Big Five Quick Screen (OCEAN)
The Big Five Quick Screen is a personality assessment tool that measures an individual's levels of five broad personality traits: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. It provides a general overview of an individual's personality. The Big Five Quick Screen is often used in employment settings to help employers gain insights into an applicant's personality and work style.
The test is designed to help employers improve workplace synergy and to find the right candidate for open roles.
The Big Five Quick Screen Test at a Glance
When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.
Example question: Please rate your level of agreement with the statement: “I am the life of the party.”
Response time: The candidate can complete this personality test in around 10 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret score that is benchmarked against hundreds of other candidates!
This Test is Backed by Real Science
The Big Five Quick Screen is a quick, valid, and reliable measure of personality that is based on the MINI-IPIP, which is a short questionnaire used to evaluate an individual's personality based on the Five-Factor model.
The personality scale measures the following personality traits on five dimensions: Neuroticism (negative emotion, anxiety, vulnerability, irritability), Agreeableness (altruism, empathy, cooperation, politeness), Conscientiousness (organization, industriousness, diligence, constraint), Extraversion (positive emotion, enthusiasm, sociability, assertiveness), Openness/Intellect (imagination, intelligence, curiosity, creativity).
The Qualities of a Candidate with High-Test Scores
Individuals who score high on the MINI-IPIP test tend to exhibit certain qualities associated with each of the Five-Factor personality traits. These qualities include Openness to experience: individuals with high scores in this category tend to be creative, curious, and open-minded. Conscientiousness: individuals with high scores in this category tend to be reliable, organized, and goal-oriented. Extraversion: individuals with high scores in this category tend to be outgoing, assertive, and sociable. Agreeableness: individuals with high scores in this category tend to be cooperative, empathetic, and considerate of others. Neuroticism: individuals with high scores in this category tend to be sensitive, anxious, and prone to negative emotions.
Examples of Roles that Would be an Optimal Fit for a High-Scoring Candidate:
Product Design: Candidates with high scores in Openness to Experience may be well-suited for roles that require creativity.
Public Relations: Candidates with high scores in Extraversion may be well-suited for roles that require communication and social skills.
Counseling: Candidates with high scores in Neuroticism may be well-suited for roles that require empathy and emotional intelligence.
Did not find what you were looking for? Request a new test here.