Thank you for taking our surveys! We know you answered many questions, but we hope you learned a lot about yourself.

One scale you completed was the Satisfaction with Life Scale developed by Ed Diener (1985); he is a leading researcher on happiness at the University of Illinois. The graph below shows your life satisfaction on the green bar. The average life satisfaction of people who have completed high school are shown in blue, those who have completed college are shown in orange, and those who have completed graduate school are shown in red.

Another scale you completed was the "Big 5 Personality Inventory," created by Oliver John at the University of California at Berkeley. This particular scale is a "short form" of a much longer scale originally developed by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae in the 1980s.

The scale measures your scores on five personality traits, which are sometimes said to be the "master traits" of human personality:

In the graph below, your scores are shown in green, compared to the average of all other people in purple who have taken the scale on our website. Scores run from 1 (lowest possible score on each trait) to 5 (highest possible score).

1. Openness to experience: High scorers are described as "Open to new experiences. You have broad interests and are very imaginative." Low scorers are described as "Down-to-earth, practical, traditional, and pretty much set in your ways." This is the sub-scale that shows the strongest relationship to politics: liberals generally score high on this trait; they like change and variety, sometimes just for the sake of change and variety. Conservatives generally score lower on this trait.

2. Conscientiousness: High scorers are described as "conscientious and well organized. They have high standards and always strive to achieve their goals. They sometimes seem uptight. Low scorers are easy going, not very well organized and sometimes rather careless. They prefer not to make plans if they can help it."

3. Extraversion: High scorers are described as "Extraverted, outgoing, active, and high-spirited. You prefer to be around people most of the time." Low scorers are described as "Introverted, reserved, and serious. You prefer to be alone or with a few close friends." Extraverts are, on average, happier than introverts.

4. Agreeableness: High scorers are described as "Compassionate, good-natured, and eager to cooperate and avoid conflict." Low scorers are described as "Hardheaded, skeptical, proud, and competitive. You tend to express your anger directly."

5. Neuroticism: High scorers are described as "Sensitive, emotional, and prone to experience feelings that are upsetting." Low scorers are described as "Secure, hardy, and generally relaxed even under stressful conditions."

You can remember the traits using the acronym "OCEAN".

Would you like to learn more about yourself? Do you want to know how happy is your subconscious? Take our Happiness IAT and find out. Do you want to know you feel about your past, present, and future? Take the Time Attitudes Survey and learn about your relation with time. You can learn about the values that shape your life choices by taking the Importance of Happiness Survey and the Social Values Scale.

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