Facet5 Personality Profiling

Facet5 profiling assesses views on a range of issues. The facet5 personality assessment looks at attitudes, opinions and preferences and obviously there are no right or wrong answers. It is not a test, which you can pass or fail, and is more often called a profile, inventory or scale.

The facet5 personality assessment is designed to look at those aspects which are relatively stable and consistent and which make you what you are. The results do not imply that you are right or wrong or that there are ‘goods’ and ‘bads’. From this picture of you as a person DST people can develop insights about the way you are likely to react or behave in different situations. This report outlines these ideas but it is up to the individual to work out how accurate they are and how relevant they are to your present situation.

The factors of personality measured by the facet5 personality assessment are generally considered by psychologists to be the five fundamental “Building Blocks” of a person. We each have a certain amount of each factor and it is this pattern of scores, which gives the picture. They are:

  • Will – Determined, assertive, independent.
  • Energy – Enthusiastic, sociable, involved.
  • Affection – Open, sincere, warm, generous.
  • Control – Structured, orderly, self-disciplined.
  • and a fifth factor, Emotionality, which interacts with the others and affects stress tolerance, confidence and emotional state. By taking different views of the same information DST people are able to look at a person from different aspects showing different “Facets” of character.

Although the facet5 personality assessment main factors are distinct sets of character traits, they are made up of a number of core elements as below:

These sub-facets can be extracted separately to show what “flavour” of the main factor is present. For example Will is composed of three “facets”, Determination, Confrontation and Independence.

Typically, Will scores that are either very high or very low will be reasonably equally composed of each facet. However, more moderate scores may be composed of three equally moderate scores or they may be composed of a mixture of high, medium and low “facet” scores.

By splitting the “facets” out of the main factors, it is possible to qualify the interpretation of a Facet5 profile considerably.

DST people generally show a person’s profile using a chart where each scale is divided into 10 points. This particular type of scale is called a “sten” scale, which stands for “Standard Ten”. In this type of scale extreme scores (high or low) are more significant in making up a person s type than more moderate scores.

Your Facet5 profile and the breakdown of the “facets” for each factor are analysed as subfactors.

  • Determination:   The inner drive to commit to own ideas
  • Confrontation:   A drive to confront issues as they arise
  • Independence:   A tendency to go your own way
  • Vitality:   Obvious enthusiasm and energy
  • Sociability:   Interest in being with people
  • Adaptability:   Involving other’s in your thinking Affection Altruism Putting other people’s interests first
  • Support:   Always trying to be understanding
  • Trust:   Tendency to take people at face value
  • Discipline:   Being personally organised and planned
  • Responsibility:   Being willing to take personal responsibility
  • Tension:   A general sense of tension or stress
  • Apprehension:   Being cautious and not over-optimistic

Online candidate assessment of the Facet5 personality profile

A detailed 17 page personality profile report is produced, identifying work preferences and leadership styles such as interpersonal communication, analysis and decision making, initiative and effort, planning and organising.

An analysis of the assessment results and detailed report is conducted by a Facet5 accredited consultant. A feedback session on the results is provided to the client if completed for recruitment purposes and to the candidate if completed for coaching purposes.

Why we and our clients engage in Facet5 – a 20 second clip from our MD John Smith.
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