What is a personality profile?

A personality profile is a set of specific statements designed to describe an individual’s behavioral preferences. In other words, it identifies the ways a person likes to work, behave and react to others. However, personality profiles do not define a person’s abilities, nor should they be used to categorize individuals or their potential.

Personality profiles are useful development tools for helping individuals understand how they see themselves and relate to others. Personality profiles help individuals understand their feelings and emotions, how they deal with them, and how they approach problems. Understanding personality underpins self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

What is the Pressure Point™?

Our third type of personality report identifies strengths that can become problematic when an individual finds her/himself in uncertain situations or under extreme pressure.  Research shows that under stress individuals revert t their default behaviors. If the person’s default behaviors are strongly held, the pressure can bring out extreme versions of the strengths. Unchecked, these can negatively impact others.

The Pressure Point Profile™ helps individuals identify their extreme characteristics in order to help them understand which behaviors may negatively impact on others. Once aware of their extreme tendencies, they can formulate coping strategies to achieve the working relationships they desire.

TalentSage PPP

Key features

  • Uses same Big 5 survey as 5 STeP™ and TIPping Point™
  • Describes potential implications of extreme preferences under stress
  • Offers strategies for managing behavioral downsides
  • Presents results for individual and cohort
  • Normed by nationality & gender


Why is the Pressure Point™ useful?

  • Helps individuals understand their traits that can be problematic in times of stress
  • Demystifies some of the reasons people feel misunderstood
  • Offers strategies for self-management in turbulent times
  • Allows people to recognize performance risks before they become an issue
  • Provides a starting point for richer coaching and development conversations