Q&A

Which are the six entrepreneurial archetypes and who are they ?

The Starter – Intuitive, creative and great initiators, skills as caught the spur of the moment,,

The Professional – Good planners, tend to like the efficiency, holistic orientated,,,

The Serial – Flexible, can often combined feelings & analytical skills when making decisions,,,

The Innovator – Innovative, detail orientated skills, ability to act on their impulses,,,

The Lifestyle – Effective, holistic and often customer orientated businesses,,,

The Workstyle – Emotions as well as mentally driven, the work itself provides the incentives ,,

Read all about them all on https://stefanlindstrom.com/type-of-entrepreneurs/

What is an entrepreneur ?

An entrepreneur is a person who takes an idea for a product/service, considers the risks, identifies opportunities, gathers resources, and plans and implements the idea. It can also be described as an action-orientated person – see the dictionary and more about Entreprenology, Entrepreneurlogy, Entreprenologist and Entrepreneurship.

Does the test answers if I am an entrepreneur or not ?

No, The Entrepreneurial Profile Test (EPT) test gives a picture of which or which of the six entrepreneurial arches you are closest and or the closet too. You have to decide for yourself if you have aptitude and competence, tendency or capacity, ability, or drive or willpower – (see Drivers in the dictionary) enough to run a business.

It is a tough job, but if you are passionate about it, in combination with the insight that YOU have to solve the problems along the way – then entrepreneurship may be right for you.

Reasons to take EPT ?

  • You wish to identify areas of development
  • You aspire to become an entrepreneur
  • You will run or start a new business
  • You want to recruit the right person
  • You are curious about team-development
  • You work as a coach and or mentor
  •  – Do you want to become an accredited user and instructor ? Feel free to  contact us for more info.

Other areas could be:

You want to recruit the right person for the right job. Or you want to improve your team and understanding for different strengths and why people do as do and act as they act. Or you want to see / find your motivators and or development areas, like which are your defining driving forces especially for your way of being and act.

I don’t think the results are right to what I consider myself or matches my self-image?

It can depend on several things on the one hand, the test is far from the whole truth, partly it can depend on how focused you answered. And the environment around you, some people need to do the test in peace and quiet. And of course, some people who are more complex than such a test can describe.

After all, it is based on archetypes which are mergers and simplifications of how the majority of entrepreneurs work and works. Try to do it again or another day or just with another focus. The ability to maintain the selected focus also results in the test congruence and also results in the test face validity – see more in EPT and its validation and reliability

For example, are you young and a student? Free-time focus can be more appropriate. And as we said above, the ability to maintain the selected focus, it can quickly happen that that one “mentally jumps” between work and free-time.

Can really 21 questions give one fair image of me as an entrepreneur.

No, it does not give a fair picture, at all of You – into the smallest details, no such tests exist. But yes, with a pretty high probability it is possible to decide which of the six archetypes you are or lie closest to. Each question also has 4 different options leading to 84 positions or standpoints. There each is set opposite and each other in contrast to each other.

I got several different archetypes, which are equally ”strong.” What does that mean ?

Yes, this can happen and is often within personally and or in behavioural profile tests called a split wheel.
Which in itself can depend on a variety of things. The most common situation in a split wheel is that you can get two. One is then so-called related role, and this can be because you are mentally “on the road” or, as we say mentally is on the way somewhere – reorientation. Like we wrote above in – Reason to take The Entrepreneurial Profile Test – EPT.

It can also be related to – In or out of a new or unique situation, role, place of residence, geographical, other country and more for example. Another word is the breaking point, or just breaking points as below.  ©

Have you got even more profiles in your split wheel! You may want to retake the test and try to shift focus (Work / Free-time)

What does response congruence % mean?

What is congruence and what does it mean?

This is the match between your answers among themselves. Other words that can describe congruence is, conformity, uniformity, concord, See more examples in the dictionary. Therefore, your answers give a probability – a likelihood of Your personal response in a percentage.

Like all self-estimated and or self-assessed tests, they require that the person wants and can report truthfully about oneself.  Not so many tests that are based on or partly based on self estimates or sometimes called self-assessed –  measures congruence. But EPT measures response congruence, in %, which is rounded off in the nearest five or ten numbers. i.e., 60%, 70%, 85%, etc. Etc.

Some test refers this to a coefficient called Cronbach Alpha, Cronbach’s alpha measures whether questions belonging to the same scale produce similar scores. Cronbach’s alpha measures the reliability of the question itself, but cannot determine the reliability of the person answering the question and is the most famous and commonly used among reliability.  EPT response congruence – measures more than that. When it comes to EPT and its reliability, read more in EPT and its validation and reliability

 

What can I do with the result ?

Or what can I do with the many answers within the profile?

You get a picture of You with the help of the test and what type of entrepreneur you are and or most similar to. 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. The test gives you a popular scientific perspective on your character as an entrepreneur. To think 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 their profile.

The Entrepreneurial Profile Test – EPT, builds on research that led to the profiles, and the design of the test is advanced.

Use the result if it feels right for you.

Please notice that when you have received your Results after completed the 22 questions you also get a link to extra page and guideline,  More about your improvement at the bottom of your profile page.

You can also get help and guidelines from us – either on email in different programs or if you prefer one to one development over telephone or Skype or such. We also have MI Motivational interviewing, and compared with non-directive counselling it is more focused on goal-directed and influences you, as an entrepreneur or just personal development, we can influence to consider changes or improvements through the help of the test and Your personal results and answers. Feel free to contact us with your questions.

How can I get the most out of the test ?

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.

Feel free to contact us with your questions.

International statistics show that approx
15% do not try
70% try
15% take external help and make lasting positive changes.

Which profile is best ?

The profile/s describe a personality. A personality can be described as characteristic patterns of emotions, feelings, and thoughts: The EPT test gives you a perspective of thoughts, emotions, situation/s combined with sometimes surprising views and ideas behind what drives you.
It is not possible to say that one is better or worse than the other. Characteristics – is what distinguishes an individual, from one individual from another

Are you the same profile throughout your whole life ?

No, you don’t have to be the same – not at all
Some don’t while other people develop or is changing just like everyone else in and during life

Can you trust the test ?

Can one trust the test?

EPT and its  validation and reliability

Yes ! The Entrepreneurial Profile Test measures how close the test subjects are the six different archetypes, just at the time of measurement. But many factors come into play like how concentrated you are, if you have a lot to think about, like other things in life – That said it can also be a big reason why you do the test now. Additional and more factors can play a role in the rest– like how you feel physically and or mentally.

Yes ! There are apparent and clear differences between them archetypes but there are also several
common denominators and factors. It is also possible for a person to enter and go in and out into the different archetypes during different stages of development.

How many have done the test ?

In total, the test has been as the Number of tests: shows below in the lower-left corner.

© Stefan Lindström