At Weavee, our foundational theory takes the form of an empirically-backed
methodology, rooted in the field of personality psychology.
Although the theories date back many years and examine personality from many
domains, modern science and research have advanced significantly. With an
academically-supported approach, we’ve condensed the most relevant and
informative elements of that research, to help you understand your personality.
Our measurement tool is a survey generated from the International Personality
Item Pool (IPIP) a scientifically developed inventory of items developed for the
purpose of measuring personality (Goldberg et al, 2006). Our 120-item survey
offers a reliable way to get an accurate measurement of your personality as it
relates to the Big Five.
The impact an individual’s personality can have on their work life has obvious
influences on their motivation as well. Researchers studying the effect of
personality on motivation have suggested a clear link between certain facets of
the Big Five and motivation (Parks, & Guay, 2009). This link remains present,
even when controlling for the details of how one defines “motivation” (Judge, R.
Ilies, 2002). Furthermore, neuroticism has been linked to a concept known as
self-efficacy (related to self-confidence) which has been shown to significantly
influence levels of individual motivation (Judge, Erez, & Bono, 1998, Bandura &