Personality Behavioural-Assessments

BTI Basic Traits Inventory

The Basic Traits Inventory (BTI), a personality instrument that is based on the Five-Factor model, was developed in South Africa by Taylor and De Bruin (2006).

This tool is used to assess the Big Five personality traits, which are: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. Each of these five personality traits is assessed by four to five facets, which creates a more meaningful and in-depth description of personality for the test-user. The BTI further includes a social desirability scale, which can be used to identify persons who may have attempted to present an overly positive view of themselves.

The facets of the Big Five personality factors as measured by the BTI are:

    1. Neuroticism: Affective Instability, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Consciousness.
    2. Extraversion: Ascendance, Liveliness, Positive Affectivity, Gregariousness, Excitement-Seeking.
    3. Openness to Experience: Aesthetics, Actions, Values, Ideas, Imagination.
    4. Agreeableness: Straightforwardness, Compliance, Modesty, Prosocial Tendencies, Tender Mindedness.
    5. Conscientiousness: Order, Self-Discipline, Dutifulness, Effort, Prudence.


      • Self-Perception 9Self-Regard, Self-Actualization, Emotional Self-awareness
      • Self-Expression (Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, Independence)
      • Interpersonal (Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, Social Responsibility)
      • Decision Making (Problem Solving, Reality Testing, Impulse Control)
      • Stress Management (Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Optimism)
      • Well- Being Indicator (Happiness)


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