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3 Minute Extroversion Test

Based on the work of Dr. Robert McCrae, Ph.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who score high on extroversion. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

I am more likely to feel bored than overwhelmed.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Extroversion Test (IDR-3MET) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MET is based on the work of Dr. Robert McCrae and Dr. Paul Costa Jr., who created the Big 5 Personality Inventory. The IDR-3MET is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Extroversion Test was informed by the Big 5 Personality Inventory criteria for extroversion, as published in Costa, Paul & McCrae, R.R. (1999). A five-factor theory of personality. The Five-Factor Model of Personality: Theoretical Perspectives. 2. 51-87. Nordin, M.S. (2012). Confirmatory factor analysis on the big 5 personality test inventory. Southeast Asia Psychology Conference. Laros, J.A., Peres, A.J.S., Andrade, J.M., et al. Validity evidence of two short scales measuring the Big Five personality factors. Psicol. Refl. Crít. 31, 32 (2018).

The work of Dr. McCrae and Dr. Costa has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Big 5 Personality Inventory, for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute Extroversion Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Extroversion Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the trait of extroversion. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your specific personality. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Extroversion Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of this trait, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Extroversion Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Extroversion Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to being overtly expressive and outgoing.

2. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

3. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.