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16pf® is a personality factor questionnaire developed by Dr. Raymond Cattell in 1949. It is a standardized personality test that measures 16 primary personality factors and 5 global personality factors and is available online in 20+ languages.
16pf® identifies and measures the 16 traits that individuals generally display. These 16 traits usually reflect in more than one of the five global factors, and the grouping is called the 16PF5.
Desire to develop close relationships with others: outgoing vs. reserved
Ability to identify and solve verbal and numerical problems and connections: abstract vs. concrete
Ability to respond to life situations: calm vs. stressed
Ability to be spontaneous and freely express themselves: spontaneous vs. restrained
Ability to feel at ease in social situations: uninhibited vs. shy
Ability to be cautious with regard to the intentions and motivations of others: suspicious vs. trusting
Ability to keep personal information to themselves: discreet vs. openness
Ability to enjoy new situations and experiences: Flexible vs. connected to the familiar
Striving by flawlessness accompanied by critical self-evaluations: controlled vs. undisciplined
Tendency to influence and control others: powerful vs. submissive
Ability to value rules: conforming vs. non-conforming
Ability to let emotions and feelings of others affect themselves: tender vs. tough
Ability to pay attention to abstract rather than concrete observations: imaginative vs. practical
Tendency to self-criticism: self-critical vs. self-assured
Ability to trust own judgements and capacities to work independently: self-reliant vs. dependant
Ability to not get frustrated by different situations: impatient vs. relaxed
How much of time, effort and energy are focused on interpersonal relationships vs. pursuing ideas, projects and tasks?
Is the person’s style forceful, assertive with independent influence on the environment, or is it more cooperative and collaborative?
How does the person experience the world? Is it an intuitive, creative approach, or an objective and realistic?
Is the person’s approach unrestrained and flexible or is it characterized by self-discipline and self-control?
How does the person cope with pressure, challenges, disappointments, setbacks and other stressful circumstances?
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