NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R™)

Benchmark personality against an industry-standard questionnaire

You can explore your personality by taking this questionnaire and obtaining a profile which has 5 over-arching scales (corresponding to the Big Five) but which also profiles 30 ‘facets’. These provide a more detailed picture of the underlying characteristics hence providing greater differentiation between individuals. The scores are ‘normed’ which means that the profile shows how we compare to other people in the selected comparison group.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

The NEO PI-R™ is routinely used in senior level management assessment and selection.

The NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R™) is the standard against which many other personality questionnaires are judged.

It provides a particularly rich understanding of the personality traits that underpin day-to-day behaviour. As with the 15FQ+™, also offered by Team Focus, it is based on the Five Factor Model of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (Anxiety). Each of these five factors is broken down into six facets. For example, for Extraversion the facets are:

  • Warmth – Reserve;
  • Gregarious – Self-Contained;
  • Assertive – Accommodating;
  • Active – Leisurely;
  • Excitement-Seeking – Cautious;
  • Positive Emotions – Low Exuberance.

Team Focus provides professional training in the use of the NEO PI-R™ and access to the Psychological Assessment Resources Inc (PAR) administration and report generation system.

Use to :

understand personality traits

Use for :

selection, development and career guidance

Suitable for :


Duration :

Untimed, typical completion time 25 to 30 minutes

Number of items :

240

Reliability :

30 facet scales 0.56 – 0.1 5 factor scales 0.86 – 0.92

Norms :

UK general population

Costs :


Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


Sample Reports

Candidate Sample Report