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Personality assessment (NEO)



The NEO PI-R is a measure of the five major domains of personality as well as the six facets that define each domain. Taken together, the five domain scales and thirty facet scales of the NEO PI-R facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of normal adult personality. The NEO PI-R is recognized internationally as a gold standard for personality assessment. Today, reputable developers of personality tests for the occupational market will as a matter of course publish data on the relationship of their tests with the five factor model using one form or another of the NEO as the benchmark. The total amount of recent data from high level academic journals concerning the NEO PI-R underpins its quality.


Description of the domains:



Neuroticism: identifies individuals who are prone to psychological distress

Extraversion: quantity and intensity of energy directed outwards into the social world

Openness to Experience: the active seeking and appreciation of experiences for their own sake

Agreeableness: the kinds of interactions an individual prefers from compassion to tough mindedness

Conscientiousness: degree of organization, persistence, control and motivation in goal directed behaviour




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