Fifteen Factor Questionnaire +

Build a compelling picture of a person’s everyday personality

An essential part of any well-rounded assessment and selection process. The 15FQ+™ is extremely popular in graduate and management recruitment, especially when coupled to the Team Focus Interview Prompts report; and as part of in-depth executive development programmes.

The Fifteen Factor Questionnaire+ (15FQ+) is the latest questionnaire built on 50 years of pioneering research by the eminent psychologist, Ray Cattell.

It provides an in-depth view of personality and overcomes many of the limitations of other sixteen factor questionnaires, not least by providing an independent measure of ‘intellectance’ (confidence in intellectual abilities) rather than ability per se. As with other contemporary questionnaires it also maps onto the Five Factor Model:

  • Openness: Pragmatism-Openness;
  • Conscientiousness: Low self-control –High self-control;
  • Extraversion: Introversion – Extraversion;
  • Agreeableness: Independence-Agreeableness;
  • Neuroticism: Low Anxiety-High Anxiety.

The 16 factors measured by the 15FQ+™ paint a detailed picture of the ‘bright side’ of a person’s personality: what they are usually like. They can also be used to provide additional information on things like team role, leadership and negotiating style.

Training needed: BPS Test User Personality and/or 15FQ+™ (Immediate access if you are already trained to use the 16PF® questionnaires)

(See Course Calendar for further information)

The Foundation Course in Personality course leads to the BPS Test User Occupational, Personality (Part 1) qualification and is included as part of the Test User Personality Qualification or if required separately to gain BPS qualifcation.

No training? We can administer these tests through our bureau service

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