Personality Profiles of U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Personnel
Final rept. 1992-1993
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations