Personality and Preferences: Survey Insights

Personality and Preferences: Survey Insights

Personality and preferences play a crucial role in shaping an individual’s choices, behaviors, and overall life trajectory. Understanding and exploring these aspects provide valuable insights into an individual’s unique characteristics and the factors that influence their decision-making processes.

This document presents a comprehensive summary of the outcomes derived from a primary survey that specifically targeted young female individuals aged between 18 and 22 years. The objective of the survey was to obtain a deeper understanding of various dimensions related to their personalities and preferences. A total of 35 responses were collected and subsequently analyzed. The survey encompassed nine intriguing questions, each offering three response options. The ensuing summary provides a comprehensive overview of the survey findings, emphasizing the principal outcomes for each question. This compilation offers valuable insights into factors such as personality types, creativity, teamwork inclinations, capacity to cope with mental pressure, academic comfort, preferences for wealth or fame, mentorship inclinations, and the willingness to undertake unconventional tasks for substantial remuneration. The analysis of the survey responses furnishes valuable information regarding the attitudes and perspectives of young women within this specific age cohort.

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Personality and Preferences: Primary Survey

Question 1

The pie chart reveals that among the girls surveyed, a significant majority (~57%) identify themselves as ambiverts, displaying a balanced blend of extroverted and introverted qualities. Approximately 29% of the respondents perceive themselves as introverts, while the remaining 14% classify themselves as extroverts.

Question 2

According to the collected responses, around 23% of the girls perceive themselves as highly creative. The majority (~63%) of participants describe their creativity level as average, while approximately 14% identify themselves as not creative at all.

Question 3

Based on the received responses, an overwhelming proportion (~83%) of girls perceive themselves as team players. Around 14% expressed uncertainty by responding as ‘Maybe’, while a mere ~3% indicated that they do not consider themselves as team players.

Question 4

According to the responses received, a small percentage (~11%) of participants find it challenging to handle mental pressure and tend to experience breakdowns easily. The majority (~52%) stated that they can cope with mental pressure when the outcome is guaranteed, while approximately ~37% expressed their ability to handle mental pressure even when there is no guaranteed outcome.

Question 5

Based on the responses received, the majority (~54%) of the girls expressed uncertainty regarding their comfort with their studies, as their choice will depend on future circumstances. Around 26% indicated that they cannot pursue studies beyond a period of 3-5 years. Conversely, 20% of the respondents expressed love for studying and stated their willingness to continue their education for an additional 5-10 years.

Question 6

Based on the received responses, the majority (71%) of the girls prioritize a good and simple lifestyle over seeking the limelight. Conversely, approximately 17% expressed a preference for attaining great wealth, while the remaining ~11% indicated a desire for achieving widespread fame in their lives.

Question 7

Based on the responses received, the majority (71%) of the girls expressed a preference for supportive teachers who can provide motivation and guidance. Approximately 20% indicated a desire for strict mentors who can challenge and push their boundaries. Only 9% stated that they are self-sustained and would approach their seniors solely when encountering difficulties.

Question 8

Based on the responses received, a mere 17% indicated that they would dress like a clown and commute to their workplace via public transportation for a million rupees if provided with the necessary costume. Approximately 40% expressed a possibility of doing the same but with the condition of not wanting to be recognized. In contrast, the remaining ~43% prioritize their self-respect and would decline such an opportunity, emphasizing their unwillingness to engage in such activities for financial gain.

Question 9

Based on the responses received, a significant majority (66%) of the girls indicated that they idealize Sundar Pichai, the Chief Executive Officer of Google. Approximately 20% expressed their admiration for Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors. The remaining ~14% stated that their ideal is Douglas Diamond, a renowned economist from America.

Results: Personality and preferences

The primary aim of this survey was to provide valuable guidance to young girls regarding their career choices. By employing a career counseling questionnaire, participants received personalized advice on whether the academician, corporate, or entrepreneurial path aligned with their strengths and interests. The findings uncovered a compelling trend, with a substantial majority (82.9%) of the girls demonstrating traits associated with entrepreneurship. In contrast, 14.3% exhibited characteristics indicative of being corporate team players, while a minority (5.7%) displayed qualities typically associated with pursuing a career as an academician. These results offer important insights for career decision-making and highlight the prominence of entrepreneurial inclinations among the surveyed individuals.


In conclusion, the survey results shed light on various aspects of personality and preferences among young women. The majority of participants identified themselves as ambiverts, striking a balance between extroversion and introversion. Notably, a significant proportion expressed their creativity at an average level, while a smaller percentage deemed themselves highly creative or not creative at all.

The findings also revealed that a substantial majority considered themselves team players, valuing supportive teachers over strict mentors. Regarding the handling of mental pressure, a significant percentage demonstrated resilience, even without a guaranteed outcome. The girls exhibited diverse perspectives on studies, with many expressing uncertainty about the future and a significant percentage displaying a love for learning. Moreover, most participants prioritized a good and simple lifestyle over fame or wealth, and a substantial majority preferred supportive mentors over self-sufficiency or strict guidance.

Lastly, the majority valued their self-respect and declined the opportunity to engage in unconventional tasks for financial gain. These insights provide a valuable understanding of the attitudes and preferences of young women within the surveyed age group.

Limitations of the Survey

It is important to acknowledge the limitations of the above primary survey. Firstly, the sample size of 35 respondents may not fully represent the diversity and variations within the larger population of young women aged 18-22. The findings may not be generalizable to a broader context. Additionally, the survey relied on self-reporting, which is subject to individual interpretation and bias. The response options provided in the survey might have limited the participants’ ability to express their true perspectives fully. Furthermore, the survey did not account for cultural or socio-economic factors that could influence personality and preference assessments. These limitations highlight the need for further research with larger and more diverse samples to obtain more comprehensive and accurate insights.


Ms. Deepali Gupta

Ms. Deepali Gupta is an intern at Ecofunomics LLP and holds an MSc in Economics from Teri School. With her background in economics, she brings a strong foundation in the subject and a passion for exploring the intersections of economics and research.

Ms. Jyoti Agarwal

Jyoti Agarwal is a Research Associate at Ecofunomics LLP, specializing in economics. She holds a degree in economics from the esteemed University of Calcutta. With her academic background and experience in research, she brings valuable insights and expertise to her work in the field of economics and research.

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