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How our workplace personality test works

Using one of the most widely accepted psychological theories, presented in a user-friendly interface to give you the insights you need for effective recruitment and development (without having to be a certified psychologist).


Simple assessment

Within just 10 minutes of your candidate’s or employee’s time, you will gain a comprehensive insight into the suitability to a role.

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Detailed insight

Understand more about an individual’s openness to change, whether they thrive in competitive environments, how they adjust to stressful situations and whether they are more likely than others to strive for success.


Robust science

Based on the globally recognised and respected Big Five psychological theory, it has been extensively validated and optimised for workplace applications following psychometric research with thousands of participants.

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Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Personality

  • Format: 78 questions

  • Time to complete: 10 minutes

  • Training required: None


The Thomas Personality assessment has been extensively validated and optimised for workplace applications following psychometric research with thousands of participants with the acquired data being subject to advanced statistical methods.

Click below to download a sample candidate profile from the Thomas Perform platform

Background & Theory

The Thomas Personality assessment is powered by the High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) which was developed by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham in 2006.

The assessment measures Conscientiousness, Adjustment, Curiosity, Risk Approach, Ambiguity Acceptance and Competitiveness.

A person’s responses are reflected back as a position on a continuum for each of the 6 traits, consisting of Very Low, Low, Moderate, High or Very High. Too much or too little of a trait will have advantages as well as disadvantages. Certain trait levels can indicate a high potential to succeed, or potentially indicate characteristics that could de-rail an otherwise successful person.

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Download the factsheet for more information on getting the best possible predictive insight into how well someone will fit a job role

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Format of the Thomas Personality assessment

The Thomas Personality assessment is a self-report questionnaire. Individuals indicate their level of agreement on a 1-7 Likert scale (1 ‘disagree completely’ to 7 ‘agree completely) with 78 unique items. The Personality test takes just 10 minutes to complete.

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