15 FQ+

Fifteen Factor Questionnaire +

Based on an extensively researched model, the 15FQ+ provides an in-depth assessment of the full sphere of human personality. It has been developed to ensure culture and gender fairness and has been adapted into over 20 languages.

Building on the most current research, the 15FQ+ maintains the breadth of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell. It sets new standards for reliability and validity.

Use with:

Adults with a minimum of secondary/high school education.

Use for:

Selection, individual and team development, coaching and guidance.

What 15FQ+ Measures

The 15FQ+ measures the fundamental building blocks of personality. These provide insight into how people typically think, feel and interact in ways that may be productive or counter-productive for your organisation.

Crack under pressure

Cope well with pressure

Lack motivation and drive

Are self starters

Create conflict and discord

Resolve disagreements

Are insubordinate and defiant

Are team players

Avoid decisions

Are decisive and action-orientated

Are rule breakers

Are diligent and compliant

Obstruct change

Embrace change

Are careless and error prone

Are attentive to detail

Are cold and callous

Are participative and engaging

Are needy and dependent

Are confident and self-assured

Are culturally insensitive

Are culturally sensitive

Are hostile and suspicious

Are open and accepting


Having been completed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the 15FQ+ is supported by an extensive evidence base attesting to its reliability, validity and culture fairness. It can be completed in paper and pencil format or online and offline using the GeneSys platform. It provides an in-depth assessment of a person’s strengths and development needs and is a powerful tool enabling you to select the right person for key positions in your organisation.

15FQ+ Reports

The GeneSys Integrated Assessment System generates profile charts and in depth expert narrative reports for decision-making and feedback. These describe an individual’s typical interpersonal behaviour, thinking style and ways of coping with stress. Extended reports include preferred Team Roles, Leadership, Subordinate and Selling Styles, and Career Themes. Reports focussing on competencies and emotional intelligence are also available. Customised reports can be developed to focus on factors critical to your organisation. Interview prompts to further explore the match and mismatch between the individual and role requirements are also available.

Report Options
These online report options are available for the following assessment.


  • 15FQ+ Extended Report
  • 15FQ+ Ideal Profile
  • 15FQ+ Question Prompts
  • 15FQ+ Competencies: Development
  • 15FQ+ Emotional Intelligence
  • 15FQ+ Derailers Report