but you probably already worked that out. (~_^)
dennis posts about a new paper by rushton and irwing on a g-factor of personality. they describe people who score high on the first four of the big 5 personality characteristics (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness [bah-humbug!]) and low on the fifth (neuroticism) as having “good” or “normal” personalities. if you don’t, you’ve got a “difficult” or “abnormal” personality.
here’s me (test taken here) — openness = 65 percentile, conscientiousness = 35 percentile, extraversion = 3 percentile(!), agreeableness = 32, percentile, neuroticism = 90 percentile(!) [click for larger view]:
yeah. i’m more neurotic than woody allen! not very agreeable (man, do i hate working with other people!), and quite a wallflower. not very conscientious, either, for that matter. but i AM pretty open to new experiences! *whew*
i can’t help but think that most contrarian thinkers (like hbd-ers) can’t be very agreeable types (thinking of greg cochran here (~_^) ). you can’t go around agreeing with the herd (i know that’s not exactly what agreeableness means, but it is related) if you’re an hbd-er! at the same time, an hbd-er needs to be open to new|other ideas.
dunno about the rest of the personality quirks.
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