Discover the power of personality with the PAPI personality test

Discover the power of personality with the PAPI personality test

With the Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI) you can start exploring what makes people tick.

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Assess personality for role suitability and deep development

The Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI) is a personality test packed with science and insight and has been successfully deployed by employers globally for decades. Quick to complete, you get a critical foundation for productive conversations in interviews and feedback sessions.

PAPI provides you with a deeper understanding of what drives people and crucial insight into role suitability and employee development strategy, enabling better match to roles and more focused development activity.

Why the PAPI personality test

We’re not psychology or technology – we’re a blend of both.


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    Be versatile – anywhere:

    Roll out the perfect global solution, with an unparalleled range of languages and with cultural sensitivity by design.

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    Personalise to your audience:

    Tailor your reports based on who they’re for: candidate, employee, hiring manager or HR professional.

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    Go deeper:

    Our specialist reports allow you to understand someone’s motivators and demotivators, potential strengths and development areas, the interview questions you should ask, and more.


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    Engage your candidates:

    Get a simple, clear and intuitive interface for both participants and administrators.

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    Discover dynamic reporting:

    Instantly access the insights that matter most with our range of dynamic and concise reports, available in multiple formats.

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    Personalise and create impact:

    Make the process uniquely yours by adding your employer branding and creating your own specific job profiles.

What you need to know about PAPI

  • 20-30 minutes to complete
  • 44-162 items, depending on version
  • Available in over 30 languages
  • Accreditation required
  • Measures work-related personality and preferred style of working

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PAPI looks at 7 factors of personality, split into 26 need and role scales
  • Impact and drive

  • Organisation and structure

  • Ideas and change

  • Interaction

  • Work momentum

  • Composure

  • Engagement

By using PAPI, we get to the core issues easier and can focus quicker and better on the essential character traits for a specific position. Our interviews are more effective, and we can better inform our line managers about possible areas of concern.

Petra Dekker

Corporate Campus Recruiter, TATA Steel