What is MPA?


MPA is an occupational personality test developed by psychologists. It assesses and describes behaviour in nine basic properties e.g. achievement orientation, emotional control and abstraction orientation. These are are divided into three main areas:  

  • ego drive
  • social factors
  • work style

In addition to the nine basic properties, there are a number of supplementary properties that are based on a combination of the basic properties. These describe factors such as independence, initiative and motivation.

Test results are conveyed in clear reports designed to suit different needs e.g. Interview Guide and Manager Report.

Application Areas

MPA is a reliable assessment for internal and external processes in recruitment and development. It is suitable for use with employees and managers at all levels across a range of applications: 

  • selection
  • individual development
  • leadership development
  • outplacement 
  • talent management
  • organisational development

Languages and Norms

MPA is available in Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish. 

There are national as well as international norms available. 


MPA meets International standards for professional tests. Extensive documentation has been performed.