In order to contrive answers to work in a candidate’s favour they need to know two things:

  1. What characteristics the employer is looking for in psychological terms
  2. How to manipulate their answers to achieve the appropriate result

Given this, it is very unlikely that a candidate would be able to contrive answers in their favour with the PeopleMaps system. Even a professional psychologist would be unlikely to.

The site also only shows one question at a time. There is nothing obvious or apparent about what the question is seeking. Obvious questions such as “Are you outgoing?” are not asked. The subtlety of questioning and the spontaneity required when answering contributes further to the security of the system, making it very difficult for candates to produce a contrived response.

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