Behaviour is the Best Predictor of Work Performance.

In partnership with Talogy – world leader in Talent Measurement – NamanHR brings to you, 16pf – 16 personality factors. A data and behavioural science based psychometric assessment that leverages the power of personality to transform potential of individuals and teams.

Personality is what we are and behaviour is what we do.

It affects our personal lives and impacts workplace behaviour. Any effort to expand an individuals’ performance and potential must, therefore, begin at understanding their personality with precision. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the role of an individual’s personality that helps in identifying development needs. Today, given the developments in Behavioural Science, there are several psychometric tools at our disposal to help us achieve this. Each with its own strength.

At NamanHR, we zeroed in on 16pf – 16 Personality Factors.

Why? Because it is backed by volumes of reliable, validated data since 1949 and used globally by organizations to make data driven decisions. And because we believe in what Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, “the older something is, the longer it’s likely to be around and relevant in the future”.

What is 16pf?

A versatile personality assessment tool on a powerful technology platform.

It 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 which is called 16PF.

Through its objective and empirical measurement of 16 personality factors, the tool accurately predicts behaviour and enables sustainable change.

Here’s more on why 16pf test is our preferred Psychometric Tool at NamanHR.

  • Reveals 16 personality characteristics that are structured around the ‘Big Five’ widely accepted global factors of personality
  • With 2,700+ published research articles that validate and support its theory, it is amongst the most researched and validated behavioural assessment tool today
  • Available in over 20 languages, the tool ensures non-native English speakers are able to leverage the tool correctly and effectively
  • The outcome is compiled and presented in a range of comprehensive reports that are easy to understand and provide tangible recommendations
  • Increases self-awareness by paving a path for growing professionally as well as personally
  • Powers bespoke job analysis and reporting service, enabling tailoring of outputs to your specific business needs

What are 16 Personality Factors?

16pf test assesses the following
  • 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

What are the 5 Global Factors measured by 16pf test?
  • 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?

  • Tough Mindedness: 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 characterised by self-discipline and self-control?

  • Anxiety: Pressure Management

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

Why does your organization need 16pf personality test?

It empowers you with personality insights so you can:

  • Understand individual’s behaviour patterns
  • 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 your organization can utilize 16pf test?

  • Hiring

    • Reduce hiring risk by facilitating the decision-making process
    • Assess culture-person job fitment
    • Map desired personality and behaviour accurately to Job descriptions and enable role based hiring
  • Promotions

    • Identify high potential employees
    • Predict performance in new role / function
    • Identify grooming and coaching needs
  • Skill development

    • Strengthen training need identification
    • Lend accuracy to competency measurement
    • Facilitate stronger behavioural trainings and coaching

The NamanHR Advantage

Ready to develop talent by strengthening foundations, not just superficial actions? 16pf is your answer.

16pf Questionnaire

16pf is a Force Multiplier. It’s guaranteed to lend pace and accuracy to your hiring, promotion, skill development efforts.

Client Success Stories


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Unlock a deeper understanding of your personality traits and behaviours with our global 16pf assessment. Want to discover more tools? Explore our other assessment offerings from Talogy.