Liveliness: The degree of high-spirited attitude
The liveliness trait measures the extent to which someone is spontaneous, animated and attention-seeking, or introspective and prudent. The trait has two opposite poles, namely Serious and Enthusiastic. Let’s look into both poles to better understand how we assess the liveliness trait.
Serious: Individuals who are thinkers, analyzers and evaluators. They are always playing things over and over in their own mind before they act, hence they tend to anticipate problems even in the worst situations. They are reliable, accountable and dependable people who take their responsibilities seriously.
Common Descriptors: restrained, introspective, accountable
Enthusiastic: Individuals who display high interest in the things that they do and getting pleasure from them. They have an active and motivated attitude, they are spontaneous, fun-loving and they respond fast to environmental stimuli.
Common Descriptors: lively, animated, spontaneous, enthusiastic, cheerful, expressive, impulsive
In accordance with research findings, Bryq assessment provides an evidence-based way to assess the liveliness trait in order to provide you with insights that can assist in making informed decisions about the suitability of the candidates based on candidates scores on this specific trait.
Liveliness Interview Guide
The interview questions listed below can draw revealing answers and get you on your way to finding whether employees tend to be more introspective and deeply focusing on the task at hand or more lively and enthusiastic on their day-to-day job and assess the degree of how serious or enthusiastic a candidate is.
Note: There is no right or wrong answer, the answer you are seeking is based on what best fits the role and your company culture.
Top 2 questions and expected answers
1. Why do you think this job would be different/better than your current job?
Serious: Individuals who score closer towards the serious end of the scale are most likely to focus on the practical aspects when comparing their current and new job position. Given their tendency to thoroughly analyze a situation and anticipate specific outcomes they will probably elaborate on the pros and cons when explaining their decisions and subsequent needs.
Enthusiastic: Individuals who score closer towards the enthusiastic end of the scale are most likely to suggest that their future aspirations entail being able to explore new ideas, stimuli and people. Considering their animated spirit they are likely to imply that they get bored relatively easily and they look for a change that will allow them to evolve.
2. Tell me about a time in your current or previous work where you were intensely motivated?
Serious: Individuals who score closer towards the serious end of the scale are most likely to elaborate on details that relate to a project they had to thoroughly investigate, analyze and evaluate which turned out to be a success. Given their deliberate manner and intense focus they are generally likely to be motivated by projects that require a high level of expertise.
Enthusiastic: Individuals who score closer towards the enthusiastic end of the scale are most likely to suggest that there are many projects or tasks which they found themselves being highly motivated to be involved in. Considering their high levels of energy and their enthusiastic spirit they are likely to describe a situation in which several people were involved and they personally had an active participation in the project, where they had the chance to constantly generate and explore new ideas.
3. What things in life do you do where you lose track of time?
4. Why have you chosen this industry to work in?
5. Would you say that developing and using a detailed procedure was always necessary for your job?
6. How do you compare and weigh the pros and cons before making a decision?