Big 5 (OCEAN)
The Big 5 personality test is based on the Five-Factor Model, an empirical based theory in psychology that states that there are five overarching dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Emotional Stability.
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This test is widely used across different areas, from personal life to relationships and professional choices. It is also a tool that everyone can benefit from using. It helps individuals gain a deeper understanding about themselves.
DescriptionThe Big 5 Personality Test is based on the Five Factor Model (FFM) theory. Raymond Cattell was the first psychologist to look at a list of 4500 adjectives related to personality, and organized it into 181 subgroups. He developed 12 overarching factors that individuals used to describe themselves. As psychologists and sociologists argued about the stability of behavior and personality for many decades, the evolution of the computer and statistical analysis in the 1980s brought the argument to an end, and the Big Five Theory became grounded.
The Five-Factor Model emerged, and with it, a personality test to assess these factors. Each factor encompasses a number of traits that sit on a spectrum, and each person scores somewhere on the range between two polar opposites. As each individual score exists on a spectrum, each characteristic is more or less skewed to one side or another. There are strengths and challenges for each trait and characteristic.