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Quintax provides a profile of the respondent against five major personality factors – the ‘Big Five’. It also provides a taxonomy or classification system for describing personality differences between people in terms of Quintax ‘Types’. Hence its name which derives from ‘Quin..' for five and ‘..tax' for taxonomy. It is designed for use in the workplace in both selection and development applications where a short administration personality questionnaire is required. Having the ‘Big Five' as a basis, it provides a broad picture of individual behaviour based on the acknowledged major dimensions of personality. Utilising narrative reports for both profile and type approaches, it provides the practitioner with an application rich instrument that can be used in individual assessment, management development workshops, and training with equal value. And with managerial, student based, and general occupational norms differentiated by age and gender it comes equipped with all the required comparison groups for individual norming.
What are the Scales in Quintax?
The five factors in Quintax cover three basic DOMAINS of an individual's behaviour as follows:
||Introvert vs Extravert
||Personable vs Logical
||Adaptable vs Structured
||Grounded vs Theoretical
||Calm vs Volatile
All five dimensions reflect important
features of behaviour preferences at work. In addition, a sixth
scale measures socially desirable responding. The factor scores
from Quintax also give rise to inferred scores on dimensions related to Team Role, Creative Style
(Approach to Innovation and Change), Learning Style, Leadership Style, and dimensions of Managerial and Professional Impact.
What are the Quintax Types and Temperaments?
Quintax types are defined by the strength of preference for the
individual poles of the five factors described above. For example
the EPSG-C type is Extraverted,
Personable, Structured, Grounded
and Calm. Such people tend to be warm and sociable,
accommodating in style with a potential to work well in team settings.
They tend to be keen to structure and plan their time with a view
to efficient use of their energies, and generally adopt a pragmatic
problem solving style. In addition they tend to be relaxed and
patient in their approach to people and situations. The Quintax
Interpretation Guides gives extended descriptions of the
types, which can be used in a range of feedback situations. The
Types also cluster into broader groupings or Quintax ‘Temperaments’
with separate interpretations that can be applied to each.