The Big 5 Personality Assessment

The Big 5 Personality traits assessment is the result of significant scientific research. Basically, it is based on the premise that personality can be assessed along these 5 core factors:

  1. Conscientiousness
  2. Agreeableness
  3. Neuroticism (or Emotional stability)
  4. Openness (or Intellect / Imagination)
  5. Extraversion

Try out the Big 5 Test here (opens in a new window).

If you are a coach, you can now create your own Big 5 personality test for your practice right here on Evalinator. You can also (optionally) add profile fields to segment and analyze the results further. Sign up here for a 21 day, no-risk trial.

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The Big 5 Personality test can be combined with a Wheel of Life that you can also create with Evalinator. Together, these 2 assessments make up an excellent toolkit to help clients with their journey.

What are the Big 5 Personality Factors

This scientific Big 5 Personality assessment that you can create for your practice is based on 50 key factors identified by Dr.  Lewis R Goldberg at the Oregon Research Institute. IPIP is in public domain.


High scores on conscientiousness indicate that you tend to be disciplined and detail-oriented. This implies that you tend to have less difficulty meeting the goals you set or completing tasks assigned to you.


High scores on agreeableness indicate that you come across as helpful and sensitive. As a result, you will tend to get along better with people because you will inspire trust. 


High scores on extraversion indicate that you are generally outgoing and comfortable meeting and mingling with people. Low scores indicate that you tend to be more reserved.   

Openness to Experience

High scores on openness to experience indicate that you are by nature curious and more adventurous. On the other hand, if you score low on this category, it would indicate that you may not prefer more familiar and set routines.  

Emotional Stability (vs. Neuroticism)

Low scores on Emotional Stability indicate that you are more likely to tend to feel anxious and moody. You may also be prone to having low self-confidence.

Next Steps

As with any personality assessment, the scores on the Big 5 Personality test or assessment must be looked at together and combined with the context (background and current life situation of a person) before drawing any conclusions and actions. Read more about the Big 5 Model here on Simple Psychology, and here on the Penn State website

Create a Big 5 Personality test for your practice. Get started today with a 21 day, no-risk trial.  Combined with the Wheel of Life, you will have an excellent toolkit on your hands without having to resort to paper and PDF printouts.

Launch Your Own Big 5 Assessment in 30 Minutes