In-depth Insights You Can Trust

A reliable, validated tool with decades of data behind it, the 16pf® Questionnaire is one of the most widely recognized tools to assess personality. It can be a powerful means of gauging an individual’s work style and strengths, so you can separate the “great” from the “good” and help guide millennials into leadership positions to support strategic goals.

When Dr. Raymond Cattell published the first edition Sixteen Personality Factor (16pf) Questionnaire in 1949, it was a revolutionary concept. In the decades since, more than 2,700 peer-reviewed research articles have authenticated the tool. The current edition has been enhanced and updated and is available in more than 20 languages. The 185 multiple-choice questions take approximately 30 minutes to complete and are designed to comply with EEOC requirements.

The 16pf Questionnaire measures 16 different traits that influence the way individuals work and interact with others. In addition, these 16 traits are grouped into 5 Global Factors that parallel the widely used “Big Five” model, providing a broad overview of personality that looks at:

  • Extraversion
  • Tough-mindedness
  • Self-control
  • Anxiety
  • Independence

The questionnaire also enables you to drill down for deeper insight. Looking at all 16 primary factors provides a more solid base of information for predicting future behavior and performance.

A Versatile Tool on a Powerful Technology Platform

Powered by PAN, the 16pf Questionnaire gives you exceptional flexibility. You can combine it with other test items from the PAN catalog to develop customized assessment content that reflects the organization’s needs. This versatility makes it possible for you to tailor an assessment to match candidates to specific roles and gauge their potential for success.

You can take advantage of standard reports for selection and placement, onboarding, leadership development, career counseling, and more. Or customize reports for specific roles within the organization. Choose from several administration formats and multiple scoring options. The PAN platform also makes it possible to brand the portal and reports with your look, your feel, and your logo.

Personality Insights Support Growth

The proven 16pf Questionnaire provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the whole personality. The insights it reveals can be useful to both the organization and the individual. Used to help get the right people into the right roles or to identify areas for coaching, this versatile, time-tested assessment can be a powerful tool to support both personal and professional growth.

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The 16pf Assessment Measures:

  • Warmth
  • Reasoning
  • Emotional stability
  • Dominance
  • Liveliness
  • Rule-consciousness
  • Social boldness
  • Sensitivity
  • Vigilance
  • Abstractedness
  • Privateness
  • Apprehensiveness
  • Openness to change
  • Self-reliance
  • Perfectionism
  • Tension