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Chalk Talk

CHALK TALK provides advanced interpretation for 16PF users and is designed to assist in a greater understanding of the various performance factors outlined in the 16PF Personality Questionnaire.
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Factor A – Warmth & the Sales Process

Factor A represents the desire to move toward others in order to seek emotional closeness and connections. More…

Factor B – Reasoning & Problem Solving Ability

The role of problem solving, critical thinking skills and intelligence in successful job performance varies a great deal with the cognitive demands of the job. More…

Factor C – Emotional Stability

Factor C is the measure of a person’s emotional stability or the ability to function normally under stress and pressure, handle life and its demands, recover from upsets and maintain an overall sense of satisfaction with life. More…

Factor E – Dominance

An individual’s drive and independence is measured in the Factor E score which is a contributor to the Independence score on the Global Factor Scale. A high score on Factor E indicates a highly competitive nature while a low E score indicates a more submissive personality. More…

Factor F – Liveliness

Factor F; liveliness is a contributor to the global scale Extraversion. A high score on Factor F contributes to Extraversion with a high-energy, carefree and exuberant quality. While a low score on Factor F contributes to Introversion with qualities described as serious, quiet, and subdued. More…

Factor G – Rule-Consciousness

Factor G; rule-consciousness is a primary contributor to the global scale Self-Control. A high score on Factor G with respect to Self-Control correlates with societal rules and can be distorted if the test taker agrees with items that relate to cultural ideals and virtues; making them appear to be more responsible than they really are. Due to this factor, the Impression Management scale must be closely reviewed. More…

Factor H – Social Boldness

Factor H; social boldness is a primary contributor to the global scales Extraversion and Independence. Factor H contributes to Extraversion in that a high score means that a person is motivated to seek adventure and attention. More…

Factor I – Sensitivity

Factor I, Sensitivity provides important information about how people think, how they perceive the world, their cognitive style, interests, and their ability to deal with facts versus feelings. It is the key to understanding both ends of the global scale Tough-mindedness. Factor I shows the greatest differences between genders with women usually having higher Factor I scores than men. More…

Factor L – Vigilance

Factor L; vigilance is a primary contributor to the global scale Anxiety which adds a distrustful component and Independence which enables the individual to think strategically and adds a competitive edge. More…

Factor M – Abstractedness

Factor M; abstractedness is a primary contributor to the global scales Tough Mindedness and Self-Control. More…

Factor N – Privateness

Factor N; privateness is a primary contributor to the global scale Extroversion with high scorers being more introverted and non-disclosing and low scorers being more open and forthcoming. More…

Factor O – Apprehension

Factor O; apprehension is a primary contributor to the global scale Anxiety with high scorers exhibiting qualities found in worriers. This scale is one that shows gender differences with women scoring on average higher than men. More…

Factor Q1 – Openness to Change

Factor Q1 is a primary contributor to the global scales of Tough-mindedness and Independence. The high Q1 (+) relates to an openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things while the low Q1 (-) relates to the preference for doing things the traditional way. More…

Factor Q2 – Self-Reliance

Factor Q2 is a primary contributor to both poles of the global scale Extroversion. The low Q2 (-) relates to the desire for companionship and support while the high Q2 (+) relates to the preference for doing things autonomously and being self-reliant. More…

Factor Q3 – Perfectionism

Factor Q3 contributes primarily to the global scale Self-Control (SC). The low Q3 (-) scorers tend to be more flexible and spontaneous while the high Q3 (+) scorers generally see themselves as very self-disciplined and organized. More…

Factor Q4 – Tension

Factor Q4 contributes to the global scale Emotional Resilience. Other factors that correlate to Factor Q4 are Emotional Stability (C+), Apprehension (O-), and Vigilance (L-). The low Q4 (-) scorers tend to be relaxed and patient while the high Q4 (+) scorers are full of energy and drive. More…

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