Accession Number:

ADA281692

Title:

Personality Profiles of U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1992-1993

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

One hundred thirty-nine U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land SEAL personnel completed the NEO Personality Inventory NEO-PI . The average profiles were compared to adult male norms for five broadly defined domains. SEALs scored lower in Neuroticism and Agreeableness, average in Openness, and higher in Extraversion and Conscientiousness compared to these two populations. High Extraversion and conscientiousness scores have been shown to predict job performance in other professions. SEALs seek excitement and dangerous environments, but are otherwise stable, calm, and rarely reckless or impulsive. Although this average profile may not characterize any individual SEAL, we believe this study provides the most comprehensive personality profile of Navy SEALs to date. Navy SEAL, NEO Personality Inventory, Personality, Profile.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE