What does it analyze?

Openness to experiences

Openness to experience has been described as the depth and complexity of a person’s life and mental experiences (Srivastava). It refers to people’s willingness to try new things, their ability to “think outside the box” and to value diversity. Ability to creatively envision a future (Goldberg) instead of following the paths already set.

The facets of Openness to experiences are:

Adventurousness / Willingness to experiment

Artistic interests

Emotionality / Emotionally aware / Depth of emotions

Imagination

Intellect / Intellectual curiosity

Independence of judgement / Liberalism

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Professionals used to personality psychometrics are used to interpreting the traits and facets of the OCEAN model. If this is not your case, below you will find non-exhaustive information to understand the meaning of the scores, which you should interpret with the help of professionals.

Definitions and ranges

OPENNESS FACTOR
A person with little openness to experience probably prefers routine to variety, tends to be conventional in behavior and appearance, sticks to what he knows and is familiar with. He prefers the less abstract arts and entertainment and follows the established paths. They tend to distrust ideas that can cause profound changes. They are more comfortable following their habits meticulously and tend to more rigid thinking.Openness to experience has been described as the depth and complexity of a person’s life and mental experiences (Srivastava). It refers to the willingness of people to “think outside the box” and to value diversity. Ability to envision a future to try new things, to their ability to think creatively (Goldberg) instead of following the paths already marked.A person who is highly open to experience is probably someone who loves learning, enjoys the arts, engages in a creative career or hobby, and likes to meet new people (Lebowitz). Imaginative profiles, who appreciate culture and who manage to establish team relationships with others (Goldberg) Interested in new ideas and unconventional values, people with high openness define themselves as “unorthodox”, liberal, creative and tolerant and feel drowned out by routine.


FACETS OF THE OPENNESS FACTOR

Adventurousness / Willingness to experiment: Willingness to experience novel situations
Artistic interests: Appreciation of art and beauty
Emotionality / Emotionally aware / Depth of emotions: Receptiveness, importance and expression of own feelings and emotions
Imagination: Ability to mentally represent ideas, projects or novel creations.
Intellect / Intellectual curiosity: Opening and exploring new ideas, concepts and arguments
Independence of judgment / Liberalism / Authority challenging / Tolerance for diversity: Questioning established values to achieve change

RANGES

Prefer to deal with the world as it is, rarely considering abstract ideas. Orientation to concrete factsConcreteIntellect / Intellectual curiosityPhilosophical

Be open and intrigued by new ideas and love their exploration. Concept orientation

Enjoy familiar routines and prefer not to deviate from themConsistentAdventurousness / Willingness to experimentAudacious / Explorer /  Seeker /Be willing to explore and experience new things
Not thinking about or openly expressing emotionsDispassionateEmotionality / Emotionally aware / Depth of emotionsEmotionally awareBe aware of feelings and emotions and how to express them
Prefer to carry on tradition to maintain a sense of stabilityTraditionIndependence of judgment / Liberalism / Authority challenging Independence of judgment / ValuesPrefer to challenge traditional authority and values to help bring about change. Appreciation of diversity
Being less interested in artistic or creative activities than most peopleUnconcerned with artArtistic interests

Appreciative of art

Enjoy beauty and seek creative experiences
Prefer facts over fantasyDown-to-earthImaginationImaginativeHave a good imagination for new contexts

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