Presentation Personality Assessment presentation

Personality Assessment


Presentation Personality Assessment presentation

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Personality Assessment


Why do we need personality assessment

•Motivation, enthusiasm, attitude•Personality assessments increase validity of prediction in selection decisions.•Big Five assessments have shown to provide useful predictions of future job performance.

In most working situations it’s the personality of your co-workers and managers that affect the day-to-day success of the organization. If the team doesn't work well together or a manager can’t motivate their staff, then productivity and quality of service will suffer.

Ways to Assess Personality• Paper & Pencil Inventories• Individual assessment• During interviews• Reports from others• Behavioral observation

Psychometrics of 16PF• Reliability: test-retest (.80 x2wk; .70 x3wk)• Internal consistency reliability .74• Only sporadic studies found reliability below .70• Most validity studies have validity coefficients above .70

Big 5 personality traits

• Extraversion

• Agreeableness

• Conscientiousness

• Emotional Stability

• Openness to experience

16 Personality Factors• Raymond Cattell• Cattell (1943) : broke 18,000 down to subset of

4,500 trait terms, then down to 35 and finally to 16 factors.

Psychometrics of 16PF• Reliability: test-retest (.80 x2wk; .70 x3wk)• Internal consistency reliability .74• Only sporadic studies found reliability below .70• Most validity studies have validity coefficients above .70

Cattell's 16 Factor Key # Cattell's 16 Factor Low Score High Score

1 Warmth cold, selfish supportive, comforting2 Intellect instinctive, unstable cerebral, analytical3 Emotional Stability irritable, moody level headed, calm

4 Aggressiveness modest, docile controlling, tough5 Liveliness somber, restrained wild, fun loving6 Dutifulness untraditional, rebellious conforming, traditional7 Social Assertiveness shy, withdrawn uninhibited, bold8 Sensitivity coarse, tough touchy, soft

9 Paranoia trusting, easy going wary, suspicious10 Abstractness practical, regular strange, imaginative11 Introversion open, friendly private, quiet12 Anxiety confident, self assured fearful, self-doubting13 Open-mindedness closeminded, set-in-ways curious, exploratory14 Independence outgoing, social loner, craves solitude15 Perfectionism disorganized, messy orderly, thorough16 Tension relaxed, cool stressed, unsatisfied

Openness to experience Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Emotional Stability

# Low Score 1 2 3 4 5 High Score

1 Cool and reserved Warm and easy-going

2 Concrete thinking Abstract thinking

3 Reactive emotionally Emotionally stable

4 Submissive Dominant

5 Factual and serious Enthusiastic

6 Opportunistic Dutiful

7 Shy Socially bold

8 Unsentimental Soft hearted

9 Trusting Suspicious

10 Practical Imaginative

11 Forthright Private

12 Confident Insecure

13 Conservative Experimental

14 Group-oriented Self sufficient

15 Undisciplined Self-disciplined

16 Relaxed Tense

Characteristics of secret agent

Characteristics of Detective

Characters of Astronaut

Sanguine • impulsive and pleasure-seeking

• “the talker” • sociable and charismatic, optimistic, creative, and outgoing;

enthusiastic, and cheerful; easily attract others and makes friends; inspire others to work and join in the fun

• have good people-skills

• like to talk a lot, struggles with completing tasks, chronically late, and tend to forget their obligations, base their decisions primarily on feelings

• very poor at tolerating boredom; routine jobs and boring companions annoy them and irritate

• tendencies towards arrogance, and a lack of discipline• Public speakers, politicians, sales people, secretaries, event planners,

travel agents


• ambitious and leader-like• “the driver”• hard driving individuals known for accomplishing goals,

have a lot of aggression, energy, and/or passion • desire control, and are best at jobs that demand strong

control and authority, and require quick decisions and instant attention

• care little for the feelings of others • naturally gifted businessmen, independent, see the whole

picture, organize well, and not easily discouraged• good at math and engineering, are analytical, logical• bossy, impatient, can’t relax, quick tempered, easily

angered, unsympathetic• Many great charismatic military and political figures,



• introverted & thoughtful• “the thinker” • high degree of perfectionist tendencies• highly organized, schedule oriented, finish what they start, like

charts, graphs, figures and lists, see the problems and are able to identify creative solutions easily

• also victims of depressions that come from great dissatisfaction, disappointment, easily hurt by words or events

• have a deep love for others• extremely loyal in friendships• they make great doctors, nurses, social workers, ministers, and

teachers• Accountants, artists, engineers


• relaxed and quiet• “the watcher” • are best in positions of mediation• Easy-going, calm, tolerant of others, well-balanced,

sympathetic, kind, keeps emotions hidden, has many friends, avoids conflict

• good in gathering facts, at generalizing, seeing the bigger picture, and reading between the lines

• often selfish, judge others easily, resist change, stay uninvolved, and can be passive-aggressive

• they tend to work well under pressure, but deadlines are needed.

• sometimes find it hard to speak up in the workplace and have a tendency to avoid conflict.

• Department heads, diplomats, social workers

Conclusion- speechThe idea of these exercises is not to generalize people. We are all a blend of these four types, with one (and maybe two) being dominant. Training, lifestyle, childhood experience, education and health all play a part in moulding our personalities and differentiating us. However, understanding the different types of personality and temperament does play a key role in how we can build better work teams and create the best fit between employee’s skills, personality and jobs.