The OCEAN Profile
The Big Five or Five Factor model of personality is considered to be the most widely accepted theory of personality in use today. Decades of research focusing on personality measurement has uncovered five (5) broad dimensions of personality. These five dimensions are: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (Negativity); hence the "OCEAN" acronym. Someone's personality is made up of a combination of each of these dimensions. For example, someone could have a high degree of work ethic (high Conscientiousness), may be shy (low Extraversion), is very kind (high Agreeableness), has a positive demeanor (low Negativity), and is very creative (high Openness). Research suggests that personality tends to be stable over time and is associated with a wide range of life outcomes, including academic achievement, personal stability, physical health and job success.
The OCEAN Profile was developed to quickly help organizations identify an individual's five (5) key personality dimensions. The Profile scores can then be compared to specific job attributes requiring the dimensions assessed to ensure you are obtaining the best person/job fit. The five areas assessed by the OCEAN Profile are: