What are the methods and types of personality assessments?
Personality assessments assess traits such as feelings and emotional states, preoccupations, motives, attitudes, and interpersonal relations methods. There are many different ways to personality assessment, and many of the widely used methodologies and procedures are controversial. Interviews, rating scales, self-reports, personality inventories, projective techniques, and behavioral observation are examples of these examinations.
Probably the most well-known personality assessment is the five-factor model which focuses on the traits of
Openness to Experience
The development of this model came about by the refinement and classification of multiple character traits. Each trait is marked by being on a spectrum with low and high scoring available.
Below is the original paper [PDF] by one of the key developers R R McCrae entitled: An Introduction to the Five-Factor Model and Its Applications