Psychometric Testing
Psychometric Testing

PsyPotential offers a wide and comprehensive variety of psychometric tests. These are all administered and interpreted by professionals who are licensed and experienced in the field of psychometric testing.

 

Psychometric testing provides excellent data to support recruitment and selection processes, talent management, career development and advancement. They are also very effective tools for coaching especially in enhancing the coachee’s self-awareness and highlighting strengths and areas for development.

 

Our test administrators are bound to use tests appropriately and ethically. They are aware of the delicate nature of psychometric testing where reports on a test taker’s personality, aptitude, skills, etc. are produced. Therefore all ethical safeguards are guaranteed.

 

We offer Psychometric testing in three main areas of assessment. Click on the icons below for information about each area.

Personality Profiling

Personality tests offered by PsyPotential are administered and interpreted by professionals who are licensed and experienced. Administrators are bound to use tests appropriately and ethically. They are aware of the delicate nature of psychometric testing where reports on a test takers personality, aptitude, skills, etc. are produced. Therefore all ethical safeguards are guaranteed. The following personality tests are offered as part of PsyPotential’s testing repertoire:

 

Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)

The MSCEIT assesses and measures emotional intelligence from an ability perspective. It measures how well people score on various areas of emotional intelligence. MSCEIT scores represent the actual abilities to solve problems by integrating emotional and cognitive factors in a variety of situations. The MSCEIT assesses four domains of emotional intelligence: Accurate perception of emotions; using emotions effectively to facilitate thinking, problem solving, and creativity; understanding emotions; managing emotions. These four abilities are measured from an intrapersonal and interpersonal perspective. (click here for a sample MSCEIT Resource Report)

 

The MSCEIT is very useful in corporate environments, especially when recruiting and selecting people for leadership and management positions where emotional intelligence plays a major role. The MSCEIT is administered by Patrick J. Psaila, a certified MSCEIT practitioner and registered psychologist.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS ll – Corporate Report)

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is a seventy item personality instrument that helps individuals identify their personality preferences along four scales. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™ of Dr. David Keirsey. It is used widely by Fortune 500 companies, Global 1000, the US Government / Military, academic institutions and non-profit organisations.

 

The Corporate Temperament Report is the most widely used product by organisations and is aimed at leaders and individuals to increase their effectiveness in the workplace (click here for a sample KTS-II Corporate Temperament Report). It provides an analysis of: Personality type; Leadership style; Workplace preferences; Areas of strength to emphasise, as well as areas of potential blind spots.

 

The Corporate Temperament report is often paired with the Team Temperament report for Team Analysis to facilitate powerful team building sessions.

DISC (Everything DISC system)

DiSC is a very simple—and memorable—model made up of four basic styles: D, i, S, and C.

Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC styles—usually one, two, or even three styles stand out. Unlike simple personality tests, there is no perfect DiSC style. Since each person has a unique behavioural profile, people are walking around all over the world with different styles and priorities. These differences are extremely valuable.  Assessing these differences and harnessing their value results in better teamwork, improved workplace communication and healthier organisations overall. The Everything Disc system generates a number of profiles that can be matched to particular assessment requirements.

Everything DISC can also provide a team profile which is very useful for identifying the elements of an existing team as well as potential strengths and weaknesses in relation to the specific team make up.

Enneagram (RHETI – Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator)®

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that consists of nine different types. Every person is considered to be one of nine different personality types, although traits belonging to other types can be found in every individual.

The RHETI is an effective instrument for improving  levels  of self-awareness. It offers deep insights into personality strengths and traps as well as recommendations for growth and development. It is an effective coaching aid  for individuals who want learn more about themselves and how they can grow and develop. The Enneagram is administered and interpreted by Patrick J. Psaila, a registered psychologist.

EQ-i 2.0®

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence can be defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.


Why is EI Important?

While emotional intelligence is not the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Emotional intelligence is not a static factor and can change over time as well as be developed in targeted areas.


The EQi 2.0 – A Scientific Approach to Talent Development

For almost 20 years, consultants and organisations have trusted the science that underpins the EQ-i 2.0®(and its predecessor the EQ-i 1.0) to help improve human performance. The EQ-i 2.0 is a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence (EI) and how it can impact people and the workplace. Being the first scientifically validated measure of EI, coupled with research from premier organisations, means you can count on the EQ-i 2.0 to add robustness and accuracy to your talent management initiatives.

The EQi-2.0 measures 5 composite scales subdivided into 15 sub-scales all of which are considered to be the core elements of emotional intelligence. Each sub-scale is scored independently so that it gives candidates a high definition of their emotional intelligence strengths as well as potential areas for growth.

PsyPotential EQi 2.0 model

Applications of emotional intelligence include:

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Organizational Development
  • Behavioural and Executive Coaching
  • Team Building and Enhancing Team Dynamics
  • Student Personal and Career Development

Click on the following links for samples of the various EQi-2.0 reports.:

 

Fifteen Factor Questionnaire +

The 15FQ+ provides a detailed assessment of one’s personality. Extensive research indicates that a person’s potential for burnout, their trainability and subsequent job satisfaction, have all been shown to be strongly influenced by personality. Thus personality assessment forms a central part of most careers guidance and counselling programmes, with the aim of helping individuals maximise their potential by finding an optimal match between their personality and their choice of career. The models presented from feedback from this test illustrate the relationship between behavioural preferences and job performance.

 

The 15FQ+ has been developed to ensure culture and gender fairness and has been adapted into over 20 languages. It is designed on the basis of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell, and is recongised for its standards for reliability and validity. This test is designed for use with adults with a minimum of secondary/high school education.

 

Click here for a sample 15FQPlus report.

 

These psychometric aptitude and ability tests are all recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

MBTI (Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator)

The Myers-Briggs assessment gives individuals a framework for understanding themselves and appreciating differences in others. It is designed to help individuals identify their preferred way of doing things in four key areas: directing and receiving energy, taking in information, making decisions, and approaching the outside world. Individuals’ natural preferences in these four areas sort into one of 16 distinct personality types.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) indicates personality preferences in four dimensions:

  • Where the person focuses attention – Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
  • The way the person takes in information – Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
  • How a person makes decisions – Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
  • How a person deals with the world – Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
  • The four letters that make up the persons’ personality type can help them to understand themselves and their interactions with others. To find out what their MBTI personality type is, individuals need to complete the MBTI questionnaire and take part in a feedback session from a qualified MBTI practitioner.
Aptitude and Ability Tests

Graduate Reasoning Test

This test has been designed to assess high level reasoning ability. The Graduate Reasoning Test is a comprehensive and in-depth measure of mental reasoning ability. This tool is suitable for management and graduate calibre staff, and is used to measure Verbal, Numerical and Abstract reasoning ability.

General Reasoning Test

A comprehensive and in-depth measure of mental agility, this test has been designed to assess general reasoning ability. This tool is suitable for non-graduate level applicants, and measures mental agility through Verbal, Numerical and Abstract reasoning ability.

Critical Reasoning Test/ Critical Reasoning Test Battery

Critical Reasoning Testing allows one to test an ability to interpret complex information and make logical decisions based on the information presented. This test does so through verbal and numerical critical reasoning. This test is designed for adults of graduate & management level calibre.

Abstract Reasoning Test

This test allows one to have a closer look at general mental ability, or “Fluid Intelligence” which, when tested, shows consistency in predicting outcomes of work and academic achievement. This test is designed for adults of graduate and managerial level calibre.

Clerical Test Battery

This test is targeted towards general clerical and administrative positions, to assess specific aptitudes or to produce a candidate profile. The test assesses a range of clerical aptitudes and skills: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Clerical Checking and Spelling.

Technical Test Battery

The Technical Test Battery measures the core aptitudes required for selecting and assessing staff for engineering apprenticeships, craft apprenticeships or technical training. It consists of three tests, namely, Mechanical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Visual Acuity.

Adapt-g

Adapt-g is designed to test individuals’ ways of yielding maximum information in minimum time. This test reveals a respondent’s ability by identifying the level of question difficulty the respondent can successfully complete. Adapt-g is designed to provide high accuracy and precision in assessing verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning domains. This test is designed for use with adults of a wide range of ability & young people over 15.

Internet Reasoning Test

The Internet Reasoning Test is a test of mental agility. It consists of three sections which can be administered individually or together, measuring Verbal, Numerical and Abstract reasoning ability. The test is designed for use with adults of a wide range of ability & young people over 15.

Values and Motives

Work Attitude Inventory

This test is used to provide insights to an individual’s personal integrity and ethics in a work context. This test is designed for use with adults with a minimum of secondary/high school education.

Values and Motives Inventory

This self-report questionnaire allows one to understand where they are likely to gain most satisfaction and make the biggest contribution at work. This test gives insight into a person’s motivations, and can shed light on the efforts the person will expend in different activities. This test is designed to be used with young people over 15 and adults.

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We strongly believe in listening to our clients and partnering with them in responding to their specific needs. While all our development programmes and services have a core structure, they can be tailored to fit your particular requirements through our customisation process.