We've just launched some exciting under-the-hood improvements to Alva’s Personality Test! These improvements are designed to keep Alva's Personality Test best-in-class by applying the foremost practices in machine learning and Modern Test Theory.

  • We now have more questions for our adaptive algorithm to choose from

  • We’ve added a Mandarin version, and now support test-taking in 15 languages

NEW

  • We've added 90 new questions across our previously released 14 languages to help us better calculate scores across all possible ranges of our Big Five personality traits

  • We’ve enriched both our adaptive test algorithm and personality trait calculations with data from 114,166 tests and 12 million responses on Alva's Personality Test

  • A slightly lower proportion of candidates will get the highest possible score in a couple of facets, especially within the factors Conscientiousness and Agreeableness

Good to know: changes to Role Fit

Personality scores will change slightly due to these improvements. As a result, there will be minor effects for Role Fit and candidate rankings.

  • The average change in Role Fit across candidates will be about 2 percentage points, and candidate rankings will remain highly consistent (average rank-order correlation for all jobs r = .93).

  • 96% of users will have little to no changes in their Role Fit scores (smaller than 10 percentage points).

What are the expected changes in Personality scores?

  • Agreeableness

    • 97% of users will maintain a score within 1-point on our 10 point scale, and scores will remain the same for 6 out of 10 users on the personality facets Compassion, Politeness, and Trust

  • Conscientiousness

    • 96% of users will maintain a score within 1-point on our 10 point scale, and scores will remain the same for half of all users on the personality facets Goal-Striving, Carefulness, and Orderliness

  • Extraversion

    • 98% of users will maintain a score within 1-point on our 10 point scale, and scores will remain the same for 6 out of 10 users on the personality facets Assertiveness, Sociability, and Energy Level

  • Emotional Stability

    • 98% of users will maintain a score within 1-point on our 10 point scale, and scores will remain the same for 6 out of 10 users on the personality facets Optimism, Stability, and Stress tolerance

  • Openness to experience

    • 99% of users will maintain a score within 1-point on our 10 point scale, and scores will remain the same for 3 out of 4 users on the personality facets Curiosity, Aesthetic orientation, and Change orientation

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