The 16PF test is based on an entirely different personality theory than the Myers-Briggs®. The 16PF was developed from the work of Dr. Raymond Cattell and his factor analysis over 45 years ago. Instead of four, there are 16 different scales that measure things like anxiety, liveliness, dominance, sensitivity, perfectionism, openness to change, group-orientation, and more. The factors are further grouped together into global factors: self-control, anxiety, extraversion, independence, and tough-mindedness. There are two versions of the 16PF here: the Interpretive report and the Career Development report. You can see sample reports below. The 16PF is often used for personnel selection and development, career planning, and more. (Click here to see the client list).
Is finding or changing your career your main focus now? Learn about how you can cope with stressful conditions, your interpersonal interaction style, your preferred organizational and leadership roles and work settings, as well as your career fields and occupational interests. All this and more can be found in the Career Development report.
The Interpretive report shows your scores on the 16 personality factors as well as the five global scales of Independence, Anxiety, Self-Control, Extraversion, and Tough-Mindedness. Finally, this report has a list of occupational interests and Holland theme scores, similar to those on the Strong®.
With the 16PF Career Development report, you'll have worksheets that help you put your plans into focus. You'll start with your personal strengths as outlined by your report, then review organizational roles and work-setting preferences, then move into career interests, and ending with your goals and action plan. Many people find a structured list helps them clarify those points that have hindered them in the past.
The next step in the process after you complete your test is to schedule your feedback session online. You will get a personal interpretation of your report. We will go over what the report means for you in detail, explain any confusing parts, answer your questions, so you know what your report does and does not mean.
Use our secure server to pay with your credit card. You will then be automatically logged into the test site to begin. After you finish, you will receive your personal report via e-mail. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view your report (Download it for free at Adobe.com). You can schedule your mandatory feedback session online.
The 16PF questionnaire has 185 questions. Most people can finish the test in 25 to 35 minutes online. This test is designed for people at least 16 years old. A test taker needs a 5th grade reading level to understand the questions. You will receive your personal 14-page report by e-mail.
The 16PF questionnaire has 185 questions. Most people can finish the test in 25 to 35 minutes online. This test is designed for people at least 16 years old. A test taker needs a 5th grade reading level to understand the questions. You will receive your personal 33-page report by e-mail.
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