Generally psychologists agree that, at the broadest level, personality can be described in terms of five main factors. These factors give a broad global description of an individual. Collectively they are known as ‘The Big Five’.
|The Big Five Personality Factors||In other words…..|
|Openness to Experience
Describes an individual’s pro-active seeking and appreciation of experience for its own sake.
|Does the test-taker like to experience new and varied activities or do they prefer routine and familiarity?|
|Conscientiousness – Work Ethic
Describes how organised, motivated and thorough an individual is in life and in pursuing goals.
|Is the test-taker an achiever? Industrious, thorough and well organised?|
Extraversion describes how energetic and enthusiastic a person is – especially when dealing with people.
|Is the test-taker outgoing, socially active and extravert. Alternatively does he focus inwardly and is happy working alone?|
Describes a person’s attitudes towards other people.
|Does the test-taker show compassion or are they tough and guarded?|
(AKA Emotional Reactions)
Measures the different ways people have of reacting emotionally to pressure and stressful circumstances.
|Are the test-taker’s reactions overly emotional? Do they tend to be apprehensive and anxious – or – are they cool, calm and collected?|
30 Inter-related Facets
Each of the Five Factors is made up of 6 facets. The facets describe the distinctiveness and uniqueness of an individual in more detail.
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►The NEO PI-R
Internationally recognised as the ‘Gold Standard’ instrument with which to measure personality.
The NEO is our most in-depth Big 5 and 30 Facets Assessment. The questionnaire consists of 240 questions.
1. Problem solving skills
2. Planning, organising and implementation skills
3. Style of relating to others
4. Personal Style
►The Ocean Big Five Personality Test
The Ocean measures Big 5 and 30 Facets but is not as in-depth as the NEO – the questionnaire consists of 120 questions.
►Critical Personality Assessment – CPA
This test is recommended as a pre-interview screening tool. Don’t Interview Strangers!
The CPA provides the world’s most comprehensive measurement of:
– Conscientiousness (Work Ethic)
– Emotional Reactions (Stability and Stress Tolerance)
– Extraversion. Conscientiousness (Work Ethic) and Emotional Reactions (Stress Tolerance).
Hiring applicants who are more conscientious and less emotionally reactive
will result in employees who are pre-disposed to exert greater effort at work,
who persist at work for a longer period of time, are able to more effectively
cope with stress, and are more committed to work.
Quote from The Blackwell Handbook of Principles of Organisational Behaviour.
Reporting Method – please take a look at this specimen report. [Report]
Fees range from £5 to £125 per test – please contact us for more information.
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