Bryq uses the Five-Factor Model of personality, also known as the "Big 5", to measure critical personality traits that employers may be looking for due to role requirements or company culture. The Big 5's traits include Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

These 5 traits are more easily remembered as OCEAN, are Universally accepted as the main parts of a person's personality - in a variation of course. Below, we have outlined each Trait of the Big 5 and how they will be measured during the Bryq assessment.

Do note that like all personality questions, this will cover the most common scenarios, but there will always be exceptions that confirm the rule.

The Big 5 (OCEAN) indicator is calculated from the following profile:


Warmth: Warm

Sensitivity: Sensitive

Abstractedness: Imaginative

Openness to Change: Open to Change


Rule-Consciousness: Rule-conscious

Perfectionism: Perfectionist

Liveliness: Serious

Abstractedness: Practical


Warmth: Warm

Liveliness: Enthusiastic

Social Boldness: Outgoing

Privateness: Forthright

Self-Reliance: Group-oriented


Dominance: Assertive

Social Boldness: Outgoing

Vigilance: Trusting

Openness to Change: Open to change


Emotional Stability: Reactive

Vigilance: Skeptical

Apprehension: Apprehensive

Tension: Tense

When you receive a Candidate Report that includes the OCEAN indicator, you will have access to this chart, which measures the Big 5 traits:

Click here for instructions on how to add Indicators to your assessments.

If you want to see if Indicators are available for your plan, check out the Feature Availability article.


1. Costa Jr, P. T., & McCrae, R. R. (2008). The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R). Sage Publications, Inc. (This is an interesting journal about the development of the 5 traits)

2. Allbeck, J. M., & Badler, N. I. (2008). Creating crowd variation with the ocean personality model.

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