# How to calculate a 'relative percentage' from an online survey

I'm not sure if 'relative percentage' is the right terminology here, but here's my problem:

I have created an online survey which consists of 50 questions with simple yes/no answers.

The questions are divided into 4 different sets (12, 13, 13, 12), each set being used to judge a different personality trait. The questions are displayed randomly.

I am able to calculate the percentage of right answers for each individual personality trait. For examples:

6 from 12 Yes answers for Personality Trait 1 = 50% 7 from 13 Yes answers for Personality Trait 2 = 54% etc.

However, at the end of the test I need to calculate the strength of each personality type relative to the other personality types in percentages (total possible 100%).

For example: 10% Personality Trait 1 50% Personality Trait 2 35% Personality Trait 3 5% Personality Trait 4

How do I do this? Thanks in advance for any help!

• (1) How could any personality test possibly have "right answers"? What would this mean? (2) Could you please explain what "strength of a personality type" is and how it ought to be measured? – whuber Jun 28 '18 at 15:24