paper #2-- interpreting 16pf scores [fall06psyc100 madigan)

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Paper #2 Interpreting 16 PF Scores PSYC-100 Dr. Stephen Madigan November 9, 2006
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2 Reporting My Scores A = warmth C = emotionality E = dominance F = expressiveness H = boldness I = sensitivity M = imagination O = self-assurance Q1 = conventionality Q2 = independence Raymond Cattell’s trait theory was that an infinite number of personalities could be formed from a finite number of personality traits. To support this idea, he identified 16 trait dimensions and developed the 16 PF Questionnaire (PF stands for “personality factors“) to measure those dimensions. This test is a little outdated and thought of as too complicated by researchers now, but it’s still sometimes used today. Ten of the sixteen factors from my 16 PF Test results are reported above in the graph. The ten traits are warmth, emotionality, dominance, expressiveness, boldness, sensitivity, imagination, self-assurance, conventionality, and
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3 independence. In this paper I will interpret these results and discuss their validity. Describing My Scores A Sten score of 5 to 6 is the average score (average with respect to other American college students). I got an average score of 5 in dominance (Factor E), expressiveness (Factor F), and conventionality (Factor Q1). In summary, according to the 16PF Test, my average score for dominance (Factor E) means I am not particularly submissive or dominant. The test results say that I am not accommodating or passive or easily led, but at the same time, I’m not stubborn or assertive or competitive. According to my Factor F results, I am supposedly not too pessimistic, serious, or restrained, but I’m also not supposed to be very spontaneous, enthusiastic, or expressive. I scored average on conventionality, which implies that I am not particularly traditional or liberal in ideas. I scored above the average in apprehension (Factor O) and independence (Factor Q2). These results say that I have high expectations of myself and a strong sense of obligation, and I tend to be anxiety and guilt-prone. Also, I am a self-sufficient, resourceful person who prefers to make decisions on my own and acting on my own, despite public opinion. However, this does not mean I relate dominantly to others, but that I just don’t need other people’s approval or support to act.
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