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The Positivity Test (PT) is a self-report questionnaire for the assessment of positive attitude. It explores how people view themselves, their future, their life, and their general trust in others.  This product includes support for setting up the test, the report and written analysis.


Positive thought, or positivity, can be described as a basic general tendency to approach everyday life with hope and trust. It has also been shown to be a successful predictor of professional success. Positivity corresponds to a pervasive tendency in how people look at reality, which can have a profound effect on the way in which they assign significance and value to their existence in the world.

The PT assesses positivity by presenting a series of statements reflecting three positive constructs:


  • Self-esteem captures the individual’s general opinion of their self-worth as a person.
  • Optimism captures individual expectations regarding the future.
  • Satisfaction with life reflects the individual’s expression of a very general evaluation of their existence.


The PT is a useful tool for businesses, as evidence links positivity to job performance. 


The test has two scales of measurement:


  • The Positive Orientation Scale evaluates orientation towards oneself, others and the future, resulting in a detailed profile of positivity. These three dimensions combine to give a score for Positive Orientation.
  • The Positivity Scale has been designed as a quick easy-to-use tool for measuring positivity directly. It evaluates people’s assessment of themselves, their future, their life and their general degree of trust in others, to provide a single, simple positivity score.


Online Testing 

The Positivity Test reports describe in detail how the test taker performed. They include an introduction, results section, profile sheet, scale details, item-level analysis and response statistics. Test users can generate shorter reports by selecting just some of these sections.


Sample Report


Consultant's Resource: Positivity Test Report

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