Personality profiling, sometimes known as psychometric testing or psychological profiling, helps us understand a person's personality in a under certain circumstances.
It won't disclose anything about how smart they may be|It is not a indication of intelligence or even ability.
It will only tell you about the individual's preferred behaviour|However you may discover things about what they do.
In this blog post we will deal with what personality profiling is and evenhow to use it at work.
Profiling at the office
You can use profiling in a range of applications in your organisation. For more than 55 years it has been commonly used in;
Coaching and Development
Profiling in Recruitment
Hiring? Then you may want to know that there are a few personality types that will thrive in the job you have and there are some that will not cope at all. It doesn't matter what qualifications or what experience they have. Each person's personality type will determine how they cope with the particular work environment you you have to offer.
It is always better to hire people who are natural rather than people who are not.
A “Natural” will cope with your job role much easier. They will have more opportunity to work to their natural strengths. “Naturals” are less likely to quit and deliver better results.
“Forced Fits” Are always peddling uphill. It takes a lot of energy for them just to get through the day. So People Maps invented SPB. This helps you determine what your work environment is and which personality types are most likely to cope with it.
How To Do this
So one of the usual things people want to know is “how to profile people”. The hard way to do it is to try and do it manually.You need a system, which is a combination of a questionnaire and an algorithm, that produces a result.
Much easier by far is to use an existing platform. It takes years of refinement and development to produce a profiler that can be relied upon. People Maps invested a fortune and almost twenty years to create its platform. Be very careful of any system that tool less than that.
Are you looking for FBI profiling? Then that's a very different subject as this is not something covered in this article.
Personality Profiling Tools
There are many personality profiling tools on the market. You need to be ensuring you order the best one for you. Will it last the test of time?. Make sure it has been tried and tested for years.
Will it do what you need it to do?. There is no such thing as a personality report as they are all very different, make sure you get the right one. Is it an internet system?|Make sure it has been designed to work over the internet|In this day and age software has to work over the internet.
There are some old clunky platformssystems available that you are probably best to avoid. Check the questionnaire is fast and accurate. Look into who the researcher is behind it.