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What is the Big 5 test about?

What is the Big 5 test about?

What is the Big 5 test about?

Many contemporary psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits - extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. Each of these five personality factors represents a range between two extremes.

For example, extraversion represents a continuum between extreme extraversion and extreme introversion (most people lie somewhere in between the two polar ends of each dimension).

How are the results calculated?

The Big 5 test characterizes each candidate in relation to the 5 dimensions. For each dimension, the candidate falls into one out of three groups: "Low", "Medium" and "High", depending on his/her actual score on the test.

The attribution is based on a representative sample study (calibrated cohort).

A candidate who belongs to the "High" group is a candidate who falls within the definition of this dimension; conversely, a candidate who belongs to the "Low" group is far from it.

How to interpret results?

Let's take the example of the "Extraversion" dimension:

"Low": introverted, solitary and reserved candidate

"Medium" : ambivert (neither extrovert nor introvert), engaging and flexible

"High" : extroverted, lively and sociable candidate

Where can I find the results of the Big 5 test?

For each dimension click on your candidate's name and click on Details in the right hand side of your screen:

In the Overview tab you'll find a summary of the test' results, a description for every roles related to your candidate's results and the dimensions' details:

Go into the Analysis tab to complete your results analysis with a graph:

You can also retrieve the detailed results of this test inside the Assessment report sent to the candidate. To do so go back in your candidate's profile and click on the "..." in the upper right hand corner of your screen and click on Open assessment report:

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Updated on: 09/12/2022

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