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Personality testing can yield valuable insights into future job performance. The Criteria Personality Index (CPI) is a personality inventory grounded in the theory of the most widely accepted taxonomy of personality, the “Big Five” personality traits: Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, and Stress Tolerance.
Research has shown that three of the “Big Five” traits are often linked to job performance: Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Extraversion. The Conscientiousness scale has been shown to be correlated to job performance in a wide range of jobs. Agreeableness and Extraversion have been shown to correlate with performance for jobs that require frequent interaction with people.