Science Says This Personality Trait Predicts Job Performance

Within the past decade, our society has developed a growing interest in the five-factor model and how this model affects the growth and organization of businesses. “What is the five-factor model?” you may ask. Well, by definition, the five-factor model of personality is a hierarchical organization of personality traits in terms of five basic dimensions: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. Each individual and employee possesses a different array of traits, and throughout our working lives we see how these personality traits affect our performances.


According to the attached article, written by Drake Baer, we see the positive influences a conscientious tester can provide to a working environment. Some key points of the article describe individuals who attain the conscientious personality trait are capable of setting and achieving goals, staying organized, and displaying punctuality.  We feel these qualities are imperative to field employees in our line of work, where reliability and willing to learn can lead to considerable success. Like Woody Allen once said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

This article provides encouraging insight on how we can apply our personality traits to our work. However, we believe that an organization needs to have a mix of personality traits to be successful. We continuously look for field employees that can effortlessly follow directions, yet we do not want to stifle original ideas from our creative thinkers. Each individual brings a unique approach to our workplace. We would like to encourage everyone to express those positive traits, and to develop the traits that can be improved upon. Interested in finding out which of the five personality traits most suits you? Take the test here, and comment below with your results!