Frequently Asked Questions
Find some of our customers most frequently asked questions, about our range of Big Five personality assessments.
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Taking your assessment
Try and take your test when you have time to answer the questions without a time constraint to provide the most accurate response.
Take your assessment when you are of neutral mindset. Taking whilst you may be affected by emotions such as unhappiness or anxiety may skew your results.
It’s important that you rank these statements on how you really are, not how you would like to be described!
You should only take your test once, retaking it will introduce bias into the responses
The test takes approximately between 10-15 minutes to complete. Try and take your test when you have time to answer the questions without a time constraint to provide the most accurate response.
The assessment is designed to be taken a single time. Repeating the assessment would introduce bias into your responses which would invalidate the results of the report.
You will be shown a range of statements and asked to rank each, according to how well it describes you.
If you answer the assessment trying to game or manipulate the system, the output won't be valid. Our system has gaming rules and checks in place for this.
Scoring questions intentionally wrongly to prove or disprove a certain output is not indicative that the assessment isn't valid.
The test is easy to take, you will be shown a range of statements and you give a ranked response from strongly disagree to strongly agreee.
Simple answer the first question on the homepage to start the test.
The test costs £14.99. You can answer all the questions before you need to pay to receive your report. You can leave at any time and return to complete the questions.
We put your behavior and thoughts to the test in a number of ways, all while sticking to the essential requirements that must be met by any authentic personality test.
Simply answer the first question on the homepage to gain access to the test
There are free versions of the Big 5 assessment online, however, our assessment and the report outputs have been generated by our team of chartered psychologists and data-scientists.
The outputs, the meaning they entail and the way they are scored, along with the validity of the control group is something that you won't get with a free test.
We offer an engaging, insightful assessment and report experience so we believe in the value that it provides.
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Your report will display once the assessment has been resulted. It will also be emailed to the email address you provided at the end of the assessment.
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Your test report breaks down each personality trait, giving insight and feedback around what your score is likely to mean in context of a given situation and how others may interpret you as a result.
Our social sharing widgets are provided on mobile devices, in the report after you have taken your assessment. Simply hit share to send your results to social media and compare with your friends and family.
The assessment is design to be taken a single time. Repeating the assessment would introduce bias into your responses which would invalidate the results of the report.
The assessment operates on a single use basis, the link will take you to your report once the assessment has been completed.
The Big 5 model of personality, is a scientifically validated and reliable psychological model. Our assessments are created and reviewed by chartered psychologists with a specialism in personality and psychometric testing.
As this is a self-report assessment, the answers you give will dictate the accuracy of your results, try to answer how you are rather than how you would like to be perceived.
Answering the questions in a way to try and manipulate a certain score or retaking the assessment to get a different outcome will invalidate your results.
Personality sits on a sliding scale, which means that everybody is capable of exhibiting characteristics of most traits, to different degrees, in certain situations - some aspects of your personality will likely just have more or less appropriate contexts depending on how strong they are.
We define strength as a very prominent trait, based on your assessment results. A weakness is defined as a less prominent trait, based on your assessment results.
Your results rely on a fair and accurate input being provided by you when you answer the assessment.
Your self-reported scores are compared against a large control group via a method that is validated and research-backed.
We do not offer refunds for results that aren't what a customer hoped for or thought they might get.
The percentile scores indicate the proportion of the population who will score at or below yours.
For example, a score of 75 on a given scale indicates that your score is in the highest 75% of the population.
A score of 50 on a given scale indicates that your score is in the average bracket of the population.
A score of 15 on a given scale indicates that your score is in the lowest 15% of the population.
The reason for this is 10 points above average, for example, doesn't equate to 10% above average as the personality distribution exists on a bell curve, meaning that points equate to more than the equivalent percent.
Big 5 & Personality Testing
The Big Five or five-factor model is widely accepted as a credible and valid method of assessing personality traits.
Unlike other kinds of personality tests, that give a fixed output, Big Five works on a sliding scale model. No one, for example, is completely an introvert or an extrovert, however, you are likely to have more and less prominent traits.
This test measures the Big Five personality traits, which are:
Understanding your personality traits better can be a powerful insight and tool, to allow you to connect with others easier and more effectively - at work, home and in your personal life.