Identify key personality traits with Mettl Online Employee Personality Inventory Tests

Mettl Personality Inventory has been designed to measure critical work related personality traits, the person’s strengths and growth opportunities, gazing how his or her behaviour influences himself or herself and others, and having a better understanding of others’ personality styles and how to deal with them effectively.

Use this test for:

  1. Screening - source the right set of candidates
  2. Learning and Development - understand the current proficiency level of employee
  3. Identification of High Potential - have a healthy pipeline of future leaders
  4. Succession Planning - fast-track high potential to retain them

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Test Details

Number of items


Test duration

20 minutes



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Test Description

The Mettl Personality Inventory was developed in context of the Five Factor Model. The FFM (Five Factor Model) specifies that people can be described based on their standing on the five broad personality traits. Mettl scientists went beyond the well-established model of the broad “Big Five” personality factors, and developed 26 ‘scales’ or narrower facet-like constructs, which form the building blocks of our assessment.

The “Big Five” personality traits, as they’ve come to be known, have shown to predict important job-related outcomes such as job performance, a person’s potential for burnout, their trainability and subsequent job satisfaction. These five factors are:

  1. Extraversion (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved),
  2. Openness to experience (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious),
  3. Emotional stability (secure/confident vs. sensitive/nervous),
  4. Agreeableness (friendly/compassionate vs. cold/unkind), and
  5. Conscientiousness (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless)


Rigour of the Tool

Five Factor Reliability Score

0.63 to 0.73

Phase Validity Score

0.86 to 0.90

Convergent Validity Score

0.4 to 0.67

Representative Sample

Data collected on a sample of 2,000 for different age groups, gender, educational background, and work profiles.

Team members

Part of SIOP (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology)

Tool Development

In compliance with

APA (American Psychological Association);

EEOC (The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).

Test Design Guidelines

By ATP (Association of Test Publishers).

Answer to common queries:

What if a person takes a test in a socially desirable manner or manipulates or fakes the responses?

Utmost care has been taken care of the social desirability bias at the stage of the item construction itself. Only such items have been included in the final forms of the tests where, though the manipulation of response may seem obvious, but the scoring in such cases cannot be predicted. Alternatively, in few tests where the questions seem to be pretty straightforward, we scientifically figure out if the person has randomly responded or manipulated the responses.

Can we do benchmarking for an organization for a specific role?

It is possible to do so for different job roles for your organization. We follow a scientifically valid benchmarking process. Please write to us and we would be glad to assist.

Is it possible to map an organization's competency framework to your assessments?

We have an exhaustive list of satisfied clients. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

How do we determine the thresholds for the proficiency levels for a norm group?

The thresholds for the proficiency levels are based on the normal probability distribution of scores for a particular norm group.

How are norms formed for any specific psychometric test?

The data obtained through across industries and across verticals of various types of organizations is updated in the Mettl database periodically. Utmost care is taken such that the newly added data gets incorporated periodically while preparing the reports.

What if the reports generated for the psychometric assessments differ from the actual behavior, attitude or aptitude of the person?

Human behavior is a projection of multiple psychological and environmental factors. So, any psychometric report should not be interpreted as a decisive predictor of a particular type of behavior or attitude. These reports should be integrated with all other sources of information in reaching professional decisions about the person. If you find any discrepancy in the reports from actual behavior of the person, always refer to the other environmental, physical and psychological factors driving that behavior. This should be preferably done under supervision of qualified professionals only.


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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

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