About PAPI 3

The Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI 3) was created by Cubiks and is considered the industry’s leading personality assessment. It helps assess a candidate or employee by exploring his or her personality and preferred work style. In addition, 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 formats. Two specific test types are the leadership roles test and the sales position test. The PAPI can be used for all types of interviews and conversations.


PAPI Personality Traits

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

The seven key areas, which are then 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
  • Organisation & Structure
    • Need to finish a task
    • Need for rules and guidelines
    • Attention to detail
    • Planner
    • Need to be organised
  • Interaction
    • Need to relate closely to individuals
    • Social harmoniser
    • Need to belong to groups
  • Work Momentum
    • Need to be direct
    • Work tempo
    • Ease in decision-making
  • Composure
    • Emotional restraint
    • Optimism
    • Core composure

Prepare for Success

By learning about and familiarising yourself with the reasoning and theory of a personality test, you remove the element of surprise. You also gain insight into the different ways you can highlight your best features and your compatibility to a 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. We offer professional preparation to help you reach your maximum potential on the assessment. The JobTestPrep personality pack consists of a complete personality test, adjusted for several positions, and a thorough step-by-step explanation into the theory behind personality tests. These materials provide you with an understanding of which traits employers are looking for and, of course, which traits applicants should avoid. Start preparing for success today.