berke personality trait

Measuring Responsiveness

A natural tendency to express opinions and feelings openly and outwardly.

Responsiveness Soft Skills

Understanding whether a candidate leans more calm or more expressive is critical to understanding their general attitude towards work and new opportunities.

Personality assessments helps employers by measuring the responsiveness of prospective candidates so they understand where on the spectrum a candidate falls, and what impact this is likely to have on their ability to succeed in the role.


People who are responsive are:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Fast-paced
  • Motivational

Berke creates custom hiring profiles for you which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and the skills required for success in the role.

Responsiveness in the Workplace

Calm: People lower in responsiveness are often calm and composed. They like to work in a more predictable work environment. They tend to internalize their feelings and opinions, especially when under pressure or during change.

Expressive: People higher in responsiveness tend to be excitable and expressive. They prefer a work environment with a lot of things happening. They often express their feelings and thoughts openly, especially when under pressure.

Berke helps organizations determine what levels of assertiveness are critical for success in each job by looking at the characteristics of top performers.

Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.

Roles requiring responsiveness:

  • Account Executives
  • Customer Service
  • Designers
  • Performers
  • Public Relations

Berke candidate reports make it clear if candidates possess the innate talents needed to succeed.


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Measuring Responsiveness in an Interview

You can gauge a candidate’s responsiveness by asking them to describe how they handled past situations.

  • You could ask what strategies they have used when they have to work with others who weren’t as passionate or enthusiastic about a task? Their answer should give clues as to where they fall on the optimism spectrum.
  • You could also ask about a time when they realized they needed to be measured and calm in presenting information. Was that difficult or easy for them?

Berke includes interview guides tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based candidate’s personality and skills, making it easy to ask thought-provoking questions.

The Berke Personality Assessment

Berke directly measures Responsiveness, among six other core personality traits, as part of its core assessment.

Our team of workplace psychologists partners with you to develop job profiles that outline what levels of each trait influence success in a given role.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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