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The Psychometrics Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School

The Psychometrics Centre carried out a translation from French to English and adaptation to the English-speaking market of two popular psychometric tests developed in France. This work has been commissioned by ECPA (Les Editions du Centre de Psychologie Appliquee), the French subsidiary of Pearson Assessment.


D5D is a brief ipsative test of the big five personality traits of extraversion, neuroticism, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness. It has been specifically designed to be quick and easy to use with job applicants at all levels, particularly in the public services.


TD12 capitalises on the idea that the forms of personality aberration seen by psychiatrists (called 'troubled personality' in French) are but the extreme end of continua and represent characteristics that many of us easily recognize in the foibles of our friends and colleagues. It contains the 12 subscales of

  • Suspiciousness
  • Emotional isolation
  • Eccentric ideation
  • Antisocial aggression
  • Shamelessness
  • Over-theatricality
  • Narcissism
  • Over-dependence
  • Wariness
  • Obsessionality
  • Stubborn procrastination
  • Undue pessimism

It has proved popular in recruitment to major corporations as well as the French Police and the Foreign Legion.

Both D5D and the TD12 are available in French from ECPA in Paris. Contact us if you require details of publishing plans for D5D or TD12 in English.

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