There are many well known psychometric models, such as MBTI, Insights, DISC, etc,
that have entered the mainstream, yet the scientific community consistently
recommend the Big Five because it is the most relevant predictor of workplace
Personality can be a strong predictor of performance - our core motivations and
beliefs often do not change through our lifetime - and the Big Five is the only
method able to accurately and consistently identify our true self.
The Career Personality Appraisal is based on the Big Five not only because it is
a well-accepted academic psychological model, but also because it is the most
trusted personality-based psychometric tool that predicts how individuals will
react to different situations within the workplace.
While other models provide convenient categorizations, they do not allow for
actionability and application on the same scale as the Big Five. Underscoring the
Big Five attributes are six sub-facets, which deliver insights for recruiting,
career progression and overall workplace effectiveness; these are applicable to
an individual, team dynamics, and organizational design.
The appraisal is designed to help individuals understand their own personality,
their intrinsic motivators, and use this knowledge to succeed in their career. It
is based on five dimensions of an individual’s personality that accurately gauge
responses to situations and the extent to which an individual may exhibit.