Psychological Testing

We can provide a range of psychological profile combinations specifically designed to support the individual development needs of police officers and staff.

The instruments we provide are selected on the basis of their validity and relevance to any particular police role.

Our unique database (N>450) of senior police personality profile scores enables us to undertake comparisons where appropriate, and to provide helpful feedback that supports constructive development plans.

Some of the instruments we provide are:

The Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

  • This is one of the most widely used instruments for improving personal knowledge and insight both here and abroad.
  • It is well researched and supported, and offers an insight into the way we prefer to interact with the world and with others. Based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type, it helps people to understand themselves and their relationships with others.

The Gordon Personal Profile-Inventory

  • The Gordon Personal Profile-Inventory measures eight personality traits relevant to successful performance in the workplace, (ascendancy, responsibility, emotional stability, sociability, cautiousness, original thinking, personal relations and vigour), plus a measure of self esteem.
  • Research indicates that high scores on some of the traits are predictive of managerial success and leadership ability, while other profile scores suggest areas for development.

Alternatives

Other tests that can be relevant for team building or personal insight which we provide where appropriate are:

The 16PF personality questionnaire

This measures a set of 16 traits that describe and predict a person’s behaviour in a variety of contexts. It is particularly useful for senior management development as it aims to provide comprehensive information about an individual’s whole personality; this can then reveal career potential, confirming capacity to sustain performance in a larger role and helping identify development needs.

The Firo-B

(Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviour) This can be very helpful for teams.

Our feedback reports and follow up sessions provide clients with details of potential strengths and areas for development, together with work-related guidance.