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What is OCEAN
OCEAN is a five factor model of personality used in psychology.

OCEAN is a term designating one of the personality models. It was gradually developed by a number of psychologists - Tupes, Christal, Digman, Goldberg, Costa, McCrae, Russell, Karol

Sometimes the model is called Big Five or Big5 according to number of factors.

According to this model there are five basic factors / dimensions of the personality (from the first letters hence its name):

  • Openness (towards experience)
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism


Where to use the OCEAN big five model in practice?

In human resources management when job creating and staffing - job analysis. During various work tasks and activities, different components of personality are applied.

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Last update: 23.08.2016


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