Personality Questionnaire to Measure Work-related Behavior (shapes)

cut-e Work-related Behavior

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What does this assessment measure?

Identifies work-based personality characteristics

What is the task?

The test taker is presented with 3 statements per page and must allocate up to 6 points across these to reflect the extent to which he or she agrees with each statement. The questionnaire is based on 15-24 scales (depending on your target group and the respective shapes version used), each with 6-8 items and has been developed using adaptive techniques. This means that statements are presented together based on the responses to earlier items by the test taker.

Area of Application

When can it be used?

The profile from the questionnaire can be used to inform decision-making during selection, promotion or development.

There are 6 versions of shapes available for different target groups:

shapes basic: Optimized for administrative staff, hourly workers and interns

shapes executive: Designed for senior management positions

shapes expert: Optimized for experts without management responsibilities and sales functions.

shapes graduates: Designed specifically for college graduates (requires no management experience)

shapes management: Measures management behaviors and potential

shapes sales: Designed specifically for use in sales roles or with direct customer contact. Suitable for candidates without a university degree.


Test time: approximately 10 minutes

Target Groups

  • (Post-) Graduates
  • Entry Level - commercial
  • Entry Level - technical
  • Individual Contributors – commercial
  • Individual Contributors – technical
  • Sales Representatives
  • School Leavers (vocational) – commercial
  • School Leavers (vocational) – technical
  • Service Staff – commercial
  • Service Staff – technical
  • Specialists / Experts – commercial
  • Specialists / Experts – technical
  • Undergraduates

Available Languages

  • Arabic
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  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
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  • Malaysian
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  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

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