HIGH5 test is based on the latest research in the field of positive psychology on the importance of strengths-based vs deficit-focused perspectives on life. The test draws its inspiration from pioneers in the area of strengths-based leadership – such organizations as Martin Seligman and VIA Character Strengths, Gallup Research Center and StrengthsFinder, Marcus Buckingham and StandOut, Richard Stephenson and RSWAT, StrengthScope and many others. It is developed in its entirety by the internal team of strengths experts leveraging the best of existing methodologies and findings from individual assessments of 12 000 people of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
The test consists of 100 questions assessing the individual across 4 domains and 20 strengths. The HIGH5 methodology assumes that all strengths are equally important, yet they are present differently across individuals. The results of the test consist of key 5 strengths to focus the attention of the individual on those strengths that are developed to a greater extent.
There are two factors that distinguish HIGH5 TEST:
1 Focus on actionable strengths stemming from universal character traits
Considering dominant, yet very different, perspectives on defining and assessing strengths, HIGH5 is designed to bridge the gap between the two well known methodologies by focusing on actionable strengths based on universal character traits. In other words, test results answer the question of what your character traits enable you to do well in practice. As such, results are more universally applicable than assessments focusing on talents and work environments, yet more practical than assessments focusing on character traits.
The test uses character traits as basis, with the strengths derived from the latter. Such strengths do not demonstrate themselves only in moments of excellence or near-perfect performance, but rather in everyday moments and interactions. Leveraging them is proven to be one of the basis for higher life satisfaction..
While character traits remain persistent over time, their demonstration in actionable strengths can differ as the individual goes through various experiences during their lifetime. For example, your character of fairness could be the basis of a) establishing strict processes, rules and structures to treat people fairly; or b) feeling and sensing how other people feel in order to build bridges in conflict. Therefore, HIGH5 results are a current snapshot of your actionable strengths stemming from your universal character traits, not a fixed prescriptive profile that is not likely to change.
2 Peer review of your strengths
Peer Review in HIGH 5 Test consists of 20 questions where your invited friends / colleagues / classmates are asked to rank how much a specific strength is associated with you.
By incorporating external reviews, this assessment provides an additional powerful feedback, often times lacking in other tests, on how effectively you are using your strengths and how they are perceived by people you communicate with on daily basis. Whether you are going through a career change or whether you are trying to decide on what to do after university, this perspective can provide a mirror through which one can discover discrepancies between self-reflections and other people’s perception. Being aware of the gap can open your mind on factors that can lead to a happier and more satisfying career.
As result of the peer review test, you receive a list of 5 strengths that ranked the highest based on your peer anonymous evaluations together with full strengths descriptions and real-life applications. To secure the true confidentiality of scores, friends’ reviews will only be displayed after at least 5 friends have evaluated your strengths. It’s worth noting as well that the more evaluations you receive, the more precise are the scores.