How to Interpret Retorio's Results

The core of Retorio is its AI. The output of Retorio's AI is visualized by Retorio's assessment dashboards.

In this article you will:

A short video often says more than a million words. Therefore, let's start this segment with a short (5-minute) video, in which Daniela from our customer success team shows you how to access and interpret Retorio's AI output.



Where to Find Retorio's Dashboards

You can find Retorio's assessment dashboard by entering a list and clicking on any video thumbnail. Thus you can only see your dashboard in lists that have been filled with videos before. By default, Retorio's dashboards include the following elements:

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1. Watch your Users' Videos

In the dashboard, you will see the videos of the interview session to which the dashboard refers. Click on the arrow in the bottom left of the video thumbnail to start watching a video.

2. Click Yourself  from Question to Question

If your users answered several questions as part of their video interview, the question selector enables you to switch between questions. You can either click on "overview" to see aggregated results for all questions associated with a video interview session or you can click on a individual question and the analyses in the dashboard will only refer to the respective question. 

3. Contact Data

On the top of your dashboard you will see your users' contact information to ensure you can identify them (e.g. by means of their email address or name). In the video interview configurator you can define what data your users have to submit with their video interview. Please note that by default, Retorio stores videos anonymously.

4. Job Fit Score

This section shows the overall job fit score that Retorio calculated for the person in the video assessment. This score refers to the overlap between the outcome of the assessment and the target profile that you defined for this assessment.

The lower the deviation between the person in the video and your target profile, the higher the score (100% indicates a perfect match). If you haven't defined any target profile for a list yet, you will see a generic target profile that refers to a typical sales position.

5. Overall Summary

In this section Retorio describes the personality of the person in the video by means of selected adjectives. The adjectives are based on Retorio's Big5 personality analysis. The Big5 model is derived from hundreds of adjectives that jointly describe a person (click here to find out more about the scientific foundations of the Big5 model). Retorio has been trained to automatically identify the most fitting adjectives for the person in the video.

6. Sharing Dashboards

The share button enables you to generate an access link through which you can share a dashboard with users that do not have access to your Retorio account. Just copy the link and send it out. No worries, users with the access link can only see the dashboard for which the link was generated.

7. Interpreting Retorio's Big5 Analysis

The  Big5 analysis represents the core of Retorio's AI output. The Big5 taxonomy comprises five dimensions that provide you with insights into a person's personality, as it is expressed by the person's behavior.

Scientific Insights: Big 5

Personality is usually defined by the set of behaviors, feelings, and thoughts that arise from a person’s biological and environmental state. While there’s no set definition behind the word “personality”, researchers over the past decades have made a respectable effort to optimize the assessment of an individual’s real character traits by different methods. 

Retorio Big 5 Framework

Within this process, five dimensions seem to have emerged along which a person can be characterized: the so-called Big5 of Personality by Costa and McCrae. Of course, as is common in scientific research, no model stands without critique. However, the Big5 have been widely reproduced across various (cultural) contextsgender, age and ethical groups and showed to be equally independent of the language of assessment. The latest version is called the NEO PI-R (NeuroticismExtraversionOpenness Personality Inventory-Revised) and assesses the following traits:

It has to be stressed, that these five categories of personality show a range within each. For example, no one is 100% introverted or 100% extroverted. Individuals tend to play somewhere in the middle of the two.

Retorio predicts the Big5 factors based on the behavior that is shown in the uploaded video. It focuses on perceived personality rather than self-assessed personality (here you'll find an in-depth explanation of the matter)

Retorio depicts a user's Big5 profile in terms of  a chart that comprises white dots and black dots and adjectives.

Adjectives in the Big5 analysis describe different nuances of each Big5 dimension. By clicking on the little "i" button on the top-right of the Big5 graph you can access a detailed explanation of these nuances.

White dots in the Big5 analysis refer to the individual Big5 estimates that Retorio gives for each video segment. The closer the white dots in a graph are to each other, the more consistently Retorio assessed the user across different segments of the video interview.

In contrast, a larger distance between the white dots indicates that the behavior of the person changed substantially across individual video segments and that Retorio accordingly reached a more ambiguous personality prediction.

Black dots in the Big5 analysis refer to the target profile against which the person in the video is benchmarked. 

The colors in the chart and behind the in-depth descriptions indicate how well the person in the video matches the target profile. The color green indicates a strong match, blue indicates a mediocre match, red indicates a weak match.

8. Interpreting Task Fit

Our task fit indication graph helps you identify how well a person fits into certain categories of tasks that might be required in a certain context (e.g. for a certain job). 

Scientific Insights: Task Fit

Scientific analyses of over 200 distinct jobs have shown that job tasks can be categorized along 5 dimensions. Each of those dimensions have different effects on people’s motivation within a job in dependence of their personality.

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Our recommendations are based on multiple research streams such as Murray A. Barrick, Frederick P. Morgeson and Stephen E. Humphrey, and Henry P. Sims and colleagues, and John L. Holland. They differentiate between five dimensions of task fit.

  • Dealing with others
  • Social relations
  • Task autonomy
  • Task identity
  • Task variety

(Here you can get more insights into the scientific foundation of our task fit model).


A person that scores higher (to the right) on a task fit dimension draws comparatively more motivation from the respective factor. This means, the person requires more of this factor in order to work effectively. 

In the task fit graph, the white dots show Retorio's task fit estimate for each video segment. Black dots refer to the target profile against which the person in the video is benchmarked. 

The colors of the chart indicate how well the person in the video matches the target profile. The color green indicates a strong match, blue indicates a mediocre match, red indicates a weak match.

9. Interpreting Culture Fit

For each video segment Retorio assesses to which degree the person in the video matches your organizational culture.

Scientific Insights: Culture Fit

Organizational culture reflects behavioural patterns and attitudes lived through members of an organization (e.g., individuals, groups, teams, etc.). One of the most dominant and well researched taxonomies to assess culture within a company is developed by Charles A. O'Reilly, Jennifer Chatman, and David F. Caldwell.

Retorio - Science - Org Culture

They differentiate between 7 facets, where each of them is more or less appealing depending on one’s personality, which in turn drives their job satisfaction or commitment.

  • Competition
  • Innovation
  • Attention for Detail
  • Outcome-Orientation
  • Team-Orientation
  • Supportiveness
  • Stability

Read more about organizational culture by O'Reilly


Based on the behavior shown in a video, Retorio predicts a value for each of the seven O'Reilly organizational culture factors. Subsequently, Retorio compares these values with your organizational culture, which it obtains from your target profiles.

Depending on how closely a candidate's values match your organizational culture, Retorio either determines a "high", "mid" or "low" culture fit. 

10. Detailed Test Results

In this section, our AI automatically creates a written text that summarizes the personality of the person that took part in the video interview.

11. Interview Suggestions

In this section, Retorio's AI suggests questions that you might ask the person in the video if you invited this person for a deeper conversation (e.g. a job interview or coaching session). The recommendations are based on the overall assessment result of the person and they are enhanced from time to time.



Now you have in-depth insights into Retorio's AI output. You learned about the Bi5 personality model as well as our task fit and culture fit models. Please note that we continuously enhance our analyses. Accordingly, Retorio's dashboards may be enhanced from time to time.


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