Fifteen Factor Questionnaire +

Build a compelling picture of a person’s everyday personality

You can explore your personality by taking this questionnaire and obtaining a profile which has 5 over-arching scales (corresponding to the Big Five) but which also profiles 16 ‘primary’ scales. These provide a more detailed picture of some fundamental underlying characteristics which are considered to be the building blocks of personality. Hence when these scales are combined they describe some of the complex characteristics that differentiate us from each other. The scores are ‘normed’ which means that the profile shows how we compare to other people in the selected comparison group.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

This questionnaire is not available free of charge.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

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.

Use to :

understand personality traits

Use for :

selection, development and career guidance

Suitable for :


Duration :

Untimed, typical completion time 25 to 30 minutes

Number of items :

200

Reliability :

16 primary scales 0.74 – 0.85

Norms :

UK general population

Costs :

£30 + VAT (online Admin, Administrator's and Combined Reports)

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


User Guide

User Guide

Sample Reports

Candidate Sample Report