Caliper Profile

The Caliper Profile is a scientific instrument that provides an in-depth personality assessment with the primary purpose of job matching. The test has been validated by nearly half a century of research and measures over 25 personality traits related to job performance. The average length of the test is between 60 and 75 minutes, although there is no time limit. Scientifically validated, this test is often used by companies in the recruitment process.

The Different Personalities (Types or Traits)

Caliper's traits are grouped into four competency categories, which are representative of Caliper's personality analysis methodology. These four categories are:

  • Leadership/Persuasion
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Interpersonal/Counseling
  • Personal Organization/Time Management

Within each category are several behavioral traits:

GroupExemplary personality trait of the groupExemplary group behavior
Leadership/PersuasivenessAssertivenessSells ideas convincingly to gain support and buy-in
Is willing to make difficult decisions
Sets goals, priorities and expectations for staff
Aggressiveness
Ego-Drive
Ego-Strength (Resilience)
Energy
Level-Headedness
Interpersonal/Service OrientationAccommodationDevelops new contacts and initiates relationships
Demonstrates willingness to help others
Copes with rejection
Skepticism
Empathy
Gregariousness
Sociability
Problem Solving/Decision MakingAbstract Reasoning AbilityRecognizes problems, issues and opportunities
Collects and analyzes data
Creates new concepts and approaches to solve problems
Flexibility
Idea Orientation
Openness
Personal Organization/Time ManagementExternal StructureManages multiple tasks and activities
Follows established rules and procedures
Works quickly
Cautiousness
Risk Taking
Self-Structure
Thoroughness
Urgency

Where Can I Find Practice Tests?

You can find a Caliper Profile practice test on the following page.

In Which Languages Is the Caliper Test Available?

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai

Results

Final results are not sent to the candidate. The company may decide to share the results received with the candidate.

Availability

This test is available online and in hard copy.