Personality Tests

Personality tests provide a way for measuring a person's key personality traits.

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  • What are personality tests?

    Personality tests assess a whole array of personality traits. The tests we use cover more than 20 traits and are based on the HEXACO model. Developed by chartered occupational psychologists, our personality tests assess key skills which are essential to the everyday working environment.

  • Why do employers use personality tests?

    Employers use personality tests as they reveal a candidate's key skills and how they will fit in with the company and the company culture. Since culture fit is increasingly important in successful teams, it's no surprise these are used by employers hiring for a wide range of roles.

  • What is the personality test format?

    Personality tests include a series of of questions and multiple choice questions. Tests are timed to ensure candidates are judged both for quality and speed. The number of questions and the amount of allotted time vary from test to test, but typically candidates will be given about one minute per question.

  • What skills does personality testing assess?

    It covers a huge range of skills, traits, drives and values. On top of these, personality tests will reveal a candidates ability to focus on key information, to handle pressure and work under time constraints.


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    All our Personality tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    Foundation & advanced

    We offer both foundation and advanced Personality tests to assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

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Personality Tests FAQs

How difficult are the tests?

Unlike the other test types, there is only one level of personality test. This test includes a spectrum of questions with varying complexity and can be given to anyone, regardless of their level of expertise or seniority.

How long do the tests last?

The allotted time for the personality tests vary, but they're typically 15 - 20 minutes long. Likewise, the number of questions will be dependent on the complexity, but as a guide, candidates will be given about one minute per question.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans from starter, right up until custom plans. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can see a test by clicking on the 'view example' button at the top of the page. This test includes a mixture of foundation and advanced level questions so you get a full understanding of the various levels.

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