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Personality analysis

Big 5 standard model (psychology)

This Big 5 theory is based on a collection of trait words that describes 5 dimensions of personality.

  • The result of this analysis is not judgmental, it only gives indications of behavioral tendencies.
  • The evaluation is helpful when it comes to self-assessment and assessment by others, but also practical when it comes to study or career choice/change.

Roughly, the following main dimensions can be distinguished in personality psychology, each of which expresses:

  1. How sensitive we are → Emotional sensitivity (self-confident/vulnerable)
  2. where we direct our energy → Extraversion (reserved/sociable)
  3. how we think → openness to experience (constant/experimental)
  4. how we live → conscientiousness (spontaneous/ purposeful)
  5. how we interact → compatibility (competitive/ cooperative)


NLP has similar categories, except that they are called metaprograms or sorts. They should help to better assess oneself and others and to achieve one’s own goals more easily by making one aware of which programs are running (un)consciously.
Sorts are situation- and relationship-specific: at home, at work, or with friends, we behave differently every time. They are practical in personal and professional application

  1. Sort on the theme of action/activity
    I like to wait and see how things develop.
    → proactive versus reactive/waiting (with Jung: active type versus passive type)
  2. Sort on the theme of relationships
    I think it’s important that I get along well with my colleagues; money is also important to me, but not crucial.
    → Closeness versus distance (with Jung: thinking type versus feeling type).
  3. Sort on the topic of thinking styles
    I think it’s nice to develop (personal) projects, but sometimes get lost in the minutiae.
    → Overview versus detail (with Jung: intuitive type versus sensory type).

Both theories have in common that they originate from C.G. Jung.