The 16PF was developed to measure the personality dimensions that affect a person's behaviour. At the broadest level there are five Global Factors. These factors are composed of sixteen more detailed 'scales' that provide a greater insight into aspects of personality. These primary factors help to identify a person's unique personality by measuring his or her characteristic style of thinking, perceiving and acting in a wide range of situations.
Emotional intelligence (Ei) refers to immediate functioning, how a person applies knowledge to the immediate situation. To measure Ei is said to measure one's "common sense" and ability to get along in the world. The EQi explores the emotional, social and survival dimensions of intelligence. The concern is with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings, which in turn can increase the ability to deal more successfully with environmental demands.
The Golden (GPTP™) comprises five dimensions that can be used to explain individual differences in personality. The first three dimensions are based upon Jung's (1964) theory of psychological type, the fourth on Allport's notion of the "Dynamic organization" within an individual and his or her adjustment to the environment, and the fifth on the trait of Emotional Stability from the "Big Five" model of personality proposed by Eysenck and other researchers (Wiggins 2003).
The Global Scales :
The first four global dimensions can be interpreted in combination offering 16 possibilities; for example ESFA (Extroverting, Sensing, Feeling and Adapting).
The HDS is described as a measure of 11 different personality dimensions. In turn, these are organized into psychometrically sound clusters that include personal and interpersonal strengths, and derailers, that can impact upon personal success and team relationships.
Hogan believes that the derailers that have impact upon our lives come in the form of attempts to intimidate, seduce or control other people. The strategies of intimidation, seduction and control form the basis of the specific HDS clusters identified by Hogan. It is said that as work colleagues can grow weary of being intimidated, seduced or controlled, excessive use can interfere with our abilities to get along, get ahead and have meaning in our lives.
The SOSIE™ combines three scales developed by the American psychologist Leonard V. Gordon between 1953 and 1967. These include the Gordon Personal Profile Inventory, the Survey of Personal Values and the Survey of Interpersonal Values. The SOSIE™ personality dimensions assess personal resources, potential, strengths and development needs. The values dimensions highlight motivation, conflicting values, sources of satisfaction andengagement.
The SILM® Coaching Scale (Beta version ©2011) combines two scales. The SILM® Relate Scale explores attitudes towards others and society in general; the SILM® Function Scale assesses thinking styles, emotion and environmental preferences. Exploring the dynamic of these different dimensions offers a deeper insight into our being in the
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