OCEAN OCCUPATIONAL PERSONALITY TEST
- The problem with most job interviews is that at a candidate tells you what they want you to hear. It’s also very difficult to obtain a realistic and deep picture of a candidate with interviews.
- An occupational personality test captures information that’s difficult to see – hidden characteristics that determine how a person acts in a variety of circumstances.
- The OCEAN is one of RightPeople’s ipsative and adaptive personality tests that is based on the research proven, internationally recognised Big Five Theory of Personality. This model of personality examines a person’s style, traits and attitudes on 5, easily interpreted dimensions.
- Importantly, these dimensions aren’t types and avoid ‘labelling’ individuals. This makes the OCEAN ideal for staff selection. The dimensions are stable over a 45-year period beginning in young adulthood (Soldz & Vaillant, 1999). International customers will be interested in the fact that these personality dimensions are considered universal, having been replicated in languages as diverse as German and Chinese (McCrae & Costa, 1997).
The Openness dimension contrasts the ‘open’ person who is generally more willing to entertain novel ideas and unconventional values, with that the ‘closed’ person who tends to be conventional in behaviour and conservative in outlook.
The major aspects of the Conscientiousness factor include accomplishment, scrupulousness, and responsibility. People who score high on this trait are described as well-organised, planful, careful, and thorough. Individuals who score low tend to be disorganised, careless, inefficient, and undependable.
People who score high on this trait are described as talkative, sociable, having high energy, and assertive. Individuals who score low on this trait are described as quiet, solitary, having low energy, shy, and reserved.
Agreeableness is a dimension best perceived as interpersonal in its manifestation, containing aspects of sympathy, compassion, and generosity. People who score high are described as warm-hearted, kind, trusting, and compassionate. People who score low are described as antagonistic, unkind, suspicious, and unsympathetic.
Nervous stress scale
People who score high on this trait are described as emotional, anxious, highly-strung, self-pitying, and self-conscious. Individuals who score low are described as calm, even-tempered, self-satisfied, and comfortable with themselves.