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work personality index®


The Work Personality Index assessment provides a clear framework for understanding the impact of personality on job performance. It helps you identify key motivators and behaviours – essential for hiring the right people, developing employees and supporting great leaders. Unlike other personality assessments the Work Personality Index assessment only measures personality traits that are directly related to the work environment and on-the-job behaviours. This primary focus of the Work Personality Index helps professionals make the most efficient and effective match between people and work roles.

 Team Dynamics

The latest update to the Psychometrics testing platform combines assessment results from the 21 traits measured by the Work Personality Index and displays them as team aggregate data. Learn more about Team Dynamics. 

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21 work related traits provide critical insight

items and reports use work focused language

job match profiles reduce selection errors and time to hire

Modern reports provide results that are easy to read and interpret


The Work Personality Index focuses on the traits that are important in the work environment. This assessment is based on 21 primary scales that measure distinct aspects of work personality which allow professionals to make logical and informed connections regarding an individual’s preferences and their work behavior. These scales are categorized into six groups that provide a global view of work personality.

energy and drive

  • Social Confidence
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Leadership
  • Persuasion
  • Ambition
  • Energy

work style

  • Persistence
  • Rule-Following
  • Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability

working with others

  • Outgoing
  • Teamwork
  • Concern for Others
  • Democratic

Dealing with pressure and stress

  • Self-Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Problem solving

  • Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking

Managing change

  • Initiative
  • Flexibility

insights from the work personality index

The Work Personality Index is a versatile assessment. With a variety of report options, the results can be used in recruitment, individual, team and leadership development.

leadership development

The Work Personality Index allows organizations to assist leaders identify their strengths and common challenges in areas important to leadership development including how they work with others, how they set goals, approach their work, solve problems, deal with stress and manage change. Using the Work Personality Index in leadership development will help an individual increase their effectiveness and identify pivotal issues – including leveraging their strengths and overcoming weaknesses that, when addressed, will significantly enhance their performance and effectiveness.

team building

The key aspect of effective team building is to help individuals understand themselves and other members of their team. This process allows the team to make the most of each person’s strengths and gives each team member an understanding of why and how others adopt different approaches to their work.

career development

Career development revolves around helping people gain self-awareness of their skills, preferences and values and then identifying occupations that provide a good fit. Results from the Work Personality Index are also helpful for examining job satisfaction in a potential career area.

employee selection

Used as a pre-employment assessment, the Work Personality Index helps match candidates’ characteristics with job requirements and can increase the effectiveness, accuracy and objectivity of an organization’s selection process. Organizations and candidates appreciate the straight forward work focused language of the reports and questionnaire. 


Working remotely requires methods and behaviours that are different from working in an office. To help people successfully manage these differences we have updated the interpretive feedback form on the Work Personality Index. Our updated reports will provide additional feedback focused on hiring, developing and leading employees in a virtual or hybrid environment.

Maximizing your people insights with the Work Personality Index®

One assessment. Multiple applications.

using the work personality index in your organization

The Work Personality Index is a level A instrument, which means there are no restrictions to access and administer this assessment and do not require to be a trained and certified practitioner or hold a degree in psychology or a related discipline.



English and French



Time to Complete

10 minutes

Administration: (online)

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REsults using the Work Personality Index

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Leadership Development during times of change in both the public and private sectors.

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The Work Personality Index® assessment helps retail organizations improve hiring decisions.


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