In A Nutshell

A 100-question self-assessment process that is based on a personality scale known as the Big Five Aspects. The test results extend the Big Five descriptions, breaking down each of the five traits into two higher-resolution aspects. The test is designed to give you the most accurate and straightforward description of who you are and, if needs be, to be able to organise your life accordingly.

How Much Does It Cost?


Who’s Behind The Test?

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson et al.

How Long Does It Take?

15 minutes

What Type Of Test Is It?

Big Five

What Makes It Unique?

The 100 question phrases that you will respond to are part of many open-source research projects, and can be found, along with similar question sets, elsewhere on the web. It is, however, the highly detailed, extensive results (unparalleled among available personality tests) as well as the large and representative comparison group that, in the author’s opinion, make the process uniquely accurate and comprehensive.

What Do You Do?

You will be presented with a series of phrases, such as “carry out my plans,” “respect authority,” and “like to solve complex problems,” and asked to indicate your agreement or disagreement with those phrases as they apply to you, typically and personally.

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An example of the online report

How Credible Is It?

The sample size is in excess of 10,000 people of diverse age, race and sex. Dr Jordan Peterson and his team have produced the most comprehensive and accurate personality report that is currently available. This model has become quite popular in the area of psychology and the science paper which first announced it has gone on to accrue over 750 citations, which is a lot for a scientific paper, and especially one which has only been around for 10 years. This has resulted in the paper becoming something of a classic.

What About The Results?

An online report accessed through the web interface tells you how you rank, according to your self-report compared to others, in percentile terms. You will receive information about your position along each of the Big Five dimensions of Extraversion (associated with positive emotion), Neuroticism (negative emotion), Agreeableness (the primary dimension of care for others), Conscientiousness (associated with duty, precision and responsibility) and Openness (interest in ideas and aesthetics), including customized descriptive paragraphs for your specific percentile positions. That five-dimensional description will be further expanded upon and developed for each of the ten aspects of the Big Five:


Enthusiasm – spontaneous joy and engagement
Assertiveness – social dominance, often verbal in nature


Withdrawal – the tendency to avoid in the face of uncertainty
Volatility – the tendency to become irritable and upset when things go wrong


Compassion – the tendency to empathically experience the emotion of others
Politeness – the proclivity to abide by interpersonal norms


Industriousness – the ability to engage in sustained, goal-directed effort
Orderliness – the tendency to schedule, organize and systematize

Openness to Experience

Openness – creativity and aesthetic sensitivity
Intellect – interest in abstract concepts and ideas

Watch Dr Jordan B. Peterson talk about the process

How Are My Results Treated?

Date of birth, gender and responses collected. They do not share either your contact information or your assessment responses/results with any third parties. Data can be removed on request.

What Do We Think?

Quick, comprehensive and easy to both take and interpret. It’s hard to find another test which balances both scientific rigor and a simple, straightforward set of results which anyone can use to both understand themselves and others. Don’t expect a checklist of actions to ‘fix’ or ‘change’ your results, that’s not the point. The clue is in the name, Understand Myself.