Human Patterns Inventory interpretations are delivered by trained coaches and Human Resources specialists through comprehensive individually tailored coaching sessions.


Human Patterns Inventory


The Human Patterns Inventory is administered by psychometrically trained administrators who specialize in coaching, training, leadership development, and employee relations. Administrators are independent specialists or staff internal to Human Resources departments.


Human Patterns Assessment Benefits:


Measures 206 different preferences & interests, inclusive of:


  • Personal interests and values
  • Thinking and learning styles
  • Interpersonal and communication styles
  • Occupational preferences
  • Leadership preferences
  • Management preferences


Selection and Motivation:


  • Position Overview:

    Measure the motivation patterns inherent to a job within. Helps determine a profile of the typical incumbent or an exemplary group of incumbents to fine tune hiring and placement.

  • Recruitment Overview:

    Identify the motivation patterns that will “fill in” gaps in a work group, work role, or organization.

  • Motivational Overview:

    Help managers and peers understand how to motivate a particular employee or an individual through their natural interests and preferences.


Review of Individual Results to:


  • Confirm that the candidate is as your selection process indicated.
  • Identify discrepancies between your profile and a group of candidates.
  • Point to areas you may need to cover in further reference checks or as you evolve the job contract.
  • Give you a management or training template for the individual.
  • Combine with other profiles to enable you to mediate conflicts, facilitate collaboration, tailor assignments, and do team building.


Review of Individual Results to:


  • Enable an individual to identify actual preferred job roles and tasks.
  • Identify preferred roles with an organization.
  • Tag preferred patterns for work group interaction.
  • Tag styles of management and patterns of personal and group leadership.
  • Have a framework for strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identify aptitudes and problem-solving approaches.
  • Tag changes and responses to pressured situations and conflicts.


Management Overview


  • Personality Preferences

    Enables managers to develop a strategy to manage preferences of their work group members.

  • Skills and Interests

    Enables managers to identify training needs and to make appropriate work assignments.

  • Aptitudes

    Enables managers to develop career plans and goals for work group members.

  • Attitudes toward Leadership and Membership

    Enables managers to do team development, structure supervision, and determine promotion potential.

  • Role and Occupational Preferences

    Enables managers to assign work roles and patterns of work activity and manage exceptional incidents and events.


Personal Development, Training and Coaching


  • The Human Patterns Inventory has been utilized for comprehensive courses in leadership and personal development.
  • Management can set up training agendas based upon results.
  • Mentoring relationships can be formed.
  • Results can be utilized to design development plans to equip people to fit future organizational needs.


Talent Management


The Human Patterns Inventory makes it possible to anticipate shortages of performance preferences within groups and at each level of responsibility. This enables proactive staffing decisions and leveraging of the preferences and interests of existing employees.


A. Laffoley

Academic Program Director Raleigh- Durham, NC

I used the Human Patterns Inventory in the development program for high potential senior leaders and recommend it as an effective tool as part of any comprehensive employee development program. In my opinion an important differentiator of this tool is the light it shines on the switches that may occur in our behavior when we are in reaction mode (e.g. in a stressful situation). Bringing awareness to where this occurs is invaluable to an individual’s personal development.

K. Jobe

Executive Recruiter Charlotte, North Carolina Area

I have used the Human Patterns as an internal recruiter as well as during client “coaching” engagements. It is the most comprehensive psychometric test that I have ever worked with. I highly recommend this tool to any organization that is committed to talent optimization.

F. Christian

Managing Director Chicago, IL

Human Patterns is a rare exception among assessment tools. Most are simplistic and slipshod, more mirrors of their creators' craniums than windows into one's own. Human Patterns has a richness that allows me to start meaningful conversations with the hidden high potentials I work with, who after years of severe underemployment have lost sight of themselves and their unique ways of working with the world. I'm so enthusiastic I now require it for new clients to shortcut to solutions.