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:

  • Openness to experience: Sometimes called intellect or imagination, this represents the willingness to try new things and think outside the box. Traits include insightfulness, originality, and curiosity.

  • Conscientiousness: The desire to be careful, diligent, and to regulate immediate gratification with self-discipline. Traits include ambition, discipline, consistency, and reliability.

  • Extraversion: A state where an individual draws energy from others and seeks social connections or interaction, as opposed to being alone (introversion). Traits include being outgoing, energetic, and confident.

  • Agreeableness: The measure of how an individual interacts with others, characterized by the degree of compassion and co-operation. Traits include tactfulness, kindness, and loyalty.

  • Neuroticism: A tendency towards negative personality traits, emotional instability, and self-destructive thinking. Traits include pessimism, anxiety, insecurity, and fearfulness.

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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