Read my assessment results

Once you have completed the assessment (or successfully imported your assessment results from PrinciplesYou), you can find your results at any time by clicking on ‘About Me’ from the left-hand navigation.

Your assessment results have three key pieces of information: 

  • Archetypes
  • Traits and Facets
  • Insights, or How you respond in different situations

Continue reading for more information. To download or print your assessment results, click the ‘PDF’ button located at the top right corner of your results page. 


Archetypes are ways of summarizing your pattern of preferences in a simple, yet clear way. But, personality is complex and most people have strong tendencies across a few archetypes. That’s why you’ll see up to three matches: Your top one and up to two others. These can describe different dimensions of your personality, which you can use to reflect on how you may operate in different circumstances. 

Your assessment results will also show the archetypes you are least like. 

To read a full description for any of the archetypes in your assessment results, simply click on the archetype icon. 

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Traits and Facets 

The assessment results comprise a person’s score on each of 12 major traits, 36 sub-traits (called facets), and 5 independent scales (traits that do not have associated sub-traits). The numerical scores provided for both traits and facets are percentile scores. More specifically, each chart places your score on a scale of 0 to 100 in relation to the scores of others who have completed the assessment. 

These traits and associated facet scores are grouped into three categories:

  • Your Cognitive Orientation, or How You Prefer to Think
  • Your Interpersonal Orientation, or How You Engage with Others
  • Your Motivational Orientation, or How You Apply Yourself

It’s important to remember that there is nothing inherently “good” or “bad” about scoring a particular way. These are personality orientations, and not necessarily capabilities. Trait scores simply indicate your level of preference towards a particular trait. 



This section of your assessment results gives insight into how the combination of your attributes may play out in a variety of work and life situations. Over a number of contexts, we provide interaction styles that may emerge in your daily life. It is unlikely that all statements presented are true all the time, but it is likely you recognize at least some of these postures in yourself.