Big Five Personality Test

The Big Five Personality Test

This report compares Daniyel B. Bingham from the country USA to other men between 21 and 40 years of age.

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.

The Big Five Personality Test

As apart of a course I’m currently taking a Leadership course at Berkeley College, New York City campus. The objective of our professors having us take the Big Five Personality test assessment was to allow us a standardized format to discover leadership traits about ourselves that we may have neglected, while also showing areas of concern we should address to influence and impact those we lead in corporate environments.

Table of Contents

  1. Learning Summary

  2. Strengths

  3. Weaknesses

1. Learning Summary

I need to develop my ability to create an open space that is seemingly less cold,  confrontational, or not wanting to be disturbed. One of the sticking points within this assignment has been understanding what there is to gain from self-sacrifice. The three glaring score results that showed weaknesses were trust (1), emotionality (1), and altruism (13). While the results that reflected my strengths were assertiveness (94), self-efficacy (97), and conscientiousness (98). There is a correlation between the characteristics that made up my strengths and weaknesses. The traits I would need to develop are all centered around learning that I can trust others while making it more acceptable to express themselves authentically.

I can see how the people that I lead feel like they have to meet me at my level, as opposed to feeling like I was someone they could connect with or readily approach. Furthermore, my strengths reference the same deficiency my weaknesses indicate in relating to others, as they are self-interest based. One surprising lesson from this assignment was realizing how many things my parents have instilled in me. Many people rave about my discipline and how the Marine Corps produces the most disciplined men. They do not know that my parents gave the Marine Corps a teenager they had already disciplined.

There were many years I resented the way that my parents chose to raise me, yet as I was going through my test results, my parents’ influence was overwhelmingly evident. Every moment of my life displays the impact my entire family has had on it. However, the Big Five Personality test results did indicate that people do not relate to me as quickly as I would like them to and provided starting points for me to address them. I do not foresee a lack of emotionality inhibiting my growth as a leader much longer.

What I specifically learned from taking the big five personality test is that I need to connect with people emotionally. I need to develop my ability to create an open space that is seemingly less cold,  confrontational, or not wanting to be disturbed. One of the sticking points within this assignment has been understanding what there is to gain from self-sacrifice.

The three glaring score results that showed weaknesses were trust (1), emotionality (1), and altruism (13). While the results that reflected my strengths were assertiveness (94), self-efficacy (97), and conscientiousness (98). There is a correlation between the characteristics that made up my strengths and weaknesses. The traits I would need to develop are all centered around learning that I can trust others while making it more acceptable to express themselves authentically. I can see how the people that I lead feel like they have to meet me at my level, as opposed to feeling like I was someone they could connect with or readily approach.

Furthermore, my strengths reference the same deficiency my weaknesses indicate in relating to others, as they are self-interest based. One surprising lesson from this assignment was realizing how many things my parents have instilled in me. Many people rave about my discipline and how the Marine Corps produces the most disciplined men. They do not know that my parents gave the Marine Corps a teenager they had already disciplined. There were many years I resented the way that my parents chose to raise me, yet as I was going through my test results, my parents’ influence was overwhelmingly evident. Every moment of my life displays the impact my entire family has had on it. However, the Big Five Personality test results did indicate that people do not relate to me as quickly as I would like them to and provided starting points for me to address them. I do not foresee a lack of emotionality inhibiting my growth as a leader much longer.

My big five personality test results

2. Recognized Strengths from the Big Five Personality Test

I have witnessed enough leaders to know that most people can be taught the skills, knowledge, and abilities that would make them an effective leader. It is also my conviction that I was born to lead others. The Big Five personality test results confirmed many of the ideas I have known and concluded about myself as a leader. I am observant and often choose to situate myself in a “cat, bird seat,” where I can analyze and assess inherent obstacles or roadblocks, then intuitively provide solutions to those problems.

My higher big five personality test results

To me, conscientiousness means to have perspective and self-regulation in the way that a person executes tasks and influences others. Being able to focus in on a goal and organize the steps needed to achieve the desired result, considering the given (human) resources. I grew up in a conservative, middle-class, Jamaican household where my parents were entrepreneurial and professional. My father influenced all of his children by being a stoic provider of masculinity, discipline, and work ethic. In the Bingham household, children were meant to “be seen and not heard.” A skill that has led to me developing emotional and cultural intelligence when motivating others. However, the “be seen and not heard” philosophy also influenced me towards an introverted nature. My parents were the type of parents to create a traditional environment where they would lay out intellectual breadcrumbs for me to logically reason the decisions I was making.

My father, Oliver Bingham, would exemplify an easy example of these mentally stimulating situations. He is an electrician and craftsman by trade. I can recall going to work with him when I was seven. As he was working, I started out being his assistant. He’d say, “pass me a flat head screwdriver,” then, “pass me the pliers,” and I’d have to know what each tool was to pass it. However, then he said, “you need to watch what I’m doing and know what tool I’m going to need next, and then hand it to me before I ask for it.” At that moment he nurtured my intuitiveness and ability to impact the external environment using my imagination, rational logic, and reasoning. A skill set that served me in the Marine Corps where I often was able to lead others, knowing what was coming four steps ahead, and the ideal way of approaching the situation to achieve an objective.

My parents brought out parts of my character, in the most formative of years, and empowered me on how to utilize them in ways that would inspire others.  Today I’m a visionary, helping small business owners and entrepreneurs build companies using data and foresight, which has resulted in my personality test reflecting a high conscientiousness score.

big five personality test

3. Recognized Weaknesses from the Big Five Personality Test

The Big Five personality test also identified weaknesses I can leverage to grow as a leader. Admittedly, I have struggled with my ability to connect with my subordinates emotionally. Much due to being primarily a thinker, I understood from a young age how emotions often cloud a person’s ability to make rational decisions. I have learned to address this by learning to recognize the expressions, gestures, and subtle body language of people who are more sensing and feelings based on their style of communication or behavior.

The big five personality test confirmed that I have a low level of emotionality, where I am cold,  detached, or uncaring of anything more than accomplishing a mission. An insensitive habit formed while leading Marines in combat scenarios, where being upset, crying, yelling, angry, happy, teary-eyed, or emotionally overwhelmed heightens the risk of death or a failed mission. Both in business and personal life, I have been able to remain objective. I have been able to suspend my feelings to turn a profit or accomplish a mission. It is my conviction I can demand of my followers everything that I have done myself. Moreover, they know this because I lead by example, as I leave them my example. One of the tools I frequently use as an entrepreneur is to determine whether I am working with a thinker or a feeler. Am I working with someone who potentially will be more inclined to making decisions based on the inner pulses and feelings they have within or are they the type of person who thinks before they act?

This idea has led to me often leading with asking what someone is thinking, or what someone is feeling. Having a minimum amount of emotionality means I can not only improve in being more emotionally connected, but also in the agreeableness category, where I scored on low levels of altruism. Altruism has been a challenge for me as a leader because from a young age my mother raised me to advocate for myself while being ambitious about my goals and desires. As long as no one was stopping me from pursuing my goals in life, I should not inhibit others from seeking their own. She instilled in me that it was my responsibility to work hard and let my actions speak for the character within me.

Having an objective outlook on life has allowed me to see things for what they are, as opposed to how I feel they should be.

My big five personality test

4. Conclusion and Afterthoughts

Can I lead with logic and reason above the sentiments and feelings of those that follow me? Yes, because I am an INTJ who is self-aware of my inner feelings, while observant of others and their mental and emotional state. Ignoring emotionality and the impact developing it can have on those that I lead is not my mission. My mission is to put my team and followers in ideal positions that empower them to utilize their strengths to achieve success.

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