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Personality Test

The Personality Test is based on the Big Five theory. Researchers agree that humans can be described based on theses five factors.


A quick test that measures outward orientation, openness, social agility, determination and emotional stability.

Outgoing orientation

How social and outgoing you experience yourself, if you like to establish new contacts

Extraversion measures how social and extroverted the individual is. It describes how self-confident, talkative and active that person regards his or her personality. It´s easy to see that extroverted people more naturally find a place and dominate in a group when it comes to discussions and decision-making. They want to be included to make an effect and give their opinions.


Depending on the work assignments and management level this is a vital factor for success. Similarly it´s naturally important that, for example, a salesman has an extroverted disposition, as it is for all professions with frequent contact with clients and where one actively has to reach other people.


How open-minded to new ideas and abstract thoughts you are, if you like to reflect on ideas

Persons with an open mind possess a vivid fantasy, are aesthetically oriented, and are in contact with their inner emotions. They are often curious with many areas of interest, such as history, politics and architecture in a mix. Recent research also indicate that open minded people are less prejudiced.


They are intellectually curious, less dependent on the opinions of others and more independent in their thinking. They more easily choose their own path, have no problem working with minority groups or individuals with diverse dispositions. They rather feel that it´s interesting to learn about how other people think and work.

Social flexibility

How responsive, accommodating and adaptable you perceive yourself

Agreeable people are usually considered as being friendly and easily garner sympathy. They have an ease for helping others, don´t seek conflict or confrontation. Basically, agreeable people are altruistic, ”warm” or cooperation-oriented, and expect others to act the same way toward them. Contrarily, people with a low score on this factor are often more confrontational, antagonistic or egocentric.


In a positive context they are most often more competitive. Of course friendly people are more popular and appreciated. On the other hand it´s not sure whether they are better at their profession. The will to stand up for their – or the company´s- interests, as well as being critical, skeptical and inquisitive. This can be valuable in, for example, negotiations or great restructuring projects.


People with a critical disposition, can also be better at rational analysis and calculating thought. They are more task- than people-oriented.


How open-minded to new ideas and abstract thoughts you are, if you like to reflect on ideas

Conscientiousness describes how focused the individual is on planning and reaching an established goal. It describes how conscientious, dutiful or diligent people perceive themselves in comparison with others.


In psychological research, in particular psychodynamic theory, it´s mostly about people with impulse control. Individuals with great self-control aren´t run by impulses. Instead they are planning, controlling, and well-organized, both in thought and in action. Sometimes the term is replaced with ”drive”, initiative, or power of action.

Emotional stability

How you handle stress and uncertainty, while maintaining a calm and stable mood

Emotionally stable people tend to be well-adjusted and generally function well in society. Conversely, people with different types of personal problems will also be more emotionally instable and often have difficulty adapting. Perhaps they´re depressed, nervous or anxious. These people often have a low scores on this factor. The correlation has been shown through several different research projects over the years.


People with a high score are emotionally stable. They are usually temperate, relaxed in social surroundings and don´t get easily upset or worried in social situations. This is obviously a factor for success in most professions, especially at the strategic level. The greater risk there is for insecurity and pressured situations at work, the more important it is to be emotionally stable.

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