Thompson Dunn consultants are qualified to work with and interpret a range of psychometric ability and personality tools. The tools below make up our ’standard battery’ of personality measures for our assessment activity, which we combine with ability tests. Together, these measures provide powerful insight into candidates’ behavioural preferences and predict business performance.


Decision Profile

Are your candidates risk seekers, or risk averse? Do your managers stick rigidly to initial decisions or adapt them when new information becomes available?

The Decision Profile measures the ways in which we make decisions and our attitudes towards them. It looks at attitudes towards risk, luck and decisiveness. It provides insight into the very processes that your senior management team are judged upon. It will also provide strong predictive data on how new recruits are likely to address their work challenges.

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                                                            ENTP - 'The inventor'

                                                            ENTP - 'The inventor'

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Do you find your energy from internal thoughts or external interaction? Are you detailed and sequential or ‘big picture? Structured and planned or flexible and spontaneous?

This tool is arguably the most widely known management tool for management and leadership development. It is also, from our experience, often misunderstood and insufficiently fed back and validated with clients. We have significant expertise in working with MBTI data in individual and group development settings, and contextualising the information to your specific working environment. It also effectively supports career transition coaching.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire – (OPQ 32r)

How conventional or forward thinking are you at work? Do you easily work with others in an organisational environment, or are you more independently minded?

SHL’s ‘industry standard’ has recently been updated to a 100 item questionnaire that provides data on multiple dimensions of professional behavioural traits.

The ‘Relationships with People’ section offers information on influencing skills, sociability and empathy. ‘Thinking Styles’ addresses predisposition’s for structure, analysis, and creativity. The ‘Feelings and Emotions’ section explores levels of dynamism, emotional control and ability to work under pressure. The OPQ is a powerful tool for gaining powerful insight into work preferences and accompanying behaviours.

Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument

Do you think with your 'left' or your 'right' brain? Are your actions and choices aligned with your preferences?

The HBDI measures candidates preferences for logical / analytical and critical thinking (the ‘left brain’) and strategic, creative and emotional (’right brain’). By understanding thinking preferences, a better understanding of how these preferences will translate to behaviours can be achieved.