An alternative to the MBTI that is extremely well-researched is the WorkPlace Big Five. This instrument is favorably received by research scientists because of the way it was developed. Also, because the reports place respondent scores on a 100-point continuum, it is easy to assess the validity and reliability of the results and conclusions. WorkPlace Big Five results are grouped under five categories (which are called “supertraits”):
- Need for Stability (N)
- Extroversion (E)
- Originality (O)
- Accommodation (A)
- Consolidation (C)
Each of the five supertraits has a small cluster of subtraits that help to define the entire category. In total, the reports provide personal scores from 1 – 100 on more than twenty subtraits.
Since Dennis and Camille began administering the WorkPlace Big Five, they have found that the results correlate closely with workplace competencies and expectations. Fortunately, although 60% of personality traits tend to be inherited (according to CentACS, the developer of this assessment), people can also learn to adjust to workplace situations that require traits (and energy) that runs counter to their “natural” preferences.
This personality online assessment produces two reports:
- For a sample Workplace Big Five Trait Report, click here.
- For a sample Workplace Big Five Narrator Report, click here.
Interested in a WorkPlace Big Five Assessment?
Both Dennis and Camille are certified WorkPlace Big Five consultants and can provide you with an assessment and interpretation session.