Inconsistent Personality Result

Explaining the Inconsistent Personality Assessment Result

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Written by Mara Miller
Updated over a week ago

Assessment Result: Inconsistent

“Inconsistent” is not a personality: The assessment needs to be retaken.


There are too many conflicting responses from the candidate to determine if they are suitable for a role. One example might be that they picked “Most” persuasive and “Most” timid, or “Most” outgoing and “Least” sociable. The bottom line is they ultimately end up without any strong strengths which in turn does not lead to the best hire. Typically when receiving an inconsistent result, there is a lot going on in the candidate's life at the moment or they have a hard time making decisions. Overall IdealTraits cannot make a determination on this outcome and would recommend the candidate retake the assessment within 10-14 days. Check out this article to learn how to manually add a candidate to retake the assessment.

Candidate Results

  • Due to stress (Work/home/financial situation/etc.)

  • A hectic day

  • Not being themselves

  • Going too fast

  • Trying to answer based on the position they applied for

Employee Results

  • Insecure; Not being themselves

  • Wears many hats

  • Does not understand their current position


  • Numbers 50 and over indicate stress

  • Trying to be “everything to everybody”

  • Prone to burnout.

**Disclaimer** - Candidates should not be hired or rejected for a position based on their Personality Assessment Results alone. Make sure you are using the assessments as a piece of your process, giving equal consideration to the assessment, resume/experience, and interview.

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