The 17 Reference Profiles
After a thorough analysis of millions of Behavioral Assessments, the PI Science Team identified 17 “Reference Profiles” that create a behavioral map for different types of people. You can think of these as easy-to-reference groupings of the characteristics of people who have similar drives.
The Reference Profiles in the Analytical group are more dominant than extraverted and work at a faster pace. They are generally more task oriented as opposed to people oriented.
In the workplace, people with profiles in the Persistent group are generally task-oriented and deliberate, and thrive when they have control over their own work.
The Reference Profiles in the Social group are highly extraverted compared to other behavioral drives. In the workplace, people in this group tend to focus on relationships.
The Reference Profiles in the Stabilizing group are generally steady, detailed, and work well with structure and processes.
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Frequently asked questions
There are 17 Reference Profiles, each with its own combination of behavioral drives and needs. Think of your Reference Profile as a unique persona that describes how you like to work best.
Reference Profiles have a variety of applications within the workplace. Use them to screen for the right job candidates, build and lead cohesive teams, and foster healthy relationships between peers.
The Predictive Index is scientifically proven to be valid and reliable. In a 2019 study, 3,535 respondents were asked whether they felt their PI results accurately described them. The average rating was 4.4 out of 5.0.
According to a sample of 10 million profiles, the most common Reference Profile is Collaborator (10.0%), followed by Promoter (9.8%), Operator (9.4%), Altruist (8.4%), and Guardian (8.2%).