What Are Psychometric Tests?
Psychometric tests help measure our “hidden” attributes. Things that have a major impact upon our how we behave. For example, our personality, motivations, Emotional Intelligence and aptitude.
Understanding more about these attributes can greatly assist development. Enabling us to, for example, use more of or adjust a certain attribute to suit a specific situation.
They are usually administered online and take from around 5 to 25 minutes to complete, dependent upon the test concerned.
Uses Of Psychometric Tests In Development
Psychometric tests can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Individual development.
- Team development.
- Personal effectiveness.
- Career development.
- Succession planning.
- Assessment Centres.
Where We Can Assist
Loxton Consulting Group provide a comprehensive range of Psychometric Tests for use in development initiatives.
We provide trained test interpreters for individual and for group feedback.
Listed below are the main types of Psychometric Tests. We can provide all of these.
Personality Profiles measure behavioural style. For example, whether you prefer working in a group or independently. Whether you prefer taking charge or following others. Your sociability, empathy, creativity and other work related attributes.
Often, but not always, they are based upon the”Big 5” model of personality that measures: Openness / Conscientiousness / Extraversion / Agreeableness / Neuroticism.
An aptitude test assesses what someone is capable of doing. They predict what someone is able to learn or do, given the right education and instruction.
Verbal Reasoning Tests
These measure ability to understand and draw conclusions from written information.
Numerical Reasoning Tests
Numerical reasoning tests measure the ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions based on numerical data. They do not measure mathematical ability, but the ability to use numerical data as a tool to make reasoned decisions and solve problems.
Inductive Reasoning Tests
An inductive reasoning test, sometimes called an abstract reasoning test, measures abilities that are important in solving problems. They measure the ability to work flexibly with unfamiliar information and find solutions. People who perform well on these tests tend to have a greater capacity to think conceptually as well as analytically.
As the name suggests, these questionnaires measure what motivates someone.
Emotional Intelligence Questionnaires
Emotional Intelligence refers to our understanding of ourselves and of others, and our ability to use this knowledge to achieve our goals. An Emotional Intelligence questionnaire measures the degree of our understanding and ability in each of the areas that contribute to our Emotional Intelligence.