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Big Five Check


Big Five Check

The Big Five Check inventory is a medium length personality measure that is based on the Big Five Aspects Scale (BFAS) which was developed by personality psychologist Colin DeYoung at the University of Minnesota.

๐Ÿ’ก Personality is the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique. It is believed that personality arises from within the individual and remains fairly consistent throughout life. While there are many different definitions of personality, most focus on the pattern of behaviors and characteristics that can help predict and explain a person's behavior.

๐Ÿ‘‰ A personality test is a tool used to assess human personality. Personality testing and assessment refer to techniques designed to measure the characteristic patterns of traits that people exhibit across various situations. Personality tests are often used both to improve workplace synergy and to find the right candidate for open roles

The Big Five Check Inventory seeks to explain personality variation in more detail by breaking down each of the Big Five five factors into two lower-level โ€œaspectsโ€ which, though typically correlated with one another, can vary independently:
  • 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)


๐Ÿ’ก The Big Five Check is a self-reported inventory. These tests involve having participants read questions and then rate how well the question or statement applies to them

๐Ÿ‘‰ HiPeople focuses on self-reported personality tests. Why? They can be standardized and use established norms. Self-inventories are also relatively easy to administer and have much higher reliability and validity than projective tests


Example Question:

โ€œI laugh a lot.โ€

Please rate your level of agreement with the statement.

Strongly Disagree (1) - Strongly Agree (7)


The Big Five Check takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Quality criteria of personality tests

๐Ÿ‘‰ At HiPeople we ensure to put a considerable amount of time and energy to make sure the tests we provide are reliable and valid.

Personality tests are great tools to improve hiring decisions and ensure that the right people are hired into the right roles. The insights they provide can help better understand yourself and others- leading to a more efficient and productive work environment. However, not all personality tests are reliable or valid.

Reliability refers to the consistency of a test while validity involves whether the test is really measuring what it claims to measure.

A good personality test must meet at least the following quality criteria to be useful:

  • It accurately measures personality traits across a wide range of individuals
  • It provides consistent results when the test is administered more than once
  • It shows a consistent and strong relationship with future behavior


For what kind of job roles should I use the Big Five Check?

Any role where itโ€™s useful to gather insights regarding how candidates behave in a work context and predict job performance and company fit. This may include but not limited to sales, project managers, planners, customer success, and marketing roles.

When to use the Big Five Check?

Personality assessments can be used at any stage of the hiring process. You can use them to get to know candidates but also for your employees to build thriving relationships in the workplace.


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