About PAPI 3

The Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI 3) was created by Cubiks. The PAPI 3 is the industry’s leading personality assessment. The PAPI 3 helps assess a candidate or employee by exploring his or her personality and preferred working style. It helps employers identify, select, and develop the type of employees a company needs.

The PAPI 3 is available in a wide range of languages and various types of assessments. Two specific test types are the leadership roles test and the sales position test. The PAPI 3 can be used for all types of interviews and conversations.  

PAPI Personality Traits

The PAPI 3 measures 22 work personality dimensions divided into seven key areas linked to the Big Five.

The seven key areas, which are divided into different work dimensions, are:

  • Engagement
    • Need to be upwardly supportive
    • Work focus
  • Impact & Drive
    • Need to achieve
    • Need to influence
    • Leadership role
    • Need to be noticed
  • Organization & Structure
    • Need to finish a task
    • Need for rules and guidelines
    • Attention to detail
    • Planner
    • Need to be organized
  • Interaction
    • Need to relate closely to individuals
    • Social harmonizer
    • Need to belong to groups
  • Work momentum
    • Need to be direct
    • Work tempo
    • Ease in decision-making
  • Composure
    • Emotional restraint
    • Optimism
    • Core composure

PAPI Test Preparation

By learning about and familiarizing yourself with the reasoning and theory of a personality test, you remove the element of surprise. You also gain insight into different ways with which you can highlight your best features and your compatibility to your desired position.

Our personality practice test offers a thorough insight into the inner workings of the test itself — the theory, types of tests, possible pitfalls, and tips to succeeding on the tests.

Although not formatted specifically according to PAPI3, our personality test, along with the detailed explanations into the theory behind personality tests in general, will enable the candidate to understand what personality traits employers are looking for, and of course, what traits they're looking to avoid. This will give you an advantage by removing some of the mystery behind the test and enabling you to avoid some of the pitfalls you might not have otherwise thought of.

We offer professional preparation to help you reach your maximum potential on the assessment. The JobTestPrep personality pack consists of a complete personality test, calibrated according to several positions, and a thorough step-by-step explanation into the theory behind personality tests.

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