The Big Five, Part IV: Agreeableness

Agreeableness is a tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others.

Yeah, that's me.  Often to a fault.  I shun conflict, and always have. However, the definition doesn't really carry what questions are asked to elicit agreeableness is psych tests.  For example:
  • I am interested in people.
  • I feel others' emotions.
  • I have a soft heart.
  • I make people feel at ease.
...On these tests, I fail miserably.  So, while I generally think I'm agreeable, that's not really the case.  So I would probably, overall, rate myself average on this one (it would be incorrect to say I was suspicious and antagonistic).

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