Theoretical Background & Design
The Psyft Personality Assessment is based on the Big Five theory of personality validated by Costa & McCrae. The Big Five Model, also known as the Five-Factor Model or the OCEAN model, is the most widely accepted theory of personality amongst psychologists today.
The theory states that personality can be boiled down to five core factors or dimensions namely, Openness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Sensitivity, Agreeableness & Extraversion, including four sub-traits each. A person’s responses reflect as a position on a continuum for each of the Big 5 traits and 20 sub-traits. Too much or too little of a trait will have advantages as well as disadvantages. Certain trait profiles can indicate a higher potential to succeed or struggle in a particular role or situation.