Personality Questionnaire

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Harver helps companies evaluate applicants on key competencies important for the job. Harver’s Personality tests assesses individual differences in behavior, preferences and style, allowing a closer look at the personalities you are likely to bring to work. Throughout the test you will answer a number of statements, each measuring one of six personality dimensions. Based on your responses the test provides an indication of your likely behavior, preferences and style.

Depending on the role you apply to, certain personality dimensions have been identified as related to success in that specific role and considered in the evaluation of job fit. It’s important to note that your assessment results will be reviewed in combination with multiple sources of information submitted in your application, and serves as only one data point to help companies better understand your potential fit for the job.

The results of the personality assessment show how you score compared to a global applicant norm group and is reported on a nine point standard scale across the six personality dimensions. Most people will score around the middle of the scale, which represents an average score, while scores towards the extremes are less common. There are no right or wrong personality types but depending on the type of role you are applying to different types of personality might be more or less related to success and hence will be evaluated.

If you have any questions about your test results or application process you can reach out to the point of contact at the company you are applying to.

 


Additional information: 

What is visually represented and how to understand it

Our visual representation of the Personality test results present the 6 dimensions and indicate where on the scale you fall based on your responses. Each of the personality dimensions have a low and a high score definition where a score in the middle means you did not identify strongly either way on the statements related to that dimension.

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The 6 Personality Dimensions

The Personality test is broken down into 6 Dimensions found to help differentiate our personality.

The six Dimensions which are assessed in the Personality test:

  1. Honesty-Humility

  2. Emotionality

  3. Extraversion 

  4. Agreeableness

  5. Conscientiousness

  6. Openness to Experience 

Dimensions explained

A dimension is a factor of personality and each dimension represents a specific trait which when put all together comprises what we call personality.  Below you can find basic explanations to each dimension as well as what a high and low score indicate. 

Honesty-Humility: 

Low extreme: Calculating

High extreme: Honest

Persons with very high scores on the Honesty-Humility scale tend to avoid manipulating others for personal gain, feel little temptation to break rules, are uninterested in lavish wealth and luxuries, and feel no special entitlement to elevated social status. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale may have a tendency to flatter others to get what they want, could oversee  rules for personal gain, are more likely motivated by material gain, and often feel a sense of self-importance.

Emotionality:

Low extreme: Thick-skinned

High extreme: Sensitive

Persons with very high scores on the Emotionality scale are more likely to experience fear of physical dangers, experience stress and worry in the face of difficulties, feel a need for emotional support from others, and more easily connect emotionally with others. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale may have a tendency to not be deterred by the prospect of physical harm, feel little worry even in stressful situations, have little need to share their concerns with others, and at the same time are not likely to  concern oneself with others' emotions. 

Extraversion:

Low extreme: Reserved

High extreme: Outgoing

Persons with very high scores on the Extraversion scale are more likely to feel positively about themselves, feel confident when leading or addressing groups of people, enjoy social gatherings and interactions, and are likely  to be lively and easily get enthusiastic. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale may have a tendency to be more low-key and may feel awkward when they are the center of social attention, they tend to let others initiate interaction and often listen before speaking and are likely to be modest and reflective in social contexts..

Agreeableness:

Low extreme: Challenging

High extreme: Compromising

Persons with very high scores on the Agreeableness scale are more likely to forgive the wrongs that they suffered, are lenient in judging others, are often willing to compromise and cooperate with others, and can easily control their temper. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale are more likely to stand their ground and challenge the opinions of others, are likely direct in dealings with other people, may have a tendency to be critical of others' shortcomings,, and are more likely to feel anger readily in response to mistreatment. 

Conscientiousness:

Low extreme: Easy-going

High extreme: Hard-working

Persons with very high scores on the Conscientiousness scale tend to organize their time and their physical surroundings, work in a disciplined way toward their goals, strive for accuracy and perfection in their tasks, and deliberate carefully when making decisions. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale tend to be less concerned  with orderly surroundings or schedules, are likely to be more relaxed in relation to achievements and may shy away from too difficult or challenging tasks. They tend to tolerate errors in their work and not get caught up in details, and are more likely to make decisions on impulse rather than careful deliberations.

Openness to Experience:

Low extreme: Realistic

High extreme: Imaginative

Persons with very high scores on the Openness to Experience scale are likely to become absorbed in the beauty of art and nature, are inquisitive about various domains of knowledge, use their imagination freely in everyday life, and take an interest in unusual ideas or people. Conversely, persons with very low scores on this scale are rather unimpressed by most works of art, feel less intellectual curiosity, are likely to shy away from creative pursuits,  appreciate familiar settings and established methods over radical or unconventional ideas. 

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