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The Big Five

The "Big Five" factors (or Five Factor Model; FFM) of personality are five broad domains or dimensions of personality which are used to describe human personality. These factors can be summarized as:
  • Openness to experience.
  • Concientousness.
  • Extraverstion.
  • Agreeableness.
  • Neuroticism.
The "Dark Triad" constructs of personality are three broad domains or dimensions of personality which are used to describe anit-social aspects of human personality. These constructs can are:
  • Narcissism.
  • Machiavellianism.
  • Psychopathy.

About us

The Online Privacy Foundation are a small group of expert volunteers who want to promote safer and more streetwise internet use within the community and push for easier to understand privacy and safety controls.
  • Raise awareness of online privacy issues and empower people to make informed choices about what they do online;
  • Help community groups identify local security “experts” who’d be willing to share their knowledge within their communities for free;
  • Bring Security “Experts” together to share community awareness material and experiences.

Prior Research

Earlier in 2011, we conducted a similar experiement on Facebook. While the final results are yet to be published, we were fortunate to be able to present out early findings at a world leading Security conference called DEF CON
Presentation slides (with notes), video and subsequent press articles are available on our website here