Language-Based Personality - Definitions

Receptiviti makes it possible to measure personality and predict preferences and behaviours by analyzing the language people use to communicate. Unlike traditional personality assessments, there is no survey to administer or questions that need to be answered -- insights are generated based on analysis of language alone.

Receptiviti’s Language-Based Personality framework is based on The Big Five personality traits, also known as the OCEAN model (or taxonomy) of personality traits. The Big Five model includes five main categories, each of which includes 6 underlying facets, for a total of 35 different measures of personality.


It is important to note that Receptiviti’s evaluation of personality is based on analysis of a person’s language, and is fundamentally different than the traditional way of assessing personality which typically uses an assessment or questionnaire. For this reason, we term our approach a “Language-Based Personality” framework.

The Language-Based approach more accurately reflects how a person’s personality is perceived by other people, whereas traditional personality assessments reflect a person’s own perception of themselves. The two can be markedly different for a variety of reasons including a person’s own biases, but the Language Based Personality approach provides for a more objective evaluation. 

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