The six factors are generally named Honesty-Humility (H), Emotionality (E), Extroversion (X), Agreeableness (A), Conscientiousness (C), and Openness to Experience (O).
How is the Big Five measured?
One popular option is called the Big Five inventory. This method uses your response to about 50 short statements or phrases. Youll be asked to agree or disagree, on a scale of 1 to 5, to each phrase. Based on your answers, your results will show you where you fall on a spectrum for each trait.
What do the Big 5 results mean?
Your results are presented on a scale from 1 to 10. This is a standard scale that reflects the normal distribution of the psychological trait in the population. In easier words, your score can tell how you compare to others. If you have a score of 5, it means that 50% of people scored lower, and 50% higher than you.