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NeuroInvesting: Build a New Investing Brain by Wai-Yee Chen

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Appendix A: Big Five Inventory Questionnaire (Adapted)

Introduction: The list of questions in this questionnaire is based on my interpretation of the Big Five Inventory (BFI)/Six Facets of personality traits according to the research of McCrae and Costa (1995).1 This questionnaire is to be used as a guide to discover one's personality traits.

Instruction 1: In Table A.1 are some characteristics that may describe you. Read each statement and circle the score that most accurately indicates the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement. The scoring key is as follows:

Table A.1 Big Five Inventory (with Six Factors)

I see myself as someone who:
Factor I
1. Warms up quickly to others. 2. Prefers to be alone. 3. Is always on the go. 4. Can talk others into doing things. 5. Seeks quiet. 6. Is assertive and takes charge. 7. Holds back from expressing my opinions. 8. Enjoys being part of a group. 9. Lets things proceed at their own pace. 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5
Factor II
10. Often feels blue. 11. Is not easily bothered by things. 12. Becomes stressed out easily. 13. Becomes overwhelmed by emotions. 14. Is calm, even in tense situations. 15. Is afraid that I will do the wrong thing. 16. Keeps my cool. 17. Does things I later regret. 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 1   2   3   4   5 ...

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