The Five-Factor Open Mindedness Test
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39: I have few artistic interests. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
29: I can have great respect for someone, even when we don't see eye-to-eye on important topics. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
32: When someone contradicts my most important beliefs, it feels like a personal attack. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
5: I read a lot of fiction
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
9: Politically, I typically lean...
Very Conservative
Very Liberal
26: I respect that there are ways of making important decisions that are different from the way I make decisions. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
20: On important topics, I am not likely to be swayed by the viewpoints of others. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
8: I spend a lot of time reading news *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
22: I am willing to change my position on an important issue in the face of good reasons. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
28: I welcome different ways of thinking about important topics. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
14: I like to try new foods, even if they are weird
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
6: I read a lot of nonfiction
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
15: I spend a lot of time traveling *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
4: How much time (if any) have you lived outside of the country where you spent your childhood?
23: I am open to revising my important beliefs in the face of new information. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
37: I feel small when others disagree with me on topics that are close to my heart. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
10: How many different states or countries have you lived in? *
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18: When I am really confident in a belief, there is little chance that belief is wrong. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
30: Even when I disagree with others, I can recognize that they have sound points. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
19: I’d rather rely on my own knowledge about most topics than turn to others for expertise. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
35: I am willing to hear others out, even if I disagree with them. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
3: My political views have changed in my life. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
2: How often do you have meaningful, in-depth conversations with someone of a different race than you?
27: Listening to perspectives of others seldom changes my important opinions. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
17: For the most part, others have more to learn from me than I have to learn from them. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
31: When someone disagrees with ideas that are important to me, it feels as though I'm being attacked. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
24: I am willing to change my opinions on the basis of compelling reason. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
11: I prefer work that is routine *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
33: I tend to feel threatened when others disagree with me on topics that are close to my heart. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
40. Which of these news sources do you trust the most?
13: I spend a lot of time watching news on TV
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
38: How many books have you read this year?
12: I value artistic, aesthetic experiences *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
7: I am curious about many different things *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
36: When someone disagrees with ideas that are important to me, it makes me feel insignificant. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
34: I can respect others, even if I disagree with them in important ways. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
21: I have at times changed opinions that were important to me, when someone showed me I was wrong. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
1: I spend a lot of time watching fictional TV & movies (not including reality TV or news)
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
16: My ideas are usually better than other people’s ideas. *
Strongly Agree
Strongly Disagree
25: I’m willing to change my mind once it’s made up about an important topic. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
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