Personality - Big 5

About

Receptiviti’s Language-based Personality framework is based on The Big Five personality traits, also known as the OCEAN model of personality traits. The Big Five model includes five main categories, each of which contains six underlying facets, for a total of 35 different measures of personality.

It's important to note that Receptiviti’s evaluation of personality is based on the analysis of a person’s language. This approach is fundamentally different from the traditional way of assessing personality, which typically relies on self-assessment surveys or questionnaires. For this reason, we have termed our approach "Language-based Personality."

We believe our approach accurately reflects how one’s personality is perceived by others, whereas traditional personality assessments reflect an individual’s perception of their own personality. The two can be markedly different for a variety of reasons including one’s own biases, but the language-based approach provides for a more objective evaluation.

Our measures are baselined against our proprietary personality datasets, which are comprised of hundreds of thousands of personality-labelled language samples that exceed 350 words.

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Categories and Facets

CategorySummaryHigh ScoreLow Score
opennessThis measure and its facets examines the degree to which a person is open to new ideas or new experiences.Suggests an individual is emotional, creative, and imaginative.Suggests that an individual is more conventional, predictable, and practical.
Facets
artisticThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they appreciate and enjoy the arts.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear to appreciate and enjoy the arts.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less likely to appreciate and enjoy the arts.
adventurousThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they enjoy and seek out adventure.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear to enjoy and seek out adventure.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them less likely to enjoy and seek out adventure.
intellectualThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are inclined toward intellectual or academic learning.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear inclined toward intellectual or academic learning.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less inclined toward intellectual or academic learning.
liberalThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are socially and ideologically liberal.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear socially and ideologically liberal.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less socially and ideologically liberal.
imaginativeThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are imaginative.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear imaginative.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less imaginative.
emotionally_awareThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are conscious of and connected with their feelings and emotions.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear conscious of and connected with their feelings and emotions.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less conscious of and connected with their feelings and emotions.

CategorySummaryHigh ScoreLow Score
conscientiousnessThis measure and its facets examine the degree to which a person is reliable, organized, disciplined, and deliberate.Suggests an individual is significantly organized, disciplined, and deliberate.Suggests that an individual is more impulsive, careless, or disorganized.
Facets
self_assuredThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are confident in themselves.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear highly confident in themselves.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less confident in themselves.
disciplinedThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are prone to following routines and rules.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they are likely to follow routines and rules.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they are less likely to follow routines and rules.
ambitiousThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are ambitious or driven by the desire for achievement.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear ambitious or driven by the desire for achievement.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less ambitious or driven by the desire for achievement.
dutifulThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they respect expectations or authority.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear likely to respect expectations or authority.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less likely to respect expectations or authority.
cautiousThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are cautious.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear cautious.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less cautious.
organizedThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are organized and orderly.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear organized and orderly.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less organized and orderly.

MeasureSummaryHigh ScoreLow Score
extraversionThis measure and its facets examine the degree to which a person feels energized or uplifted when interacting with others.Suggests an individual is significantly sociable, out-going, and socially assertive.Suggests that an individual is more reserved, reflective, dislikes being the centre of attention.
Facets
sociableThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they seek out and enjoy social situations.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they are likely to seek out and enjoy social situations.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they are less likely to seek out and enjoy social situations.
friendlyThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are friendly and positive when interacting with others.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear friendly and positive when interacting with others.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less friendly and positive when interacting with others.
assertiveThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are assertive and comfortable expressing their ideas and needs.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear assertive and comfortable expressing their ideas and needs.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less assertive and comfortable expressing their ideas and needs.
activeThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they have a need for activity and engagement in their life.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear likely to need activity and engagement in their life.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less likely to need activity and engagement in their life.
energeticThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they have energy and enthusiasm.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear likely to have energy and enthusiasm.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less likely to have energy and enthusiasm.
cheerfulThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are happy and cheerful.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear happy and cheerful.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less happy and cheerful.

MeasureSummaryHigh ScoreLow Score
agreeablenessThis measure and its facets examine the degree to which a person is inclined to please others.Suggests an individual is significantly cooperative, trusting, and well-liked.Suggests that an individual is more critical, demanding, and unsympathetic.
Facets
generousThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they enjoy spending their time and money on others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they enjoy spending their time and money on others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they are unlikely to enjoy spending their time and money on others.
trustingThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they trust people easily.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear trusting of others.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less trusting of others.
cooperativeThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they take into account the needs of others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they typically take into account the needs of others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they less frequently take into account the needs of others.
empatheticThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are internalizing the feelings of others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they typically internalize the feelings of others.Suggests an individual is using language that reflects they less frequently internalize the feelings of others.
genuineThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are genuine and honest.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear genuine and honest.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less genuine and honest.
humbleThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are humble and modest.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear humble and modest.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less humble and modest.

MeasureSummaryHigh ScoreLow Score
neuroticismThis measure and its facets examine the degree to which a person expresses signs of anxiety, unhappiness, pessimism, or depression.Suggests an individual is significantly anxious, unhappy, pessimistic, or depressed.Suggests an individual is more calm, resilient, and confident.
Facets
impulsiveThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they act impulsively.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear likely to act impulsively.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less likely to act impulsively.
stress_proneThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are experiencing stress and strongly affected by it.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear affected by stress.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less affected by stress.
anxiety_proneThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are experiencing anxiety and affected by it.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear affected by anxiety.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less affected by anxiety.
aggressiveThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are aggressive.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear aggressive.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less aggressive or not aggressive at all.
melancholyThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are melancholic.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear melancholy.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less melancholy or not melancholy at all.
self_consciousThe degree to which a person uses language that suggests they feel embarrassed or anxious about themselves or their skills.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear embarrassed or anxious about themselves or their skills.Suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear less embarrassed or anxious about themselves or their skills.

Specs and Examples

Measures in the Language-based Personality framework are always in the range of 0 to 100.

A language sample that generates a score of 80 on any Personality measure implies that 80% of all samples in our curated baseline dataset have scores that are less than the score of the language sample being analyzed.

Note

  • Results will be most reliable when your text sample is greater than 350 words in length, but ideally 500 words or more.
  • All Language-based Personality framework measures can be used for comparisons since they have already been baselined.

Following are examples of how to interpret the Personality scores derived from sample language:

Example 1: I started my career as a developer 15 years ago. Java used to be all the rage back then. I loved the intricacies of working with code; each day felt like a challenge to overcome, a mountain to climb - it was exhilarating! Life as a developer means needing to continuously up skill oneself or risk becoming irrelevant. As a lifelong learner, I embraced this with joy and enthusiasm. I worked in the same company for 12 years and found the team and environment to be excellent! When the company had to shut down due to financial woes, I found myself in another dev shop - this one focused on building next gen AI solutions for interplanetary robots. I wouldn't call myself overly ambitious - not like my friends in investment banking. With the strength of 15 years of experience behind me, I moved up the ranks fairly quickly. At the moment, I am CTO for the company that builds those AI solutions I just mentioned. I still get to code a lot - which is the whole point I even got into this career in the first place - so that's excellent!

self_assured evaluates the degree to which a person uses language that suggests they are confident in themselves. A high score suggests an individual is using language that makes them appear highly confident in themselves, whereas a low score indicates that they are using language that makes them appear less confident in themselves. The paragraph above returns a score of 84 for self_assured. This means that 84% of text samples in our baseline dataset score less than the current text sample for self_assured. This is a good indication that the paragraph above indicates moderately high self-assuredness.

// partial response
{
"receptiviti_measures": {
"self_assured": 84.18319480334408
}
}

Example 2: I started my career as a developer 15 years ago. Java used to be all the rage back then. I despised the complexities of working with code; each day felt monotonous - I was and am tired! Life as a developer means needing to continuously up skill oneself or risk becoming irrelevant. As someone who enjoyed a laid-back life, this frustrated me. I worked in the same company for 12 years because I didn't know what else to do with my life. When the company had to shut down due to financial woes, I found myself lost - not because this was my calling, but because i hate change! Eventually, I found a new job - urgh - another dev shop. I'm definitely not ambitious - i don't find my career to be my calling - I believe my problem is that I don't really know what I would do otherwise. I don't know what I want.

// partial response
{
"receptiviti_measures": {
"self_assured": 29.120428928298242
}
}

This second example is a modified version of the first example, changed to include language that is decidedly less self-assured. As a result, we see that the self_assured score falls to 29.12. This means that only 29.12% of text samples in our baseline dataset score less than what this sample returned for self-assured.