Work Personality Survey (WPS)

The WPS assesses 20 workplace personality traits covering the Bright Side and the Dark Side of personality. The instrument is suitable for selection and development applications and for different types of client, e.g., leaders, first-time managers, individual contributors, administrative staff, health care workers, and students. The feedback report provides a rich picture of a person's personality traits and how they are likely to affect their work performance along with development tips.


Category Personality traits
Uses Selection programs, assessment and development centers, training courses, coaching, university learning modules
Audience Leaders, first-time managers, executives, administrative workers, health care workers, students
Measures Big 5 factors, 20 personality traits, impression management
Time 10-15 minutes
Norms Very large international reference group
Reliability Internal consistency
Validity Construct and criterion-related
Report Integrated text and graphics, guidance style, suitable for test takers and test users, publication quality
Price £25.00 (GBP)


"The WPS is a self-administered, easy to use, objective personality questionnaire designed to assess an individual's personality traits and how they are likely to affect his or her work. The WPS is modeled on the Big Five theory of personality structure. The instrument has promise, including the capacity to facilitate discussion in work groups regarding personality dynamics and their effect on not only individuals but also teamwork." Buros Center for Testing


Corporate. Click Open Account if you are a human resources professional or test user, and you would like to create an account and purchase assessments for your organization.

Individual. Click Do the Test if you are an individual employee, student, or learner, and you would like to do the assessment yourself online now. The assessment costs $19.95 USD, and you will pay for it after you have completed the questionnaire. You will get your report as soon as you have completed the payment process.


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What the test measures, executive summary, profile of emotional traits and competencies, performance improvement tips and suggestions.

Concept model, relationship to other measures, interpretation of scores and scales, test design and development, reliability, validity, and norms.

Preparation guide for test takers on purpose of the assessment, what the assessment measures, and instructions on how to complete it.

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