PfP – the test you can’t fail

Profiles for People is a system of surveys that generate pragmatic behavioural reports about respondents. As such, it follows, it’s not a test. That’s why we say

“it’s You, as told by You”.

Profiles for People indicates behavioural preferences, that is, it shows how a person or group chooses to behave, across a wide range of factors.

There are no good or bad scores with Profiles for People. A high score isn’t necessarily better than a low score, because the scores shown in our reports simply indicate the degree to which a person is likely to engage in the behaviours being assessed.

Take a moment to study this example:

The first item shows a section of output from the Activation Survey. This survey analyses twelve factors, highlighting what “switches us on and keeps us going”.

The three factors shown here are extrinsic rewards, that is, influences found in one’s environment. These have been drawn from sociological research and experience.

This partial view of an Activation Report shows how each factor being assessed is presented on a preference continuum. There are no good or bad connotations.

Activation Survey graphic profile – partial view

Here, the respondent indicated that Career Reward is more important to them than Material or Social Reward. This is not a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ mark, nor is it ‘good’ or ‘bad’. It’s simply the preference that matters to the respondent at that time. People’s reasons for doing things varies with their changing needs.

This profile shows how the respondent rates the relative importance of career advancement, material gain and contact with people.

The “situation-less” nature of Profiles for People’s surveys can be seen in the way the reports are worded. Great care has been taken to ensure that the descriptive statements reflect preferences in a positive light, as in this sample:

Activation Survey profile text – partial view

High and low scores are neither good nor bad; descriptive text is always worded positively.


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