During a predictive index test, the test taker is given a list of 86 adjectives and asked to circle which traits he feels describes him. He is then given the same list and asked to circle those which he feels describes how others expect him to behave.
The predictive index test is used by employers to enhance employee management. The test is not timed and typically takes less than ten minutes. The test evaluates employees in four categories: dominance, extroversion, patience and formality. Dominance is a measure of independence and assertiveness. Extroversion predicts the degree to which a person seeks social interaction. Patience explores the employee's affinity for stability. Finally, formality measures to what degree the employee seeks to conform to rules.