Psychometric Testing is often the term we use when we are actually talking about Personality Profiling.
Psychometric Testing and Personality Profiling comparison
These are terms that are often confused and used interchangeably. Personality profiling more accurately describes what PeopleMaps does. Understanding what people do and why is essential if we are to realise our potential, particularly if you are a line manager.
Do you understand why people behave the way they do? Why is this even it important?
This is something that affects us all, not just line managers. Pretty much everything we want to achieve requires the cooperation or participation of others. They may be employees or they may be suppliers or its quite possible they are customers.
Understanding the people that you are interacting with is as important a core skill as reading or writing.
Of course this all starts with what is best described as “Understanding of Self”.
How can you be expected to understand other’s sufficiently if you do not have a firm understanding of your own personality and why you do the things you do. This is essentially what PeopleMaps is here to do.
The PeopleMaps system is based on the work of Carl Jung, the Swiss Psychologist. But unlike other systems PeopleMaps does not use labels, adhering to the principle that Jung held that “people are all unique”.
The PeopleMaps Map is a breakthrough in Jungian psychology as it allows us to refer to “types” without actually giving an individual a label. We can say someone is in the North East region and have an indication of what that means, whilst refusing to pigeon-hole the person. We can still accept they are unique.
It’s important to have a communication device such as the Map, as it lets us simplify something as complex as human personality. But the real beauty of the map is its ability to respect the uniqueness of the individual.
You may also want to read the Essential Guide to Psychometric Test .
This has been an article about Psychometric Testing.