Likable Person Test
One of the last cultural taboos is that some people are generally well-liked while others are less so. A meta-analysis of previous research revealed the seven elements that scientifically define a likable person.
Are you a likable person? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it applies to you below.
Question 1 of 35
When someone is being funny at a social gathering, I feel the need to outdo them or knock their performance down a notch or two.
The IDRlabs Likable Person Test (IDR-LPT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-LPT is based on the work of Dr. Stephen Reysen, Ph.D., who created the Reysen Likability Scale. The IDR-LPT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of personality psychology, social psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.
The test provides feedback such as the following: Positivity: Optimistic people make others feel empowered and happy; they positively affect those around them since they can find something good in most people and situations. This trait also covers lavishing others with positive and encouraging comments. Moreover, such people tend to show positive body language such as a strong posture, smiling, and having open shoulders.
Tolerance: People who score high in this trait are often curious about and interested in others – showing tolerance and understanding, which in turn makes them interesting to others. They also practice active listening and make the people around them feel seen and important. People high in this trait are likable since they are approachable and do not have a judgmental attitude. We often do not like to have conversations with those who have already formed an opinion of us in their heads and are unwilling to listen.
Friendliness: Those who score high in friendliness generally exude openness, warmth, and enthusiasm; they often make others feel welcome and comfortable. Congenial people are obviously likable as they make us feel warm and fuzzy. They also often smile and make everyone feel included.
Humor: We like people who make us laugh, and we feel drawn to people who humorously break the tension in demanding situations. Moreover, moods are contagious, and we like to spend time with those who are happy and energetic. It is also important to be able to balance passion and having fun; humorous people who can be serious while maintaining a positive vibe are often especially well-liked.
The IDRlabs Likable Person Test was informed by Dr. Reysen’s paper as published in Reysen, S. (2005). Construction of a new scale: The Reysen Likability Scale. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 33(2), 201-208.; and as used in Feistauer, D. & Richter, T. (2018). Validity of students’ evaluations of teaching: Biasing effects of likability and prior subject interest. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 168-178.
The work of Dr. Reysen looked into key factors that define likable people. It has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria of this Likable Person Test. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Likable Person Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
The Likable Person Test is based on illustrious and well-regarded research into the traits of likable people. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your personality traits. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive personality evaluation or mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.
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