Description & Features

The PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2© adopts the trait approach. This is our latest personality assessment, designed and validated with the most recent method in psychometrics, the Thurstonian IRT. It measures 14 set of dimensions in opposition (e.g. introversion vs. extraversion), thereby resulting in an analysis of 28 aspects of personality and motivations. 

In addition to the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality, several established theories were used for the conceptual and practical development of the PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2©.

Other theoretical frameworks include C.G. Jung (1971) Theory of Psychological Types; William Schutz (1958) Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation; Lee and Ashton(2004) HEXACO Model of Personality and J. Holland (1958) Occupational Themes (RIASEC)

Key Features

  • Uses the Thurstonian IRT model to avoid social desirability
  •  Easy to understand reports, without psychological jargon
  • Internationally recognised, and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

14 sets of character traits are analysed: 

  • Straightforwardness vs. Persuasiveness
  • Firmness vs. Flexibility
  • Emotional sensitivity vs. Emotional distance
  • Introversion vs. Extraversion
  • Structure vs. Improvisation
  • Intuition vs. Focus on facts
  • Personal balance vs. Involvement at work
  • Desire for guidance vs. Desire to lead
  • Need for reflection vs. Need for action
  • Humility vs. Ambition
  • Team work vs. Autonomy
  • Individualism vs. Altruism
  • Free-thinking vs. Rule-following
  •  Familiarity-seeking vs. Novelty-seeking

Mapping to relevant competencies possible?
yes

Measures put in place to remove or reduce biases

Reports can be generated within minutes of candidates completing the questionnaire. The PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2© report is user friendly, customisable and available in several languages. 

All items in the item bank were piloted and pre-tested with professionals from four continents (North America, Europe, East Asia and Australasia) in order to ensure assessed work behaviours were contemporary, global and culture-free.

As the questionnaire is aimed to capture work-behaviours in multiple contexts, items were checked for cultural bias, clarity, offensiveness and language accuracy.

The test also includes a social desirability scale, giving a social desirability score on the report to help users identify how much the user was intentionally portraying themselves in a certain light.


Key Information
Online - desktop / tablet, Online - mobile
15 mins
112 questions
Arabic, Chinese PRC, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Free trial: Yes
No training required to use
500 credits (no contract)

$ 475

$ 500.00 (5% discount)
12 Month(s)
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • 500 credits (1credit = £1)
  • This test costs 40 credits per candidate
  • Access to all tests 
  • Each tests costs between 5 and 45 credits 
  • Credits valid for 12 months
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add
1000 credits (no contract)

$ 900

$ 1000.00 (10% discount)
12 Month(s)
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • 1000 credits (1credit = £1)
  • This test costs 40 credits per candidate
  • Access to all tests 
  • Each tests costs between 5 and 45 credits 
  • Credits valid for 12 months
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add
150 tests

$ 2165.00

per annum
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • Each test costs £14
  • Access to all tests 
  • 12 month contract
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add
500 credits (no contract)

$ 475

$ 500.00 (5% discount)
12 Month(s)
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • 500 credits (1credit = £1)
  • This test costs 40 credits per candidate
  • Access to all tests 
  • Each tests costs between 5 and 45 credits 
  • Credits valid for 12 months
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add
1000 credits (no contract)

$ 900

$ 1000.00 (10% discount)
12 Month(s)
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • 1000 credits (1credit = £1)
  • This test costs 40 credits per candidate
  • Access to all tests 
  • Each tests costs between 5 and 45 credits 
  • Credits valid for 12 months
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add
150 tests

$ 2165.00

per annum
What's included
  • Easy to interpret reports
  • Personalised comments 
  • An analysis of strengths, potential weaknesses, and areas to develop 
  • Each test costs £14
  • Access to all tests 
  • 12 month contract
  • Pay by invoice:Yes
Buy     Add