Best For

  • Counselors looking for a brief assessment of broad personality in cross-cultural contexts
  • Qualified users seeking to assess personality in individuals with literacy or language barriers
  • Users seeking convenient online administration and counselor-led interpretation

What is the FF-NPQ?

The Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (FF-NPQ) is a 60-item nonverbal measure suitable for the assessment of normal adult personality in counseling, research, and business settings. Nonverbal assessments are ideal for cross-cultural comparisons and for people who have reading difficulties or language barriers. The item illustrations in the FF-NPQ depict personality-relevant behaviors that are based on Murray’s system of needs, the scales of the Personality Research Form (PRF), and the Five-Factor Model of personality.

Why Should I Use the FF-NPQ?

CONVENIENT. The FF-NPQ can be administered on SIGMA’s online platform – Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, and scale descriptions.

EASE OF INTERPRETATION. The FF-NPQ can be easily administered in different languages and countries without the need for translation. And unlike inkblot tests, these structured nonverbal assessments are simple to score and interpret.

RELIABLE AND VALID. Several studies have evaluated these nonverbal assessments in North American, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries and have demonstrated strong support for the reliability, validity, and general applicability of the assessment. Support for the psychometric properties of the NPQ and the FF-NPQ include satisfactory mean internal consistency reliability (alpha) values for a Canadian sample (.75), a Korean sample (.71), a European sample (.65), an Israeli sample (.65), and a Chinese sample (.61). The mean convergent validity between the NEO-FFITM and the FF-NPQ was .52. Across the seven countries sampled in the NPQ data, the mean convergent validity between the FF-NPQ and PRF measures of Big 5 personality factors was .48. Additional studies can be found in detail in the manual.

More Details


An overview of startup costs for each administration method is provided below. A detailed pricing list can be accessed via the link at the bottom of the page.

FF-NPQ Startup Costs
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 4 FF-NPQ test administrations, account set up, and technical support
$60 $72
Hand Scoring

  • Includes: Technical Manual, 1 FF-NPQ Reusable Test Booklet, 5 FF-NPQ Answer Sheets, and 5 FF-NPQ Profile Sheets
$74 $91
FF-NPQ Per Test Cost
US Pricing Canadian Pricing
Online Scoring $15 $18

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