Personal Style Inventory
A bestseller for more than 25 years, the Personal Style Inventory (PSI) test and training workshop is an accurate, statistically reliable personality-style assessment. Based on Carl Jung's well-known personality theory, the PSI identifies deep-seated style preferences along four paired dimensions:
- Extroversion or Introversion
- Sensing or Intuiting
- Thinking or Feeling
- Perceiving or Judging
Additional Information for Personal Style Inventory:
How It Works
Using either the print or online self-assessment, individuals respond to a series of 32 statements that relate to four paired dimensions:
- Extroversion or introversion
- Sensing or intuiting
- Thinking or feeling
- Perceiving or judging
What are the differences between the PSI and other Jungian-based assessments? Although these instruments use the same theory to measure personality style, the PSI asks individuals to assume a different frame of reference. While other Jungian-based assessments attempt to measure how people usually behave, the PSI measures how people prefer to behave. We believe this unveils a style closer to the true nature of the individual's personality style. In addition, the PSI measures the relative strengths of each dimension, which is more helpful to individuals than the either/or results presented by other Jungian-based assessments.
Uses and ApplicationsThe PSI is effective as a stand-alone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive training program. The PSI can be used as a:
- Centerpiece of a communication or leadership development program.
- Discussion starter for individual and personal counseling.
- Diagnostic instrument for career planning and job selection.
- Tool for mapping a team profile and improving group dynamics.
- Identify an individual's dominant personality style
- Learn about the 16 different personality styles
- Discover the characteristics, strengths, and potential blind spots of each style
- Understand how each style interacts with the others - and how to improve these relationships
- Discover what types of tasks are suited - or not suited - to each personality style
- Develop an action plan to improve performance and relationships with others
Interpretation: 1 hour
Workshop: 3 hours
What to Order
Facilitator set: Order one per trainer.
The comprehensive facilitator guide includes everything a trainer needs to facilitate the PSI, including background information, administrative guidelines, individual and team workshop outlines, optional activities, alternative training designs, PowerPoint presentation, and sample participant materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Self-assessment: Order one per individual or participant.
The PSI self-assessment is available in both online and printed formats. Includes assessment results, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. Quantity discounts are available.
The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. The assessment is administered through the HRDQ Assessment Center, which offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. Each online assessment includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. New to online assessments? Call 800-633-4533 for account setup details. The print version is ideal for facilitators who do not know who will be attending the session.
Dr. R. Craig Hogan is founder and president of the Business Writing Center. He has more than 35 years of experience in business writing, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Hogan earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and supervision from the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as a professor at Illinois State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County College. In addition to dozens of training materials, he is the author or co-author of several books, including "Explicit Business Writing" and "Interpersonal and Consultant Supervision Skills: A Clinical Model."
Dr. David W. Champagne has more than 30 years of experience as a consultant in the HRD field working with organizations to implement their organization development and training initiatives. Dr. Champagne is now an emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and SUNY-Albany. His published books include "The Intelligent Professor's Guide to Teaching," "A Complete Trainers' Guide for Your Usual Needs Levels," and "How to Make a Better School.