There are today five different profiles in the HumanGuide-concepts. By this, we mean profiles that are done via the internet.
The profiles are
• PersonProfile, i.e. a self-assessment of one's own personality
• X's PersonProfile, i.e. someone gives his or her opinion about another person
• PartnerProfile, i.e. someone gives his or her opinion about the ideal partner
• JobProfile, i.e. you give your opinion on an actual job or an ideal job
• CultureProfile, i.e. you give your opinion on an actual culture or an ideal culture
The profiles are done in about 15 minutes. Today the profiles can be done in the following 14 languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Swedish. The tests are done via this address on the web, but for that you need a testcode.
PersonProfile and three ambition levels
The PersonProfile is of course the most common, i.e. you give your opinion about your own personality. Then you can produce the profile at three different ambition levels: AppProfile, MultiProfile and CoreProfile. As soon as a profile is done, then it is accessible as an AppProfile via our webbapp cards.humanguide.se. The next level is a MultiProfile, which is more deepened and detailed. Then you via a meeting (personally or by phone/video) fine-tune the test result together with an authorized "humanguide", who assists you to create a CoreProfile based on your PersonProfile.
The AppProfile is in the format of a common participant sign, where you have coloured the eight factor's symbols - based on their value. The objective is that you can use your AppProfile in your everyday life. It is more practical with a AppProfile, when compared to extensive reports with many pages... The AppProfile is basically in the format SyntProfile (synthetic, i.e. it is calculated), but if someone has done a CoreProfile, then that format also can be used in an AppProfile.
Normally for most educated people the self-assessment's result is similar to assessments from other people who know them. However, sometimes you need to ask other people in order to be sure that your self-image is right. Note here that when you ask someone else to give his or her opinion about you, it can also be wrong, i.e. one's own strengths can easily be underestimated by other people. And vice versa. Likewise you can have limited knowledge about another person.
'X's PersonProfile can also be used, when you want to know the opinion about someone via a reference. This will be a more precise way to get a reference opinion, compared to only having an interview.
This profile is used when you want to know what is the ideal partner's personality. Most often you want someone who has a similar personality. In recruitment it is interesting to see if you want to have an ideal partner who is complementary in some aspect.
The JobProfile is used primarily to describe the personality requirements for a job. Here you also have the alternative to use HumanGuide Cards, which you use when all involved directly give their opinions on the requirements. With the JobProfile each involved person can give separately his or her opinion and then you need to agree on one JobProfile based on the individual profiles.
Another way to use a JobProfile is that you describe your ideal job. This could be done when you are unemployed or when you are not satisfied with your current job. Note that you get, of course, maximum motivation when you have a job that very well fits your own personality -- then you have joy in your work! Moreover, there are other circumstances that also have to be fulfilled, e.g. a good boss, values in common with the company/organization that can influence your situation, a meaningful job, etc.
The CultureProfile is used in order to describe a company culture (/organization) or something similar, e.g. a country culture. Here you also can use the HumanGuide Cards, which you use in order directly to give your opinion, or you use the CultureProfile to describe the culture separately and then put the individual profiles together.
The main use is described in the service area Company/Organization.
Another use is the occasion when someone has the opinion that e.g. the current organization culture is not good to work in -- thus bad matching. The person can then do a CultureProfile to describe the culture in the current company/organization and one CultureProfile for an ideal culture. Then with the help of this individual's PersonProfile you can analyse how the matching will be. Based on experience, this analysis can give very fruitful insights.
When you do a HumanGuide PersonProfile via the internet, then many people are astonished about the accuracy of the result, because it takes only about 15 minutes to do a profile. The main reasons for the accuracy are the personality theory, the design of the test, the requirements of the questions (items), and the ipsative, i.e. forced-choice of the test.
One more advantage with the HumanGuide profiles based on the personality theory with its eight factors -- compared with MBTI, DISC, Thomas, etc. -- is that you get a more nuanced result compared to a result based on 4 contradictory pairs. Moreover, using the "big five" very often will be difficult to perceive and handle -- especially for the layman.