Conscientiousness refers to a competency and productivity orientation. High scorers in
conscientiousness are orderly, rational, and focused. They have high standards and rarely fail to
meet them. High scorers in conscientiousness are hard working, productive, and goal-oriented.
They are generally rule-oriented and cautious, and never careless. Low scorers in
conscientiousness are laid-back, less orderly, and not as concerned about achievement. They are
usually less responsible and not as well organized as high scorers. They may be more carefree and
less concerned about following strict rules.
Diligence. You can be extremely focused and determined when you put your mind to it.
When necessary, you complete your tasks and goals on time. At other times, you are
casual and fail to persevere in your projects. You don't always take pride in your work.
Organization. You are disorderly and disorganized. You do not live by systems, and keep
no records or files for future reference. You often leave tasks incomplete, pay bills late, and
estimate time incorrectly. You are not concerned about time management or punctuality,
and you rarely keep an agenda or day timer. You never make plans too far in advance, and
may be seen by others as scattered.
Dependability. You always do what you say you will do. Coworkers and friends alike can
count on you to keep your word, and to do a complete and thorough job at any task. You
are reliable and loyal, and you always keep your promises.
Attention to Detail. While you don't always catch every single detail, you are fairly
meticulous. You try to tie up all loose ends before declaring a project complete, and you
often catch errors that others missed.
Efficiency. You are a somewhat efficient person. Although you don't always complete your
tasks in the most time-effective manner, you do seek to implement shortcuts into your day,
in order to increase efficiency. You may have difficulty prioritizing at times, but you rarely
waste too much time, energy, or material.
Self-Discipline. You are moderately self-disciplined. While you are usually able to
overcome reluctance for unpleasant tasks, at times you fail to motivate yourself to
accomplish your goals. You sometimes allow barriers such as fatigue and boredom to push
you off track.