Personality Profile Test

Personality Profile Test

What is a Personality Test?

A personality test is a tool used to gain insight into your candidates' motivations, work styles, and how they might fit within your organisation. These tests generate a personality profile rather than a score, helping you understand various traits and characteristics of your candidates.

What Personality Test does Alooba Use?

Alooba uses the Big 5 (OCEAN) Personality Assessment, the most widely accepted model in academic psychology for profiling personality. This model evaluates five key traits: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, providing a comprehensive understanding of a candidate's personality.

What is the Big 5 (OCEAN) Personality Assessment?

The Big 5 Personality Assessment, also known as OCEAN, is the most widely accepted model for profiling an individual's personality in academic psychology. This model evaluates five key personality traits:

  • Openness to Experience: Indicates if the person has a good imagination and is eager to learn and experience new things.

  • Conscientiousness: Shows if the person is deliberate, thoughtful, and focused in their actions.

  • Extroversion: Reveals if the person is more outgoing and energetic or more reserved.

  • Agreeableness: Demonstrates if the person is more of a people person or more critical and analytical.

  • Neuroticism: Provides an indication of how resilient and confident the person is, or if they are more sensitive and prone to stress.

How are the Questions Structured?

All questions in the Big 5 assessment begin with "How well does this statement describe you?" followed by a statement that reflects one of the five OCEAN personality traits. Candidates respond using a five-point Likert scale:

  • Strongly Disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly Agree

How Many Questions are in the Test?

The test comprises a total of 50 questions, with 10 questions dedicated to each of the five personality traits. This distribution ensures a comprehensive evaluation of each trait, providing a detailed personality profile for each candidate.

How Long Does the Personality Test Take the Candidate to Complete?

The personality test is designed to provide insights into a candidate's traits and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Do I Get to Pick Which Questions Go into the Personality Test?

No, the Big 5 Personality Test has a fixed set of 50 questions, with 10 questions dedicated to each of the five personality traits. To gain a comprehensive understanding of a candidate's traits, all questions must be completed.

What are the Benefits of Using Personality Tests?

  • Candidate Insight: Understand what drives and motivates your candidates, and how they approach their work and interactions.

  • Cultural Fit: Assess how well candidates will fit into your company culture, helping to ensure a harmonious and productive work environment.

  • Team Dynamics: Use personality profiles to build balanced and cohesive teams, leveraging diverse strengths and working styles.

Can the Personality Test be Integrated with Other Assessments?

Yes, the Alooba Personality Profiling test can be seamlessly integrated with other assessments, such as technical skills tests (e.g., SQL, Python). This allows you to create a comprehensive evaluation that not only measures a candidate’s skills for the role but also provides insights into their personality and how they might perform in the organisation.

How Do I Set Up the Personality Test?

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Setting up the personality test on Alooba is quick and easy. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the Assessment Creation Page.
  • Click on "+ Add Test".
  • Select "Personality Profiling" from the available options.

This will add the personality test to your assessment, ensuring that candidates' personality traits are evaluated alongside their technical skills.

We Already Have Our Own Personality Test – Why Switch to Alooba?

We understand the value of existing personality tests. However, traditional assessments can be cumbersome and have limitations:

  • Administrative Burden: Creating, distributing, and collecting tests takes up valuable time and resources.

  • Slow Hiring Process: Manual grading and evaluation can significantly slow down the hiring process.

  • Candidate Burden: Complex tests can be time-consuming and burdensome for candidates.

Alooba offers an efficient solution for personality assessment. Here’s a more in-depth discussion of using your own manual tests vs. a proper skills testing platform.

Which Kinds of Roles Does the Personality Test Suit?

The personality test is suitable for all roles. Here are some roles where the personality test can be particularly beneficial:

  • Team Leaders: Understanding leadership styles and interpersonal skills.

  • Customer Service Representatives: Assessing patience, empathy, and communication skills.

  • Sales Professionals: Evaluating assertiveness, resilience, and motivation.

  • Project Managers: Understanding organisation, conscientiousness, and stress management.

Will Candidates Receive Feedback on Their Performance?

Yes, if you have configured your assessment to show candidates their results. They will then receive immediate feedback on their personality profile, including insights into their traits across the five dimensions of the Big 5 (OCEAN) model. This feedback will help candidates understand their strengths and areas for potential development.

Is There a Time Limit for Each Question?

No, there is no specific time limit for each individual question. Candidates will have the overall time for the test that you have set when configuring the test. They can then spend this time on whichever questions they like.

Does the Personality Test Come with Cheating Protection?

Yes, the personality test comes with Alooba’s advanced cheating protection, which includes AI text detection. Check out our complete guide to prevent candidates cheating.

What Are the Benefits of Using the Alooba Personality Test?

The Alooba Personality test is an easy way to evaluate your candidates’ personality traits, ensuring they have the right abilities for your role. There's no need to create, administer, or grade your own test.

Alooba handles it all, providing you with accurate assessments of your candidates' personality traits and how they might fit within your team and company culture.

Can I Add My Own Personality Questions?

Yes, you can add your own personality questions through the Alooba question bank.

What Are the Minimum Technical Requirements?

To ensure a smooth and accurate assessment experience, please adhere to the following technical requirements:

  • Stable Internet Connection: Ensure you have a reliable and stable internet connection to complete the assessment without interruptions.

  • Supported Browsers: Use an up-to-date version of one of the following browsers: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or Edge.

  • Device Requirements: Complete the assessment on a desktop or laptop computer. Using a tablet or mobile device is not advisable due to the smaller screen size, which may prevent you from seeing some details properly.

  • Additional Tools: You might like to have a pen, paper, and calculator available to make notes and perform simple calculations.

Make Assessments a Part of Your Hiring Process

By incorporating the Alooba Personality Test into your hiring process, you gain insights that go beyond resumes and interviews.

Alooba provides a standardised and efficient way to evaluate candidate fit. This allows you to make data-driven hiring decisions, build stronger teams, and ultimately achieve greater success for your organisation.

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