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Big Five Axial Test

The Big Five personality is considered the most scientifically valid personality test in the world. This version of the Big Five Test uses the popular axial system to condense your entire personality profile into an easily readable format.

To take the Big Five Axes Test, read each statement below and indicate how well it applies to you.

Question 1 of 50

When under pressure, I have to struggle to avoid becoming stressed.



The Big Five Axes Test was developed by IDRlabs, using the popular axial system for ease of overview. The IDR-BFA© is the property of IDR Labs International. The IDR-BFA© is not the equivalent of the NEO PI-R™ or the IPIP-NEO.

The test breaks the Big Five personality traits into categories as follows:

Extroversion Axis: Extroverted vs. Introverted: Extroverts are characterized by high levels of externally-oriented activity. They are energetic, sociable, pleasure-seeking, and talkative. Introverts, on the other hand, tend to be more reserved, quiet, low-key, and subdued. Introverts also tend to need more time alone to feel at ease.

Agreeableness Axis: Agreeable vs. Disagreeable: Agreeable people take a genuine interest in others and are mild, kind, and considerate. They are naturally compassionate and thoughtful, and they tend to seek cooperation over competition. Disagreeable people are cynical and self-serving, and typically less interested in the well-being of others.

Conscientious Axis: Conscientious vs. Spontaneous: Conscientious people are characterized by orderliness, planning, and control. They have a tendency to steer clear of danger and risk, and they persevere in the pursuit of long-term goals. Spontaneous people are more inclined to “let tomorrow take care of itself” and are typically more spontaneous and impulsive.

Openness Axis: Open vs. Grounded: Open people are imaginative and original, artistic, intellectual, and prone to experimentation in life. Grounded people are traditional and down to earth, fact-focused and realistic.

Neuroticism Axis: Neurotic vs. Stable: Neurotic people easily feel threatened in the world and are thus susceptible to experiencing anger, stress, and depression. Stable people are less likely to be knocked out by adversity and exhibit greater calm and serenity when faced with bad news.

As the publishers of this free Big Five Axes Test, which allows you to obtain your profile on the Big Five traits broken down into the axial system, 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 Big Five Axes 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 Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Gold Standard in Science. The Big Five is considered to be the most reliable and scientifically-validated test in scientific circles.

2. Axial Approach. This version of the Big Five test uses the popular axial approach to condense your entire personality profile into a simple graphic that you can save and take with you.

3. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online Big Five personality test are certified in the use of various personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.