Human Patterns

Data for personal and professional development

The Human Patterns Inventory is an ipsative psychometric assessment used to measure interests and preferences. The inventory has been used for over 25 years to select, place, and develop managers and leaders.

Find out more on how the Human Patterns Inventory can be a building block for you and your clients.

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Human Patterns is an ipsative instrument designed to meet or exceed standards for psychometric instruments. It has a large sample size and a long history of administration.


Administrators are selected because they have experience with at least one other psychometric instrument and have sufficient education and experience as coaches and trainers. Many administrators are specialists in coaching, recruitment, development, and team building. Administrators are accountable for maintaining certifications in their professional organizations and associations and are provided continuing education. From time to time, administrators may undergo audits for compliance with Human Patterns standards. Click here to find a Certified Human Patterns Administrator for your organization.

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How Does Human Patterns Work?

Great organizations succeed with effective leadership, healthy cultures and engaged employees. The Human Patterns Inventory enables data driven decision making. The design of the tool enables identification of preferences and interests, safeguards against over-generalizations, and creates opportunities for open, candid communication as people engage in personal and professional growth!


The 250 question assessment forces individuals to make 2000 decisions. Factors captured are grouped to cover: Keys to Personality, Basic Motivations, Preferred Work Roles, Likely Leadership Behaviors, Direction of Energy, Criteria for Management Choices, World Views, Sensitivities, Team Interaction, Interpersonal Relations, Defenses Used When Confronted, Preferred Work Environment, and others. Click here to learn more.

Download a white paper on Human Patterns.

Download our white paper for an overview into the Human Patterns Inventory and the advantages of utilizing this assessment. For more specific, detailed questions, our FAQ is an excellent resource or contact us at If you are interested in becoming an Administrator, click here for information about training, requirements and any available upcoming sessions.