Footnote from above:
1. Three of the most researched personality tests, the NEO-PI (chapter 3, footnote 2), the MBTI (chapter 3, footnote 3) and the TPQ, have recorded aspects of this personality scale, the Explorer. The NEO-PI refers to this factor as “openness to experience.” It reports that these individuals are intellectually curious, have a wide range of interests and are open to new ideas, new theories and new intellectual and/or physical adventures. These people are flexible, adaptable, tolerant, open-minded, liberal, spontaneous, imaginative and emotional (NEO PI-R Form S; Gosling et al. 2003; McCrae and Costa 1990; Zentner 2005; McCrae 1987). The MBTI Form M reports that these men and women (the Perceiving type) collect facts, data and ideas (Quenk 2000); they are original, unconventional, curious and creative (Keirsey 1998). They also gravitate to words like unplanned, casual, unconstrained and easygoing and want to “go with the flow,” do things “on the spur of the moment” and “be free to do whatever looks like fun” (MBTI Form M). The Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) (Cloninger 1987) measures three major, heritable personality dimensions: harm avoidance, reward dependence and novelty seeking. Novelty seeking is a core trait of the Explorer, while harm avoidance is a core trait of the Builder."