The Big Five personality traits, also known as the five-factor model (FFM), is a model based on common language descriptors of personality.
When factor analysis (a statistical technique) is applied to a personality survey data, some words used to describe aspects of personality are often applied to the same person.
This theory suggests five broad dimensions commonly used to describe the human personality and psyche. The five factors, or preferences as they are commonly called, have been defined as openness (vs. practical), conscientiousness (vs. flexible), extraversion (vs. introversion), agreeableness (vs. analytic).
The fifth factor/preference, “neuroticism”, has not been included in the Teamstowork Report vocabulary. However, aspects of neuroticism have been used to describe aspects of drive and robustness, and data regarding levels of neuroticism from the TeamQ Indicator is also applied to calculate Inter-relational Synergy Potential at a team level.