Post # 1
I took this test for a prospective employer (the one I have an interview with next Wednesday) called the Predictive Index Survey. If you aren’t familiar with it, there are two screens, each with three columns of random words. The first screen asks you to pick the words that you think others would expect you to be like. The second screen asks you to pick words that actually describe you. Supposedly, this PI survey can tell a LOT about your personality, drive, motivation, etc. I am legitimately curious what the results would say about me, as I believe this test could be used to learn more about myself.
Well, I sent this e-mail to an employee in their HR department:
This may sound like an odd request, but at some point, would it be possible to obtain the results of my PI? Being that I studied Psychology in college, I am interested in tests like these and am curious what the results would say about me.
If you are unable to, I understand. I just wasn’t sure what the policy is on a request like this.
I haven’t heard back from them yet, so I’m hoping I didn’t make a bad decision by asking about obtaining the results. When I googled this PI survey to learn more about it, I got the impression from various people that the results were provided to them by the employer that administered the test. This prompted me to go ahead with my urge to ask.
Does anyone know about this test? If so, any experiences you would like to share about it? Was I wrong to ask about the results?
I talked to some friends/family about this and they have never heard about this test so they were unable to help me out. So I’m hoping I can get some insight here.
Post # 3
I’m not sure if you were wrong to ask, but I’m also not sure if you’ll get a copy of your results.
I interned at a company once that used to do psychological surveys. Everyone told me that it was so nerve-wracking because they never found out the results. But they assumed they weren’t totally nuts because they got hired. :p
Post # 4
Update: The woman e-mailed me back with the results! She had to clear it with her manager first. It’s amazingly accurate…
Post # 4
As a Predictive Index consultant, I can tell you that you were ok to ask for your results. The company has no obligation to share them with you, but many will. There is nothing secret in the reports, just an accurate description of you that they use to better understand how you might fit for a job. To learn more, go to http://www.predictiveresults.com