The Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA)

In just 8 minutes, Thomas’ behavioural assessment provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work, providing you with a greater understanding of your strengths and areas for development.

You are provided with an initial profile detailing strengths and limitations, preferred communication style, leadership traits, motivating factors, basic fears and how you are likely to behave under pressure.

How Does it Work?

The Thomas PPA is a forced-choice questionnaire where candidates are shown short statements and are asked to choose two trait adjectives from a list of four, one ‘most like’ and one ‘least like’ them. An individual’s choice of adjectives reflects their behavioural tendencies and personality in a workplace setting.

From this, a personal profile is created around four traits: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. These traits are ranked in order to form one’s unique character.

While most people will show all four of these behaviour patterns at times, an individual will display one or more of them consistently in the workplace. This is because each person develops a behavioural style which places more emphasis on one preference and less emphasis on others.

Reliability & Validity

The Thomas PPA has been subject to rigorous scientific testing to determine its reliability and validity as a psychological assessment. The PPA is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) after it was audited against the technical criteria established by the European Standing Committee on Tests and Testing, part of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.

Once you have undertaken the assessment you will receive a detailed one-one feedback session with an accredited PPA Practitioner who will ensure you understand your report and can benefit fully from the insights it provides.

To book your PPA assessment please email