The 16PF personality test

The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) is a comprehensive measure of normal-range personality. The 16PF is a personality questionnaire that measures 16 personality traits, which can predict a person’s behaviour in a range of contexts.

The 16PF scales measure a person’s characteristic style of thinking, perceiving, and acting over time and in different situations. These personality traits are evidenced through a person’s attitudes, preferences, habits and emotional reactions.

What can the 16PF personality test be used for?

16PF can provide information about a person’s personality, revealing their potential and capacity for performance.

Because the assessment explains basic personality characteristics, the 16PF is used for a wide variety of purposes including the following:

Individual assessment

The 16PF can help a person develop insight into their own strengths, relationships with others, areas for development, their potential and career fit.

Personnel selection

The 16PF can help an organisation’s selection process through identifying applicants who display the personal characteristics that fit best to the requirements of the role.

Leadership development

The 16PF can identify areas of possible development for leaders.

Because the 16PF test has been in use for a long time, it is the most widely used system for categorising and defining personality. Meredith Belbin’s model and testing instruments on identifying team roles uses the 16PF model.

The 16PF assessment test takes about 30 minutes to complete.

How do I arrange the 16PF personality test?

Alison Price is a Chartered Psychologist and an Occupational Psychologist who is experienced in applying psychometrics, including the 16PF, and has the required qualifications to administer the assessment and provide valuable feedback one-to-one.

Should you be interested in using the 16PF, whether for your own development or within your organisation, please contact Alison for further information.