Behaviour is the Best Predictor of Work Performance

Personality is what we are and behaviour is what we do. Simply put, personality, besides having affect on the personal front, also impacts workplace behaviour.

It is crucial to understand the role of individual’s personality that helps in identifying development needs. While various psychometric tools can be of use to address these prevailing challenges; Naman in partnership with PSI, a world leader in Talent Measurement brings to you, 16pf®– 16 personality factors, a highly reliable and validated tool with decades of data behind it, used globally by organizations to be able to make data driven decisions.

What is Performance 16pf® ?

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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.

What does the 16pf® measure?

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.

16 Personality Factors
  • Warmth

    Desire to develop close relationships with others: outgoing vs. reserved

  • Reasoning

    Ability to identify and solve verbal and numerical problems and connections: abstract vs. concrete

  • Emotional Stability

    Ability to respond to life situations: calm vs. stressed

  • Liveliness

    Ability to be spontaneous and freely express themselves: spontaneous vs. restrained

  • Socially Secure

    Ability to feel at ease in social situations: uninhibited vs. shy

  • Vigilance

    Ability to be cautious with regard to the intentions and motivations of others: suspicious vs. trusting

  • Openness

    Ability to keep personal information to themselves: discreet vs. openness

  • Openness to Change

    Ability to enjoy new situations and experiences: Flexible vs. connected to the familiar

  • Perfectionism

    Striving by flawlessness accompanied by critical self-evaluations: controlled vs. undisciplined

  • Dominance

    Tendency to influence and control others: powerful vs. submissive

  • Rule-Aware

    Ability to value rules: conforming vs. non-conforming

  • Sensitivity

    Ability to let emotions and feelings of others affect themselves: tender vs. tough

  • Abstractness

    Ability to pay attention to abstract rather than concrete observations: imaginative vs. practical

  • Uncertainty

    Tendency to self-criticism: self-critical vs. self-assured

  • Independence

    Ability to trust own judgements and capacities to work independently: self-reliant vs. dependant

  • Tension

    Ability to not get frustrated by different situations: impatient vs. relaxed

5 Global Traits
  • Extraversion: Relating to others

    How much of time, effort and energy are focused on interpersonal relationships vs. pursuing ideas, projects and tasks?

  • Independence: Influence & collaboration

    Is the person’s style forceful, assertive with independent influence on the environment, or is it more cooperative and collaborative?

  • Toughmindedness: Style of thinking

    How does the person experience the world? Is it an intuitive, creative approach, or an objective and realistic?

  • Self-Control: Structure & flexibility

    Is the person’s approach unrestrained and flexible or is it characterized by self-discipline and self-control?

  • Anxiety: Pressure Management

    How does the person cope with pressure, challenges, disappointments, setbacks and other stressful circumstances?

Why Your Organization Needs 16pf®?

16pf® enables you to hire, promote and develop people who can help your organization thrive and succeed.

The 16pf® as an Instrument

  • Reveals 16 personality characteristics that are structured around the ‘Big Five’ widely accepted global factors of personality
  • Increases self-awareness by paving a path for growing professionally as well as personally
  • Delivers objective and empirical measurement of personality traits that are known to accurately predict behaviour
  • Inspires confidence as there are over 2,700 published research articles that validate and support the 16pf® theory
  • Communicates to a wider audience – available in over 20 languages, each individually researched and validated
  • Powers bespoke job analysis and reporting service, enabling tailoring of outputs to your specific business needs
  • Offers a range of comprehensive reports with an easy-to-understand narrative summary of results

It empowers you with personality insights so you can:

  • Understand individual’s behaviour patterns
  • Provide clear insights into an individual’s expected performance
  • Conduct interviews and create employee development plans, based upon individualized assessment results.
  • Recognize an individual’s potential for leadership and preferred leadership style
  • Identify key personality characteristics that contribute to on-the-job success

How 16pf® Benefits Your Organization?

  • Reduce hiring risk by facilitating the
    decision-making process

  • Facilitate leadership
    and competency development

  • Assess culture-person
    job fitment

  • Competency measurement

  • Identify high potential employees

  • Identify training needs

Our Offerings

16pf® Questionnaire

When competent leadership prevails, people and companies prosper. 16pf® is the tool you’ll need to take your people and your organization to a new level of growth. Find 16pf® at Naman.




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