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Facet5 Personality Profile

We are all unique. Our personality comes with us wherever we go.
It influences how we approach the world, our work and relationships.

We all have similarities and differences in our motivations, attitudes and behaviour – it’s what makes us who we are. The way we behave and interact with others depends on our own make-up. Therefore, when we understand ourselves and others we are able to develop, work more effectively and build stronger relationships. The Facet5 personality profile provides the foundation for this self-awareness and personal development.

What is the Facet5 Profile?

Facet5 is founded on contemporary, trait-based personality theory – making the data credible, robust and reliable.

The Facet5 Profile provides a ‘snapshot’ of an individual’s personality. A profile details the five major building blocks (the Facet5 factors) of an individuals’ personality. These factors are then broken down into 13 sub-factors.

We all have varying amounts of each factor within our personalities – the amount / score will differ depending on our personal preferences and beliefs. It is the pattern of ‘scores’ we see across each of the factors which provides an overall picture of our personality.

With this in mind, there is no right or wrong profile. Facet5 is not a test which you can ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. We call it a personality profile – often referred to by others as an inventory or scale.

The factors measured by Facet5 are…


The inner drive to commit to own ideas

A drive to confront issues as they arise

A tendency to go your own way


Obvious enthusiasm and energy

Interest in being with people

Involving others in your thinking


Putting other people’s interests first

Always trying to be understanding

Tendency to take people at face value


Being personally organised and planned

Being willing to take personal responsibility


A general sense of tension or stress

Being cautious and not over-optimistic

How it works

Step 1 – Questionnaire

We measure your personality via the completion of an online questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 106 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It’s available in 33 languages. The responses are then compared to a group of ‘like’ people (commonly called a norm group). A sten score is calculated for each factor and sub-factor. It is these scores which are presented in a Facet5 profile.

Step 2 – Profile

A profile report can be downloaded immediately by an Accredited Practitioner from the Facet5 system upon completion of the questionnaire. The comprehensive report outputs are available in multiple languages and help us understand how similar or different our personality traits are to others – and the aspects that make us unique.

Remember; there are no right or wrong answers. Facet5 is not a test – you do not ‘pass’ or ‘fail’.

Step 3 – Debrief

Full interpretation and debrief of the profile is provided by an Accredited Facet5 Practitioner. The debrief takes the individual on a journey of self discovery where they gain a better understanding of their preferred ways. The Practitioner guides the individuals in interpreting the insights offered by their profile in a way that is meaningful to them.


In order to interpret and debrief Facet5, individuals are required to complete an accreditation programme.

The accreditation is an experiential learning programme designed to equip individuals with the know-how to successfully apply Facet5 back in the workplace. Ongoing support is provided following the accreditation as well as access to a rich mix of online resources via online Practitioner Support Centre.

You can find out more about our Accreditation Programme and upcoming event dates below.

So, what’s included in a Facet5 Profile?

Each report comprises of…

Word Cloud: displayed on the front page, it is a quick summary of the main themes in the person’s profile. The more prominent themes appear in larger text.

Overall Profile: a visual picture of an individual’s Facet5 factor profile. This picture can be overlayed with other profiles to show similarities and differences quickly and easily.

Factor Profile pages: details the 5 factors and 13 sub-factor scores. Each factor is detailed in rich commentary that ensure meaningful insights can be created during the initial debrief and beyond.

The core Facet5 Profile can be supplemented with the following add-on reports…

Family Portrait

Provides a visual snapshot of an individual’s Facet5 profile, summarised into one of 17 family types. It uses jargon-free language to support an individual’s understanding of their preferences, behaviours and motivations.


Maps Facet5 data onto a standardised competency model. For each competency Searchlight identifies and describes those expected behaviour and areas of potential risk in an easy, work related language.


Guides line managers in tailoring their relationship with staff on a one-to-one basis. Each person is seen and responded to as an individual. This tailored approach is highly effective as part of an on-boarding process and ongoing relationship development / coaching.


Provides a base for career development discussions. Allows people to review current roles and aspirations in clear behavioural terms. Work Preferences outlines the individuals core drivers, which aspects of a role will appeal and those they may find demotivating.

All supplementary reports can be purchased individually or as one, complete Facet5 profile.

The impact

Our personality drives our behaviour. When we operate on auto-pilot we can often have a ‘hit and miss’ approach to the outcomes we create. We may not be aware of both our strengths, and how to leverage those, or those risks that keep turning up – getting in way of us realising our potential.

When we build self-awareness and understanding, such as that which comes from a Facet5 profile, we can choose different behaviours, resulting in better outcomes, relationships, decisions and performance.

People tell us their experience of their Facet5 profile is:

  • Meaningful, it is not just a set of scores, but a rich story of ‘who I am’

  • Easy to interpret – uses everyday language, not jargon

  • Easy to use and understand

  • Provided me with an ‘aha’ moment that made me really think and, importantly, want to take action 

  • Has a strong strength based approach but doesn’t gloss over the potential issues and risks

  • Provides practical help and guidance

The Facet5 Profile – at a glance

Sample Report

Click here to download a sample Facet5 Profile report

Training Required

Virtual or face-to-face Facet5 accreditation programme. Details available here.

Languages Available

Currently available in 30 languages – find out which languages here.


Online questionnaire, 106 questions, allow approx. 20 minutes to complete, results immediately available

PDF Product Sheet

Click here to download a Facet5 PDF product sheet.

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