How has therapy changed my personality?

Last year I took a personality test called the IPIP-NEO test. It’s like the “Big-5” but with lots of subcategories. For example, you might have average “openness to experience” by having low imagination, emotionality, and artistic interests, but high adventurousness, intellect, and liberalism. The breakdown seems more interesting than the average. Importantly, this test gives meaningful numbers. A 58 means that they estimate that 58% of the population is less extroverted than I am.

Changes to my Big-5 score

Overall, my extroversion increased from low to moderate, my agreeableness and Openness increased from high to extremely high, my neuroticism began average and fell below average, and conscientiousness remained average.

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