16 Personality Factors Questionnaire

The 16 Personality Factors (16PF®) questionnaire is a robust, reliable measure of 16 personality traits that describe and predict a person’s behaviour in a variety of contexts. The instrument is used to select, develop and motivate the people who make organisations thrive.

With over 50 years of research behind it, the insights provided by the 16PF® instrument are authenticated by over 2,700 independent, peer-reviewed research articles, making it a highly reliable, accurate predictor of future behaviour and likely success.

Interpreted by a qualified practitioner, the 16PF® instrument provides a breadth of insight that helps you to understand objectively who people are by getting a view of their whole personality, not just the behaviour they exhibit in professional contexts. It aims to reveal potential, confirm capacity to sustain performance in a larger role and helps identify development needs. This reduces the risk in decisions about key roles and promotions, at all levels, providing a perspective that is difficult to obtain from an interview alone.

The instrument can also act as a point of reference throughout a career, identifying development needs so that a person’s full potential can be realised.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

Over the past 70 years, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument has helped millions of individuals throughout the world gain awareness about themselves and how they interact with others. The MBTI® instrument enables personal transformation by giving people a powerful tool for improving how they communicate, learn and work.

In developing the MBTI® instrument, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, aimed to make Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type understandable and useful in people’s everyday lives.

The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behaviour is actually quite orderly and consistent, owing to basic differences in the ways individuals are oriented toward the external world, take in information and draw conclusions about what they perceive.