Squirrel Experiment Psych 250 Essay

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A Study of the Relationship Between Self and Desired Mate Personality Testing Regarding the Big-Five Inventory (BFI) Factor of Personality Test Sky Sommerfeld Hunter College, The City University of New York Abstract There are numerous variations in the ways of which people display personality traits. Self-reported personality testing not only allots for analysis of how an individual views themselves, but also how they would like their idealized partners personality to appear. Using an assimilated form of the Big-five inventory of personality tests (BFI) assisted in the analysis of five commonly known personalities and their connection to self as well as mate reporting. These five personalities of agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness, extraversion, and finally neuroticism were all analyzed to see whether there was a correlation between self-reports and desired mate reports. This occurred through surveys constructed and taken by a general college population of which provided substantive information. After analyzing the research, the two part hypothesis of significant correlation between positive traits yet non-significance for neuroticism, as well an increased rating for mates rather than self in positive categories and a decreased rating for mates concerning neuroticism were proven to be correct. Keywords: personality test, mate, self-reports, big-five, relationships A Study of the Relationship Between Self and Desired Mate Personality Testing Regarding the Big-Five Inventory (BFI) Factor of Personality Test Personality testing is a unique additive to scientific testing as it allows for the capability of showing a self-rated perspective of personal character traits. Furthermore, an individual not only possesses the quality of depicting their own personality, but also reporting the traits they ideally desire in a mate via the same method (Figuerdo,

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