What is Facet5?

Hello, we are Facet5…

Facet5 is a measure of personality powered by a passion for development. We support individuals, teams, leaders and businesses to realise their full potential.

Used by organisations and consultancies worldwide, we provide a model and a language to explain how people differ in their behaviour, motivation, attitudes, preferred ways of working – and most importantly; what they can achieve.

People and personality sit
at the heart of Facet5

We believe understanding your personality – really, truly understanding it, provides an individual with a sense of their identity and the know-how to thrive in a changing world.

Facet5 provides individuals with intuitive, yet rich insights that can be applied immediately and enhanced over time, leading to positive developmental impact.

“Facet5 gave me that ‘A-ha’ moment. I was instantly able to connect how I perceived myself and the way I like to work to my job and how I work with others.”

Facet5 enables individuals,
teams & organisations

Facet5 provides an easy-to-understand framework and a simple common language that is readily adopted by individuals, teams and organisations to help realise their full potential.

Specifically designed by psychologists for use within organisations, it helps people at all levels understand behaviour and what can be achieved.

Facet5 describes, explains and predicts behaviour in non-judgmental ways, so teams and organisations alike can easily understand and utilise the power of personality.

Robust data, actionable insights

Facet5 was developed in response to client demand for speedy, practical information and to assist businesses and individuals at each stage of an employees’ journey through an organisation.

At a glance, Facet5 offers. . .


Comprehensive reporting options across all Facet5 products


Focused and actionable insights that drive personal development


42 norm groups that allow for meaningful comparison


Facet5 is currently available in 38 languages and growing


Web based questionnaires allow for real-time reporting and self-service delivery


Online resources and facilitator materials build capability quickly and ensure powerful results


Comprehensive development guides and action plans support person-centred learning


Modular content through to fully designed programmes allow for easy integration and delivery


Training and accreditation workshops are available globally, and virtually, delivered in multiple languages


Facet5 is easily applied to personal and leadership development, coaching and team effectiveness

Designed by psychologists, based in science

Specifically designed by psychologists for use within organisations, Facet5 helps people at all levels understand behaviour and what can be achieved.

Facet5 is the result of over 30 years of development using sound psychometric methods to create a model of personality that supports people development, in all its forms.

The five factor model of personality (or ‘Big 5’) is now widely accepted as the best way of describing the fundamental building blocks of personality. The ‘Big 5’ model consistently emerges from psychological research as the irreducible minimum needed to give a comprehensive description of personality and behaviour. Facet5 measures these five factors precisely and quickly to give an accurate and easily applied portrait of an individual’s personality.

If you would like to learn more about the validity & reliability of Facet5, you can request access to the documentation here.

“As psychologists we adhere strongly to scientific principles but as practitioners we know that nothing works unless it is easy to understand and apply. Our mission has been to turn reliable data into information that is presented in the most practical and usable way possible.”

Rebekah Williams
Director & co-author

Is Facet5 for you?

Facet5 can be used by anyone who supports people development and by those curious to understand how they can enable to best in others.

Our current clients and Accredited Practitioners work across a varied range of industries and fields.  These include In-house HR / L&D teams, Organisational development, Recruitment & selection, Coaching & development consultants as well as Functional line managers.

What unites them is a passion for understanding and developing others.  Facet5 provides this insight and understanding to help realise individual, team and leader potential – across the whole employee journey.

Facet5 personal profiling for developing staff at every stage of the employee lifecycle