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Contemporary thought about personality is no longer primarily focused on Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. To find the roots of NEO Big Five personality assessment, you need to reach back some two millennia and start with a student of Aristotle named Theophrastus.

So begins this fascinating talk by Dr. Jason Rentfrow, who presents results from the BBC Big Personality Test, which is based on the ‘Big Five’ personality traits, and reveals associations between personality and important life domains.

Dr Jason Rentfrow is a Lecturer in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge with research interests in psychological characteristics and person-environment interactions.

To learn more about NEO Big Five as one of the Pathways to Positive Well-being provided through my Charlotte practice, please visit my website.

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Measuring personality in a quantitative way has been an evolving discipline for years. In the 1980’s, corporations became especially keen on understanding the connection between personality type and workplace success.

While the classic Myers-Briggs assessment was an early standard, a new paradigm has evolved that quite literally adds a new dimension to personality testing for career development. Whereas the Myers Briggs addresses four personality dimensions, NEO Big Five measures, you guessed it, five.

Here’s a quick start and comprehensive explanation of the NEO Big Five assessment at the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies website.

Center for Applied Cognitive Studies

The NEO Big Five is one of many methods to explore career options, assess life choices and discover your paths to Positive Well-Being. We can work on it together at my Charlotte, NC practice. Contact me if you’d like a consultation. Be well!

I’ve been talking a lot about some of the creative, physical and spiritual paths to Positive Well-Being over the past few weeks. But an important part of who you are is what you do. Your career. The Path to Well-Being must include an examination of how you spend a significant amount of your waking hours.

Neo Five

The NEO Big Five is the most current, valid, and reliable means of assessing personality available today. It is more than a simple personality quiz. It’s closer to a comprehensive personality inventory. It’s used to understand and interpret personality and applied to great effect in the following areas:

  • Leadership development
  • Performance coaching
  • Job selection and hiring
  • Team building
  • Conflict management
  • Succession planning
  • Competency assessment

Completing the NEO or The WorkPlace Big Five provides the basis to fully optimize human potential in work and in life on an individual level, with a manager, in a team environment, or in an organization.

Big Five theory can lead to great success. A partial corporate client list for work with the NEO Big Five and The WorkPlace Big Five:

  • Bank of America
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Hunton and Williams
  • Meet Minneapolis
  • Peoples Bank
  • Queens University
  • Rutherford Hospital
  • Sharon Towers
  • Sunderland, Asbill and Brennan
  • Wachovia/Wells Fargo

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Harold Thurman

For more on all of the paths to Positive Well-Being, visit my site.