Six Factor Personality Questionnaire




20 minutes

Test User Qualifications:
Hand Scoring
Sample Report:
Sample Report

What is the SFPQ?

The Six Factor Personality Questionnaire (SFPQ) is a brief, cost-effective personality assessment that measures 6 broad dimensions and 18 facets of normal personality. The SFPQ is unique in that it encompasses and extends the popular Big 5 factors of personality with an improved model of Conscientiousness. The SFPQ consists of 108 items and can be used to assess the full range of normal personality, select employees with the optimal personality profile for the role, assist with counseling and career guidance, understand working relationships and team dynamics, conduct research in a wide variety of contexts; and develop self-awareness.

Who Should Use the SFPQ?

  • Counselors seeking information on clients’ broad personality traits based on the Five-Factor model of personality
  • Psychologists looking for a comprehensive model of Conscientiousness to include in a selection battery
  • Online administration and basic report for easy interpretation

Why Should I Use the SFPQ?

IMPROVED MODEL OF PERSONALITY. Industriousness and Methodicalness are two distinct, but related facets of Conscientiousness that account for unique nuances in the prediction of certain behaviors and performance. This personality questionnaire capitalizes on this distinction to provide clarity and accuracy in personality prediction. The SFPQ improves upon other measures of personality as it avoids the use of clinical scales such as Neuroticism, making it appropriate for personnel selection.

CONVENIENT. The SFPQ can be administered in 20 minutes on SIGMA’s online platform – SigmaTesting.com. Reports are generated immediately. Results are presented using graphs, numbers, low trait descriptions, and score interpretations that are insightful and easy to understand.

SUPERIOR DEVELOPMENT. The SFPQ was developed using a modern construct-oriented approach and was derived from thousands of items comprising the original item pools of two highly-regarded measures of personality – the Personality Research Form (PRF) and the Jackson Personality Inventory (JPI). Items were carefully selected to minimize the influence of response bias that can significantly undermine the validity of test results. Unlike other popular measures, the SFPQ was designed to reduce the effects of social desirability response bias (tendency to present oneself in a favorable light).

RELIABLE AND VALID. The SFPQ is a reliable and valid measure of normal personality. Research supports this 6 factor model of personality and indicates the SFPQ has greater predictive power than traditional Big 5 measures. The SFPQ has received an exceptionally positive review from the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook (2000). Test norms are based on a sample of 1067 adults. Summary statistics based on a sample of 4040 job applicants are also described 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.

Six Factor Personality Questionnaire (SFPQ) Startup Costs
US PricingCanadian Pricing
Online Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, 3 SFPQ test administrations, SigmaTesting.com account set up, and technical support
$ 72$ 84
Software Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, 3 SFPQ test administrations, SigmaTesting.com account set up, and technical support
$ 233$ 262
Mail-in Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual and 10 SFPQ Basic Reports
$ 154$ 181
Hand Scoring
Includes: Technical Manual, 5 SFPQ Reusable Test Booklets, 5 SFPQ Answer Sheets, and 5 SFPQ Profile Sheets
$ 122$ 140
SFPQ Per Test Cost
US PricingCanadian Pricing
Online Scoring$ 24$ 28

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Ready to Administer the SFPQ?

Purchasing the SFPQ is quick and easy. The first step is to 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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