The Discovery Survey assesses an individual's natural ability in the 10 Plum Talents:
Talents are composed of a specific combination of competencies. Each competency is a specific combination of 12 traits.
Ten of these traits are based on the Five-Factor Model (FFM) or "Big Five" personality model. The last two traits are facets of cognitive ability: problem solving and social intelligence.
Detailed definitions for each of the fundamental traits are linked below: