Personality scale library

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Interpersonal style: How you interact with team mates

  • Adaptable³°
    Adapts style of behaviour to suit different individuals. Changes personality in different situations.
  • Approachable
    Friendly. Easy to get on with. Quickly builds rapport with others.
  • Assertive²¹
    Dominant. Makes presence felt. Sometimes overbearing with others.
  • Direct
    Candid. Speaks out without worrying too much about upsetting people. Direct in expressing opinions.
  • Gregarious²¹
    Likes the company of other people. Sociable. Works well with others. May dislike working alone.
  • Independent
    Non-conforming. Goes own way. Likes to be different. Dislikes compromising to suit others.
  • Influential²¹
    Persuasive. Persists in trying to influence other people. Aims to win people over.
  • Listening²¹
    Prepared to take time to listen to people. Considers others' opinions. Easy to talk to.
  • Poised³°
    At ease with other people. Confident and relaxed on social occasions.

Motivational values: What you find motivating and rewarding

  • Caring²¹
    Prefers jobs that benefit others in some way. Motivated by work that involves caring about others.
  • Friendship²¹
    Regards work as a social opportunity. Would like job to provide chances to form new relationships.
  • Money
    Motivated by making money. Values a high standard of living. Career choices influenced by earnings.
  • Originality
    Motivated by having ideas implemented. Prefers a working environment that encourages originality. Seeks opportunities to be innovative.
  • Praise
    Likes to have hard work noticed. Feels gratified if praised. Can become demotivated if efforts are not acknowledged. 
  • Self-development³°
    Keen to improve. Values training and developing new skills. Prioritises self-development over other concerns.
  • Status²¹
    Likes the prestige that comes with more senior positions. Motivated by status.
  • Striving²¹
    Likes work that has a clear outcome. Motivated by pursuing achievements. Unhappy doing nothing.
  • Variety²¹
    Prefers jobs that offer a variety of tasks and is enjoys executing several projects at the same time. 

Culture fit: The culture you work best in

  • Authority
    Respects authority. Believes in a clear hierarchical structure. Motivated by leading others. Prefers a directive leadership culture.
  • Change²¹
    Likes to work within a culture of organisational change. Prefers innovation to tradition.
  • Competition²¹
    Enjoys working in a competitive environment. Compares own performance with that of others. Plays to win.
  • Ethics³°
    Prefers a working culture which takes a strong moral position. Values professional ethics.
  • Humour²¹
    Values working in a fun environment. Often light hearted at work. Likes the occasional laugh now and then.
  • Intelligence
    Prefers working with intellectually demanding tasks and in academic cultures and organisations.
  • Loyalty
    Values loyalty and long-term commitment. Identifies closely with own organisation.
  • Order²¹
    Likes to have clearly defined rules. Prefers an orderly environment with boundaries and controls.
  • Profit³°
    Believes that making a profit should always be the prime motivator. Enjoys working in a profit-orientated culture.

Thinking style: Your approach to solving problems

  • Creative²¹
    Looks for new approaches. Enjoys trying new ideas. Prefers inventing new methods to applying old ones.
  • Decisive²¹
    Quick to take decisions. Prefers to reach decisions rapidly rather than leave issues open.
  • Detail focused
    Takes a perfectionist approach. Enjoys attending to detail. Notices points that others overlook.
  • Rational²¹
    Scientific and analytical when dealing with problems. Logical by nature. Prefers to rely on data.
  • Rigorous³°
    Thorough and conscientious. Likes to do things properly. Takes time, and avoids short cuts.
  • Risky
    Prepared to take chances. Sometimes enjoys throwing caution to the wind.
  • Strategic²¹
    Approaches issues from a theoretical perspective. Concerned with underlying principles. Prefers strategy to operational specifics.
  • Structured
    Methodical, orderly and systematic. Plans things out before starting. Uncomfortable working in a chaotic manner.
  • Tenacious
    Follows things through. Persists with a task even if it is boring.

Emotional style: How you deal with challenges

  • Calm³°
    Unlikely to become tense or flustered. Cool and calm even in difficult situations.
  • Disclosure
    Expresses emotions easily. Lets feelings show. Open with people about emotions.
  • Emotional analysis
    Likes to make sense of own emotions. Tries to find explanations for feelings.
  • Internal control³°
    Feels a strong sense of personal control. Responsible for own destiny. Tries to influence events towards preferred outcomes.
  • Optimistic²¹
    Expects things to turn out for the best. Confident about the future. Accentuates the positive.
  • Resilient²¹
    Not usually upset by criticism. Tough, rather than emotional.
  • Self sufficiency
    Prefers to rely on self without emotional support from others. Feels emotionally self-sufficient.
  • Self-esteem²¹
    Has inner confidence in own abilities. Feels self-assured and values own worth.
  • Stress management²¹
    Not flustered by high pressure work. Happy coping with tight deadlines. Works better under stress.

Social desirability: Reducing cheating & impression management

  • Social desirability

    Monitors the response style of a candidate to see if they've tried to present themselves in an overly positive light in an attempt to manage the impression they create through their answers.


Personality questionnaires

21 These traits are included in the Core questionnaire. Make sure to use these traits if you want to use the Sales report and Team strengths report.

30 These traits are included in the Enhanced questionnaire, that offers a deeper insight into personality at work. Make sure to use these traits if you want to use the Leadership report.


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