As the most robust and widely used personality frameworks in academic studies, the Big 5 personality model (also referred to as the Five Factor model) was developed by Costa and McCrae in the 1970s. Since then, their model has been used on millions of subjects and consistently demonstrates high construct validity and test-retest reliability across cultures, age, and gender.

Teamscope uses the updated IPIP NEO framework, measuring four facets or dimensions for each factor. Each facet is measured by a total of four questions using a 7-point Likert scale. The end result is a percentile value for each personality factor on a scale of 0 to 100, as well as detailed insights into individual strengths and personal preferences in an organizational setting.

The key benefits of using personality data are:

  • An in-depth understanding of an individual's core traits and preferences minus subjective judgements

  • Data-derived team-fit analyses and insights that make it easier to retain and engage your employees


McCrae, R. R., & John, O. P. (1992). An introduction to the five‚Äźfactor model and its applications. Journal of personality, 60(2), 175-215.

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