Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire




20 minutes

Test User Qualifications:
Hand Scoring
Sample Report:
Sample Report

What is the NPQ?

The Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (NPQ) is a 136-item nonverbal questionnaire that is suitable for the assessment of normal adult personality in counseling and research settings. Nonverbal personality assessments are ideal for cross-cultural comparisons and for people who have reading difficulties or language barriers. The items are represented by illustrations that depict personality-relevant behaviors based on Murray’s system of needs, the scales of the Personality Research Form (PRF), and the Five-Factor Model of personality.

Who Should Use the NPQ?

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

Why Should I Use the NPQ?

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

EASE OF INTERPRETATION. The 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 research is reported in detail in the manual.


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.

NPQ Startup Costs
US PricingCanadian Pricing
Includes: Technical Manual, 3 NPQ test administrations, account set up, and technical support
$ 57$ 66
Hand Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, NPQ Reusable Test Booklet, 5 NPQ Answer Sheets, and 5 NPQ Profile Sheets
$ 73$ 93
NPQ Per Test Cost
US PricingCanadian Pricing
Online Scoring$ 19$ 22

Click here for a complete listing of all our NPQ products and pricing.

Ready to Administer the NPQ?

Purchasing the NPQ is quick and easy. Please complete an application form to gain approval for an online account. Once approved, you will receive an email with your login information. At that point, you can log in, purchase tests, and begin testing.

Need more information? Contact us today and our customer service team will contact you within 1 to 2 business days with a response. You can also call us at our toll free line at 1-800-401-4480 (in Canada) or 1-800-265-1285 (in the US).

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