What is a personality profile?

A personality profile is a set of specific statements designed to describe an individual’s behavioral preferences. In other words, it identifies the ways a person likes to work, behave and react to others. However, personality profiles do not define a person’s abilities, nor should they be used to categorize individuals or their potential.

Personality profiles are useful development tools for helping individuals understand how they see themselves and relate to others. Personality profiles help individuals understand their feelings and emotions, how they deal with them, and how they approach problems. Understanding personality underpins self-awareness and emotional intelligence.


What is the 5 STeP™?

The 5 STeP Profile™ is a personality profile that provides a comprehensive and detailed description of an adult’s personality based on the Five Factor Model of personality, the most scientifically backed personality profile instrument in the world. Our 5 STeP™ provides a powerful taxonomy for understanding and describing an individual’s default behavioral characteristics. The 5 STeP Profile™ can help your leaders develop self-awareness and gain insights into their behavioral drivers.

With half the statements found in other scientific profiles, individuals receive a detailed report to help them understand the unique set of personality traits and explain some of their personal preferences. Armed with these insights, leaders can be more deliberate in their interactions with others in order to improve their success in the workplace.

TalentSage Five Super Trait Personality Profile

Key features

  • Suggests both positive and challenges for each behavioral trait
  • Adjusts for nationality and gender
  • Provides a global peer norming database
  • Offers cohort results and chart for debriefing

Why is the 5 STeP™ useful?

  • Helps leaders understand themselves and others
  • Explains individuals’ everyday actions and behaviors towards others
  • Establishes a foundation for interpersonal dynamics
  • Articulates people’s behavioral similarities and differences
  • Facilitates employee and leader development
  • Provides rich input into coaching and development conversations
  • Feeds into an individual’s personal development plan

Other tools for individual development

The 5 STeP™ derives from the Big 5 Survey and questions. These same questions can also indicate team role preferences and pressure points that can become barriers to one’s own success. If you want others to learn more about their personality and its impact on team performance or performance under pressure, look no further. Additional reports can be added without any extra effort and at a fraction of the price.