NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-R™)

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

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


Example Candidate Reports