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PCI Personality Profile

This personality Profiling test helps employers to quickly decide if a job candidate is suitable for a specific position. Based on the Five-Factor Model of personality, the personal characteristics inventory (PCI) considers nearly all potential workplace personality traits one may possess and links them to his/her potential performance in the position.

Measurement Scales of the PCI Personality Profile

The Wonderlic Personal Characteristics Inventory identifies a candidate's compatibility with a particular position by using the following scales:

  • The Big Five (O.C.E.A.N.) – Openness (Intellect), Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism (Emotional Stability) (O.C.E.A.N.)
  • Twelve Subscales – Sociability, Need for Recognition, Leadership Orientation, Cooperation, Consideration, Dependability, Efficiency, Even-Temperament, Achievement Striving, Self-Confidence, Abstract Thinking, and Creative Thinking
  • Five Occupational Scores – Manager, Sales, Production, Clerical, and Driver*
  • Four Success Scales – Teamwork, Commitment to Work, Learning orientation, and Integrity
Four Success Scales
Teamwork Measures how well a candidate will work in group projects
Commitment To Work Determines an individual's tendency to stick to a job for a long period of time without slacking off.
Learning Orientation Evaluates one's willingness to learn new skills, behaviors, methods, etc., in order to improve efficiency.
Integrity Assesses one's honesty.

Companies that use a big five test to assess candidates' personality traits during their hiring process have a better understanding as to how a candidate's personality can influence job satisfaction and performance. Typically, the PCI is used for airline attendants, drivers, management positions, and clerical, administrative, and technical roles.The Wonderlic PCI may be used not only during the hiring process, but also for employee development purposes.

What to Expect on the Wonderlic PCI Test

The test usually takes approximately 25-30 minutes and there are 150 questions to answer. The tests take place at an administration center and may be taken online or on paper.

PCI Score Report

Below is a sample score report for a consultant. The report depicts only the big five traits.

Wonderlic PCI Sample Report

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Prepare for the PCI Today

Experiencing the pre-employment personality test prior to your actual personality assessment allows you to receive feedback and guidance on how to answer personality test questions and on how to enhance your performance for the actual test. Test preparation also helps in diminishing stress and reducing the element of surprise.

Get the personality test prep pack and receive:

  • Personality tests specifically tailored to your needs
  • Customized score reports which are based on the answers to your test and the position you are interested in
  • Two professional personality tests that cover the complete inventory of personality traits (30 traits)

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