Entrepreneur Profile Test – EPT, gives a picture of which of the six entrepreneurial archetypes you are, or most closely match. (info about your response congruence percentage results, available under Q&A as well in the Dictionary )
This test attempts to measure your entrepreneurial tendencies. Whether you actually become an entrepreneur or not is up to you. We provide separate evaluation and development programs for this – . Seminars & Programs – Also most welcome to contact us or your accredited EPT coach.
Maybe you already are an entrepreneur and want to take the next step in your development – no matter where you are today, EPT is – a tool for development!
- Developing a successful company requires the development of the organization and its business. For an entrepreneurial company, this process needs to start with the entrepreneur, or as our research says, the entrepreneur needs to develop oneself. Business development can be summarized as the ideas, initiatives, and activities that the entrepreneur implements, that help make a business better.
Due to increased self-insight and thereby awareness of your potential – this way you can become more successful.
Behavioral research claims that the most effective people are those who have an understanding of how they themselves function and act in different situations. They know their strengths and weaknesses and can therefore develop approaches to meet the demands of those around them. We here talk about the model – insight, knowledge, understanding, and adapting. Self-awareness increases one’s ability. One of many reasons for taking the EntrepreneurProfileTest.
It is important to remember that the results of a behavioral analysis do not say anything about who you are. See even Stefan Lindstrom, one of the founders of EPT, and his research on this. (More research below on this page.)
However, EPT gives a picture of how your behavior in different situations can be compared. This in the context of self-awareness, – which can be described as how an individual knows and understands their own character, feelings, motives, motivation, and desire. EPT is therefor many times used within recruitment.
EPT is a behavioral test even if it includes both one Personality profile as well an Entrepreneurial profile.
Behavioral assessment is a pre-employment assessment test used to gain insights into a candidate’s behavior. This can be done to measure the characteristics and behaviors of a job seeker.
Behavioral assessment can be described as a method used in the field of psychology to observe, describe, explain, predict, and adjust behavior. More ways to describe it can be a structured study and analysis of a person’s behavior using various methods like interviews, direct supervision, and self-observation. As in the case hereof, The EntrepreneurProfileTest
Behavioral assessment can be useful in clinical, educational, and corporate settings, here in the case of EPT corporate settings. We learn how different types of behavioral assessments assess and explain behavior and their useful application in professional settings.
One way to observe behavior through self-observation is the use of questionnaires. (i.e., our EPT test here). This method of observation usually focuses on behaviors that have already occurred or occurring, therefore, questions in EPT are asked in several ways, e.g., – I most often say.., ? – I most often like to.. ? or – I prefer to .. ? as well as questions –Which of the following words describes you the best?
Self-awareness or Self-insight as we more refer to above in this context of EPT can be described as understanding yourself in some depth and can be the goal or desired outcome from many sorts of development i.e., the process of attaining knowledge or insight about oneself as well as other people.
By improving self-awareness and finding out motivation factors and opportunities for improvements we can improve ourselves and thereby our companies and organizations. Better understand how to encourage both personnel as well as leaders and managers for i.e., economic development, sustainability, future prospects, etc, in our organizations as well as personal growth and joy.
The behavioral test EPT offers you a rich perspective on your character, (archetype) as well as with a complementary personality profile. This in combination with your answers’ response congruence (given in %, first sentence on your results page)
By using the personality profile part, i.e., HR people, as well as managers use it for purposes, such as recruitment and personnel development, team development. etc. (One can also become an accredited user of EPT by contacting us)
-to gain insight about yourself and to be able to identify your own way of working.
-to identify people who are different from you so you become aware of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
By using the entrepreneurial part – you get a picture of yourself and with the help of the test as well what type of entrepreneur you are, or would most likely become if you started one, as well as what archetype is most similar.
- EPT allows you to
. Characterize your behavior patterns.
. Become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses.
. Identify the environments that are best for you.
. Increase your understanding of other entrepreneurs’ behaviors.
. Reduce the risk of unnecessary conflicts.
– to show how, by mixing different archetypes, you can improve collaboration and team spirit, improve customer contacts and develop leadership.
– to find strategies to be able to develop your behavior and your relationships with others.
That way you can become an even better entrepreneur and more successful entrepreneur due to increased awareness of your full capacity. Or if you are in the starting process – you can therefore also avoid predicted problems and behaviors as well avoid losing “learning money” the hard way. You also get a better understanding of why you do what you do and why you are where you are today, and maybe even what direction you want to go in next. By creating an image of how You work in your entrepreneurial role, you get an idea of your strengths and weaknesses and thereby, the development opportunities available to you.
This in relation to your goals and your thoughts about the type you want to be yourself or the kind you think you want to be – you get information about potential strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses or as we prefer to see it – your development potential.
Besides your personality profile, the test gives you a popular scientific perspective on your character as an entrepreneur. Thinking about how you work can help you become aware or even more aware of your capacity. It may be more about seeing development potential than looking for weaknesses in the profile results.
The Entrepreneur Profile Test – EPT, builds on research (Stefan Lindstrom researchgate.net) that led to the profiles, and the design of the test is advanced.
Use the result if it feels right for you. You can also contact your accredited EPT coach or us for personal feedback and a professional growth plan or use the self-instructing professional guide in How to use your result
You also get a personality profile in your EPT answer, that you can use for deeper improvements and personal development.
Not so many tests that are based on or partly based on self-estimates, sometimes called self-assessed – measures response congruence. EPT measures response congruence, and in %, which is rounded off in the nearest five or ten numbers. i.e., 60%, 70%, 85%, etc. More about EPT´s accuracy and surprisingly high, so-called face validity, more about EPT and its validation and reliability) .
Self-awareness tests are also sometimes referred to Mirror test –
The Own Business Fair, 2010 in Stockholm Sweden saw the launch of the – Entrepreneur Profile Test – a questionnaire that helps determine which of 6 entrepreneur profiles or archetypes as we have chosen to call them, you are closest to.
Entrepreneurs have different characteristics that make them succeed with their tasks. Based on international research that identified five profiles, entreprenologist and international consultant Stefan Lindstrom, later on in 2009, presented his research at the ICOT The International Conference on Thinking a sixth archetype: The Workstyle profile also known as The 6th entrepreneurial workstyle archetype. The swede whose research found the 6th entrepreneurial archetype
After Lindstrom’s time in 2005 at Boston University – Entrepreneurial Institute, and around the Boston ecosystem, it was observations he made there and studies and research conducted with the Entrepreneurship Program at Boston University that was the starting point in his research. Later in the years of around 2007, Stefan came up with his first thoughts, and later on, the first embryo that there could be a sixth one. Previous international research had identified five different profiles.
It is this research – the 6th archetype The swede whose research found the 6th entrepreneurial archetype -(researchgate.net) that he had the privilege to launch at The International Conference on Thinking in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 2009.
Lindstrom, together with licensed psychologist Hans-Olle Frummerin, then over the years from 2008 to 2010 created the Entrepreneurial Profile Test – EPT based on all six archetypes.
And later on in 2018, Lindstrom talked about at TEDx.
This TEDx https://www.ted.com/talks/stefan Lindstrom What’s so special about entrepreneurs is also about Lindstrom’s latest research within birth order and education levels among these 6 different EPT test – archetypes.
The talk is about the answer to the question: What makes an entrepreneur? based on studies and experience. Different types of entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and motivations, and with different impacts and results. Common characteristics of the different archetypes.
More research within Entreprenology – very latest here below
- Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience – What Does Different Personality Test and Behavioral Test Measure? and Do We Overuse Them? (researchgate.net)
- Journal of Ageing Science & Mental Health Studies – Clarification of research study, ADHD does not provide special conditions for entrepreneurship (researchgate.net)
- Journal of Applied Psychiatry, Do Typical ADHD Traits Offer Advantages to Entrepreneurs? (PDF)
- Do Typical ADHD Traits Offer Advantages to Entrepreneurs ? or not (researchgate.net)
- What Does Different Test measure and do we overuse … – Google Scholar
How can you get the most out of the test ?
Full info about the whole development process on How To Use Your Result, but first – how can you get the most out of your test results?
Like all other behavioral and personality tests, one should get professional feedback. To get the most out of your EPT results, contact us for individual and related to your answers, personal feedback, and/or a professional growth plan. Most welcome direct on E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not done the test while reading this please notice. After you have received your results, – only you can see your results so save them with the PDF service that EPT test results provide, This is for your reflective development and improvements. You will also find an extra insight page to go to, this page is for those who want to get even more insight and improvement and to work for themselves instead with an EPT coach for external/professional feedback – therefore at the bottom of your Results & Personality profile, you can there click on or direct here – How to use your results
About the test follows:
Experience shows that those who have deposited time to reflect on their ability and to work have a deeper understanding of how they work. These also become more effective in their everyday lives. Of course, this is a challenge for many people. Some take help to move forward with this, while others try to do it themselves. Here we are happy to go in and help and support at, email@example.com
International statistics show that approx
15% do not try, or just ignores everything and goes on in old habits. 70% try 15% take external help, and learns how to, and uses the content and makes a lasting positive change & improvements.
The EPT test – also tries to describe entrepreneurship and the differences among the all 6 archetypes but still that they have a lot in common. – Entrepreneur´s as persons or individuals can be described in many ways.
One is – who undertakes and who succeeds in creating ventures. The entrepreneur or even intrapreneur succeeds in changing the direction of something, devises new approaches and creates new businesses and markets. The word entrepreneur can describe a person who is creative and driven and who succeeds in starting a business/company.
Entrepreneur´s can change directions on things, create, and design new approaches. Other ways to try to describe them are words like high autonomy, anti-conformity, and action-oriented, taking responsibility in combination with visionary thinking. see the dictionary and more.
Positive attitude towards work and devotion – well, well, the list can be made long.
In brief, this research has come up to that entrepreneurs can be distinguished in six different types of or roles.
Read all about them all on https://stefanlindstrom.com/type-of-entrepreneurs/