Have you just completed a Personality Profile?

On this page you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. How is the profile used? What does it mean to you? What are your rights?

A PeopleTools profile gives a picture of a person’s preferred behaviour, inner driving forces and motivation expressed through different factors and personality traits. The profile gives a nuanced and unique picture of the individual expressed in a language and terms that are applicable employment situations or in personal development of employees. The profile forms the foundation for a dialogue that can help qualify decisions about recruitment, composition of teams, adjustment of job descriptions and areas of responsibility etc.

If you have any questions concerning how your profile is stored or used, you are always more than welcome to contact PeopleTools at 70 27 72 70

What is the purpose of a feedback dialogue?

During the feedback dialogue, you are shown that the profile says about your personality. You will be given the opportunity  to identify with the profile and nuance the result with your own examples that will either confirm the profile or add further nuances.

After the feedback you might have gained:

  • New insights and a new understanding of your profile
  • A language you can use to express your strengths, potential weaknesses or challenges
  • Recognitions and reflections about your work life and perhaps thoughts and ideas for future possibilities

Your profile gives the consultant the possibility to form different and nuanced images of you in different situations, including how you think, act and feel in different situations. The profile does not say anything conclusive about you, but gives the consultant the opportunity to ask further questions about your behaviour in different situations. Through these questions you and the consultant will explore and uncover which traits fits you.

We do not test – we profile

A personality profile or personality test is, despite one of its labels, not a test which you can pass or fail. Profiling tools projects an image of your behavioral preferences, strengths and weaknesses at work. Your profile is always OK. When applying for a job, the match between job and your personal profile can be more or less fitting in relation to the content and challenges of the job.


The company where you have applied for a job uses the PeopleTools personality profiles as part of the recruitment process. They wish to gain an insight into your personal competencies and how they match your professional competencies and the challenges in your job. This ensures a fair and equal evaluation of each candidate. You avoid not being selected based on gut feeling alone.


When putting together or strengthening a team the profile will give everyone a common language to talk about their profiles. Your profile is not a good or a bad profile but a picture of how you are valuable to the team. Your qualities are highlighted through a dialogue with the PeopleTools consultant and the other members of the team.

Who’s watching?

Only you and the consultant have access to your profile. In employment situations you automatically give your consent, allowing the consultant to give a presentation of your profile to the employer or employment committee once you complete the profile. Make sure that you have a clear agreement with the consultant as to how your profile us used and presented.

How is your profile stored?

Your profile is saved electronically and anonymously in the PeopleTools database. This means that we do not save your name, e-mail or other sensitive data. The company who is profiling you is allowed to save your profile up to 3 months after the feedback unless otherwise agreed with your acceptance. You have the right to demand that all physical evidence is maculated.

Who owns the profile?

You! You decide who may see your profile and how it is stored and used.

The profile is yours.

Once you have completed the profile, you are entitled to:

  • Get a proper introduction to the profile, including how the results are used in the process
  • Get a nuanced personal feedback
  • Get feedback from a trained and certified consultant
  • Receive a copy of the profile along with an introductory booklet
  • Know who has access to the profile and how long it is stored
  • Know that the profile is not shown to others without your consent.
  • Have all physical material relating to your profile maculated
  • Know about your rights to complain

Good advice

Before completing the profile:

It is important that you are not interrupted when completing the profile. Avoid being tired or frustrated as this will affect your answers

If you are currently experiencing a personal crisis (divorce, stress, grief etc) you should consider whether to complete the profile or not.

Remember, you are well within your rights to say no.

During your feedback:

  • Be honest with yourself and the consultant
  • Say stop, if you feel that the dialogue is getting too close or that the topics are becoming irrelevant
  • Ask questions
  • Be open and perceptive and make the best of the situation

After your personal feedback:

  • Feel free to contact your consultant if you have any additional follow-up questions or topics from the feedback you would like to have elaborated

Myths about personality profiles


“The consultant can see through me and read my thoughts”

No- the consultant can only form some hypotheses about your possible behaviour in certain situations.

“The profile measures my intelligence”

No – a profile does not measure intelligence or abilities and therefore does not have fixed results.

“I must answer in a certain way to make sure the profile shows I am “proper””

No – answer as spontaneously and honestly as possible.  The profile does not show whether something is good or bad, only what your preferences are.

“I am being evaluated and chosen based on the profile’s result”

No – you will never be chosen or evaluated solely based on the profile’s result. You must always get personal feedback and the opportunity to put your own words and nuance the profile further with your own examples.