About the personality assessment
The Navanter Personality Style Instrument is a tool to help you understand your behaviour and feelings in different situations, based on the work of Hippocrates nearly 2,500 years ago.
Hippocrates (460-370 BC) was a Greek philosopher, and was the first person to record different personality styles which he observed in the world around him. He gave them different names in those days (it was over 2,000 years ago – fashions change!) but his observations were startlingly correct, and are still used today in many personality assessments. Hippocrates called the four types:At Navanter, we've updated Hippocrates' terminology to: His work was re-visited by more modern philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, who, along with others, built on Hippocrates' work, and decided that most people are a blend of these 4 styles, but many have a dominant style. Whether we have an equal mix or a dominant style, knowing the theory helps us understand ourselves, others, and our relationships with them. It also helps us to understand our motivators, strengths and weaknesses, so that we can become more balanced in our lives.
How to complete the personality type form
On this form, are 20 questions – score each response in the boxes below as follows:
- Most likely response, score 6
- Next most likely response, score 3
- Next most likely response, score 1
- Least likely response, score 0
When viewing your results, remember that everyone is a blend of all the styles, and is able to react in all the ways described. Your dominant style is the one with the highest score. If the scores are less than 2% apart, consider both of these to be dominant styles.