Their lack of social involvement should not be interpreted as shyness
or depression; the introvert simply needs less stimulation than an extravert
and prefers to be alone. The independence and reserve of the introvert is
sometimes mistaken as unfriendliness or arrogance. In reality, an introvert
who scores high on the agreeableness dimension will not seek others out but
will be quite pleasant when approached.

Domain/Facet........... Score 0--------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80--------90--------99

EXTRAVERSION...............43 *******************************************

..Friendliness.............74 **************************************************************************

..Gregariousness...........55 *******************************************************

..Assertiveness............54 ******************************************************

..Activity Level...........38 **************************************

..Excitement-Seeking....... 4 ****

..Cheerfulness.............46 **********************************************

Your score on Extraversion is average, indicating you are neither a subdued
loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time

Extraversion Facets

   * Friendliness. Friendly people genuinely like other people and openly
     demonstrate positive feelings toward others. They make friends quickly
     and it is easy for them to form close, intimate relationships. Low
     scorers on Friendliness are not necessarily cold and hostile, but they
     do not reach out to others and are perceived as distant and reserved.
     Your level of friendliness is high.
   * Gregariousness. Gregarious people find the company of others pleasantly
     stimulating and rewarding. They enjoy the excitement of crowds. Low
     scorers tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively avoid,
     large crowds. They do not necessarily dislike being with people
     sometimes, but their need for privacy and time to themselves is much
     greater than for individuals who score high on this scale. Your level
     of gregariousness is average.
   * Assertiveness. High scorers Assertiveness like to speak out, take
     charge, and direct the activities of others. They tend to be leaders in
     groups. Low scorers tend not to talk much and let others control the
     activities of groups. Your level of assertiveness is average.
   * Activity Level. Active individuals lead fast-paced, busy lives. They
     move about quickly, energetically, and vigorously, and they are
     involved in many activities. People who score low on this scale follow
     a slower and more leisurely, relaxed pace. Your activity level is
   * Excitement-Seeking. High scorers on this scale are easily bored without
     high levels of stimulation. They love bright lights and hustle and
     bustle. They are likely to take risks and seek thrills. Low scorers are
     overwhelmed by noise and commotion and are adverse to thrill-seeking.
     Your level of excitement-seeking is low.
   * Cheerfulness. This scale measures positive mood and feelings, not
     negative emotions (which are a part of the Neuroticism domain). Persons
     who score high on this scale typically experience a range of positive
     feelings, including happiness, enthusiasm, optimism, and joy. Low
     scorers are not as prone to such energetic, high spirits. Your level of
     positive emotions is average.


Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation
and social harmony. Agreeable individuals value getting along with others.
They are therefore 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.

Disagreeable individuals place self-interest above getting along with
others. They are generally unconcerned with others' well-being, and
therefore are unlikely to extend themselves for other people. Sometimes
their skepticism about others' motives causes them to be suspicious,
unfriendly, and uncooperative.

Agreeableness is obviously advantageous for attaining and maintaining
popularity. Agreeable people are better liked than disagreeable people. On
the other hand, agreeableness is not useful in situations that require tough
or absolute objective decisions. Disagreeable people can make excellent
scientists, critics, or soldiers.

Domain/Facet........... Score 0--------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80--------90--------99

AGREEABLENESS..............35 ***********************************

..Trust....................51 ***************************************************

..Morality.................29 *****************************

..Altruism.................45 *********************************************

..Cooperation..............54 ******************************************************

..Modesty..................35 ***********************************

..Sympathy.................31 *******************************

Your level of Agreeableness is average, indicating some concern with others'
Needs, but, generally, unwillingness to sacrifice yourself for others.

Agreeableness Facets

   * Trust. A person with high trust assumes that most people are fair,
     honest, and have good intentions. Persons low in trust see others as
     selfish, devious, and potentially dangerous. Your level of trust is
   * Morality. High scorers on this scale see no need for pretense or
     manipulation when dealing with others and are therefore candid, frank,
     and sincere. Low scorers believe that a certain amount of deception in
     social relationships is necessary. People find it relatively easy to
     relate to the straightforward high-scorers on this scale. They
     generally find it more difficult to relate to the unstraightforward
     low-scorers on this scale. It should be made clear that low scorers are
     not unprincipled or immoral; they are simply more guarded and less
     willing to openly reveal the whole truth. Your level of morality is
   * Altruism. Altruistic people find helping other people genuinely
     rewarding. Consequently, they are generally willing to assist those who
     are in need. Altruistic people find that doing things for others is a
     form of self-fulfillment rather than self-sacrifice. Low scorers on
     this scale do not particularly like helping those in need. Requests for
     help feel like an imposition rather than an opportunity for
     self-fulfillment. Your level of altruism is average.
   * Cooperation. Individuals who score high on this scale dislike
     confrontations. They are perfectly willing to compromise or to deny
     their own needs in order to get along with others. Those who score low
     on this scale are more likely to intimidate others to get their way.
     Your level of compliance is average.
   * Modesty. High scorers on this scale do not like to claim that they are
     better than other people. In some cases this attitude may derive from
     low self-confidence or self-esteem. Nonetheless, some people with high
     self-esteem find immodesty unseemly. Those who are willing to describe
     themselves as superior tend to be seen as disagreeably arrogant by
     other people. Your level of modesty is average.
   * Sympathy. People who score high on this scale are tenderhearted and
     compassionate. They feel the pain of others vicariously and are easily
     moved to pity. Low scorers are not affected strongly by human
     suffering. They pride themselves on making objective judgments based on
     reason. They are more concerned with truth and impartial justice than
     with mercy. Your level of tender-mindedness is low.


Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct
our impulses. Impulses are not inherently bad; occasionally time constraints
require a snap decision, and acting on our first impulse can be an effective
response. Also, in times of play rather than work, acting spontaneously and
impulsively can be fun. Impulsive individuals can be seen by others as
colorful, fun-to-be-with, and zany.

Nonetheless, acting on impulse can lead to trouble in a number of ways. Some
impulses are antisocial. Uncontrolled antisocial acts not only harm other
members of society, but also can result in retribution toward the
perpetrator of such impulsive acts. Another problem with impulsive acts is
that they often produce immediate rewards but undesirable, long-term
consequences. Examples include excessive socializing that leads to being
fired from one's job, hurling an insult that causes the breakup of an
important relationship, or using pleasure-inducing drugs that eventually
destroy one's health.

Impulsive behavior, even when not seriously destructive, diminishes a
person's effectiveness in significant ways. Acting impulsively disallows
contemplating alternative courses of action, some of which would have been
wiser than the impulsive choice. Impulsivity also sidetracks people during
projects that require organized sequences of steps or stages.
Accomplishments of an impulsive person are therefore small, scattered, and

A hallmark of intelligence, what potentially separates human beings from
earlier life forms, is the ability to think about future consequences before
acting on an impulse. Intelligent activity involves contemplation of
long-range goals, organizing and planning routes to these goals, and
persisting toward one's goals in the face of short-lived impulses to the
contrary. The idea that intelligence involves impulse control is nicely
captured by the term prudence, an alternative label for the
Conscientiousness domain. Prudent means both wise and cautious. Persons who
score high on the Conscientiousness scale are, in fact, perceived by others
as intelligent.

The benefits of high conscientiousness are obvious. Conscientious
individuals avoid trouble and achieve high levels of success through
purposeful planning and persistence. They are also positively regarded by
others as intelligent and reliable. On the negative side, they can be
compulsive perfectionists and workaholics. Furthermore, extremely
conscientious individuals might be regarded as stuffy and boring.
Unconscientious people may be criticized for their unreliability, lack of
ambition, and failure to stay within the lines, but they will experience
many short-lived pleasures and they will never be called stuffy.

Domain/Facet........... Score 0--------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80--------90--------99

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........31 *******************************

..Self-Efficacy............52 ****************************************************

..Orderliness..............18 ******************

..Dutifulness..............41 *****************************************

..Achievement-Striving.....35 ***********************************

..Self-Discipline..........36 ************************************

..Cautiousness.............47 ***********************************************

Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the
moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and

Conscientiousness Facets

   * Self-Efficacy. Self-Efficacy describes confidence in one's ability to
     accomplish things. High scorers believe they have the intelligence
     (common sense), drive, and self-control necessary for achieving
     success. Low scorers do not feel effective, and may have a sense that
     they are not in control of their lives. Your level of self-efficacy is
   * Orderliness. Persons with high scores on orderliness are
     well-organized. They like to live according to routines and schedules.
     They keep lists and make plans. Low scorers tend to be disorganized and
     scattered. Your level of orderliness is low.
   * Dutifulness. This scale reflects the strength of a person's sense of
     duty and obligation. Those who score high on this scale have a strong
     sense of moral obligation. Low scorers find contracts, rules, and
     regulations overly confining. They are likely to be seen as unreliable
     or even irresponsible. Your level of dutifulness is average.
   * Achievement-Striving. Individuals who score high on this scale strive
     hard to achieve excellence. Their drive to be recognized as successful
     keeps them on track toward their lofty goals. They often have a strong
     sense of direction in life, but extremely high scores may be too
     single-minded and obsessed with their work. Low scorers are content to
     get by with a minimal amount of work, and might be seen by others as
     lazy. Your level of achievement striving is average.
   * Self-Discipline. Self-discipline-what many people call
     will-power-refers to the ability to persist at difficult or unpleasant
     tasks until they are completed. People who possess high self-discipline
     are able to overcome reluctance to begin tasks and stay on track
     despite distractions. Those with low self-discipline procrastinate and
     show poor follow-through, often failing to complete tasks-even tasks
     they want very much to complete. Your level of self-discipline is
   * Cautiousness. Cautiousness describes the disposition to think through
     possibilities before acting. High scorers on the Cautiousness scale
     take their time when making decisions. Low scorers often say or do
     first thing that comes to mind without deliberating alternatives and
     the probable consequences of those alternatives. Your level of
     cautiousness is average.


Freud originally used the term neurosis to describe a condition marked by
mental distress, emotional suffering, and an inability to cope effectively
with the normal demands of life. He suggested that everyone shows some signs
of neurosis, but that we differ in our degree of suffering and our specific
symptoms of distress. Today neuroticism refers to the tendency to experience
negative feelings. Those who score high on Neuroticism may experience
primarily one specific negative feeling such as anxiety, anger, or
depression, but are likely to experience several of these emotions. People
high in neuroticism are emotionally reactive. They respond emotionally to
events that would not affect most people, and their reactions tend to be
more intense than normal. They are more likely to interpret ordinary
situations as threatening, and minor frustrations as hopelessly difficult.
Their negative emotional reactions tend to persist for unusually long
periods of time, which means they are often in a bad mood. These problems in
emotional regulation can diminish a neurotic's ability to think clearly,
make decisions, and cope effectively with stress.

At the other end of the scale, individuals who score low in neuroticism are
less easily upset and are less emotionally reactive. They tend to be calm,
emotionally stable, and free from persistent negative feelings. Freedom from
negative feelings does not mean that low scorers experience a lot of
positive feelings; frequency of positive emotions is a component of the
Extraversion domain.

Domain/Facet........... Score 0--------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80--------90--------99

NEUROTICISM................29 *****************************

..Anxiety..................36 ************************************

..Anger....................52 ****************************************************

..Depression...............38 **************************************

..Self-Consciousness....... 8 ********

..Immoderation.............19 *******************

..Vulnerability............58 **********************************************************

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally
calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even
to situations that most people would describe as stressful.

Neuroticism Facets

   * Anxiety. The "fight-or-flight" system of the brain of anxious
     individuals is too easily and too often engaged. Therefore, people who
     are high in anxiety often feel like something dangerous is about to
     happen. They may be afraid of specific situations or be just generally
     fearful. They feel tense, jittery, and nervous. Persons low in Anxiety
     are generally calm and fearless. Your level of anxiety is average.
   * Anger. Persons who score high in Anger feel enraged when things do not
     go their way. They are sensitive about being treated fairly and feel
     resentful and bitter when they feel they are being cheated. This scale
     measures the tendency to feel angry; whether or not the person
     expresses annoyance and hostility depends on the individual's level on
     Agreeableness. Low scorers do not get angry often or easily. Your level
     of anger is average.
   * Depression. This scale measures the tendency to feel sad, dejected, and
     discouraged. High scorers lack energy and have difficult initiating
     activities. Low scorers tend to be free from these depressive feelings.
     Your level of depression is average.
   * Self-Consciousness. Self-conscious individuals are sensitive about what
     others think of them. Their concern about rejection and ridicule cause
     them to feel shy and uncomfortable abound others. They are easily
     embarrassed and often feel ashamed. Their fears that others will
     criticize or make fun of them are exaggerated and unrealistic, but
     their awkwardness and discomfort may make these fears a self-fulfilling
     prophecy. Low scorers, in contrast, do not suffer from the mistaken
     impression that everyone is watching and judging them. They do not feel
     nervous in social situations. Your level or self-consciousness is low.
   * Immoderation. Immoderate individuals feel strong cravings and urges
     that they have have difficulty resisting. They tend to be oriented
     toward short-term pleasures and rewards rather than long- term
     consequences. Low scorers do not experience strong, irresistible
     cravings and consequently do not find themselves tempted to
     overindulge. Your level of immoderation is low.
   * Vulnerability. High scorers on Vulnerability experience panic,
     confusion, and helplessness when under pressure or stress. Low scorers
     feel more poised, confident, and clear-thinking when stressed. Your
     level of vulnerability is average.

Openness to Experience

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of cognitive style that
distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional
people. Open people are intellectually curious, appreciative of art, and
sensitive to beauty. They tend to be, compared to closed people, more aware
of their feelings. They tend to think and act in individualistic and
nonconforming ways. Intellectuals typically score high on Openness to
Experience; consequently, this factor has also been called Culture or
Intellect. Nonetheless, Intellect is probably best regarded as one aspect of
openness to experience. Scores on Openness to Experience are only modestly
related to years of education and scores on standard intelligent tests.

Another characteristic of the open cognitive style is a facility for
thinking in symbols and abstractions far removed from concrete experience.
Depending on the individual's specific intellectual abilities, this symbolic
cognition may take the form of mathematical, logical, or geometric thinking,
artistic and metaphorical use of language, music composition or performance,
or one of the many visual or performing arts. People with low scores on
openness to experience tend to have narrow, common interests. They prefer
the plain, straightforward, and obvious over the complex, ambiguous, and
subtle. They may regard the arts and sciences with suspicion, regarding
these endeavors as abstruse or of no practical use. Closed people prefer
familiarity over novelty; they are conservative and resistant to change.

Openness is often presented as healthier or more mature by psychologists,
who are often themselves open to experience. However, open and closed styles
of thinking are useful in different environments. The intellectual style of
the open person may serve a professor well, but research has shown that
closed thinking is related to superior job performance in police work,
sales, and a number of service occupations.

Domain/Facet........... Score 0--------10--------20--------30--------40--------50--------60--------70--------80--------90--------99

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....70 **********************************************************************

..Imagination..............72 ************************************************************************

..Artistic Interests.......40 ****************************************

..Emotionality.............54 ******************************************************

..Adventurousness..........28 ****************************

..Intellect................79 *******************************************************************************

..Liberalism...............93 *********************************************************************************************

Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty,
variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

Openness Facets

   * Imagination. To imaginative individuals, the real world is often too
     plain and ordinary. High scorers on this scale use fantasy as a way of
     creating a richer, more interesting world. Low scorers are on this
     scale are more oriented to facts than fantasy. Your level of
     imagination is high.
   * Artistic Interests. High scorers on this scale love beauty, both in art
     and in nature. They become easily involved and absorbed in artistic and
     natural events. They are not necessarily artistically trained nor
     talented, although many will be. The defining features of this scale
     are interest in, and appreciation of natural and artificial beauty. Low
     scorers lack aesthetic sensitivity and interest in the arts. Your level
     of artistic interests is average.
   * Emotionality. Persons high on Emotionality have good access to and
     awareness of their own feelings. Low scorers are less aware of their
     feelings and tend not to express their emotions openly. Your level of
     emotionality is average.
   * Adventurousness. High scorers on adventurousness are eager to try new
     activities, travel to foreign lands, and experience different things.
     They find familiarity and routine boring, and will take a new route
     home just because it is different. Low scorers tend to feel
     uncomfortable with change and prefer familiar routines. Your level of
     adventurousness is low.
   * Intellect. Intellect and artistic interests are the two most important,
     central aspects of openness to experience. High scorers on Intellect
     love to play with ideas. They are open-minded to new and unusual ideas,
     and like to debate intellectual issues. They enjoy riddles, puzzles,
     and brain teasers. Low scorers on Intellect prefer dealing with either
     people or things rather than ideas. They regard intellectual exercises
     as a waste of time. Intellect should not be equated with intelligence.
     Intellect is an intellectual style, not an intellectual ability,
     although high scorers on Intellect score slightly higher than
     low-Intellect individuals on standardized intelligence tests. Your
     level of intellect is high.
   * Liberalism. Psychological liberalism refers to a readiness to challenge
     authority, convention, and traditional values. In its most extreme
     form, psychological liberalism can even represent outright hostility
     toward rules, sympathy for law-breakers, and love of ambiguity, chaos,
     and disorder. Psychological conservatives prefer the security and
     stability brought by conformity to tradition. Psychological liberalism
     and conservatism are not identical to political affiliation, but
     certainly incline individuals toward certain political parties. Your
     level of liberalism is high.

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