OCEAN (Big 5) Personality Test

Success Starts with Your People

The OCEAN (Big Five) personality test is a popular tool for businesses, that measures 5 universal personality dimensions of the individual. This gives you important insights into their suitability for a specific  job role.

15 mins

55 Questions

Scientifically Valid

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Why is This Test Beneficial?

People perform far better and are less likely to leave when they are a good fit with the job. The OCEAN Big 5 personality test helps you to match people against specific job attributes for better engagement and long term retention.

This gives you confidence in your hiring decisions and equips you with the tools and knowledge to better manage and train your people and improve team dynamics.

Test Details

Expected Behaviours

Follow-up interview Questions

Online Administration

Instant Score Report

Managament Suggestions

The OCEAN Test Measures Five Aspects of Personality

openness trait


The Openness factor of the OCEAN assessment tells you how curious an individual is, if there are willing to try new things and if they are a creative thinker. Low scores indicate conventional behavior, a conservative outlook and a preference for the familiar.

conscientiousness trait


Assess the extent to which a person shows strong determination and displays precision, punctuality, and reliability. Low scores are associated with being less organized, less exacting in their work and more relaxed in working towards their goals.

extraversion trait


Evaluate if a person is sociable, likes people, and enjoys large gatherings. High scorers tend to be assertive, talkative, active and cheerful. Low scores suggest the individual is more reserved, independent and even-paced.

agreeableness trait


Identify the degree to which an individual will want to help others, be sympathetic, and believe that others will do the same. Low scores indicate a willingness to fight for one’s own interests, skepticism and a critical nature.

non-negativity trait


Measure the degree to which the individual is emotionally stable, calm, can manage stress and has a positive outlook. Low scores indicate less ability to control impulses, worrying behaviors and a pessimistic outlook.

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Deeper People Insights

Understand your people on a deeper level. Identify how to get the best out of each individual and match them with the right job.

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Unbiased Hiring

Make quick, objective and science-backed hiring decisions that focus on long term staff retention and engagement.

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Find Employee Strengths

Uncover hidden talent and identify peoples’ key personality strengths that will lead to long term success in the job.

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Improved Culture

Ensure candidates are a good fit with your business before making the decision to hire, improving your overall culture.

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Reliability and Scientific Validation

The OCEAN (Big 5) assessment has been developed and validated by industrial psychologists with 30+ years of expertise across all industries.

The research conducted to establish the validity of the this assessment complies with The Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (Federal Testing Guideline) and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). The results consistently demonstrate that it is a valid predictor of critical aspects of job performance.

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Dr, Jesse Llobet, psymetrics tests and assessments author


Dr, Jesse Llobet has 30+ years of experience in the development, validation and implementation of leading edge assessments across all industries.

Dr. Llobet’s experience in employment screening includes having consulted with Fortune 500 companies across the U.S., and his assessments have been implemented by over 10,000 companies. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists

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