Psychometric Tests & Assessment

At Over a Cup of Tea, we have a range of tests for people who want to understand more about themselves - the personality type, aptitude, interests and so on. Owing to our complex nature, these tests are not absolute. However, taking them can definitely help you in making more informed decisions with respect to your career, relationships and life in general.

To know which tests are suitable for you, you may read through the following or call on +91-9830072004 for assistance.

Personality and Self Awareness Tests:

MBTI: The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The MBTI is based on the typological theory proposed by Carl Jung who had speculated that there are four principal psychological functions by which humans experience the world – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time. The underlying assumption of the MBTI is that we all have specific preferences in the way we construe our experiences, and these preferences underlie our interests, needs, values, and motivation.

16 PF: The 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF) is an objectively scorable test devised by basic research in psychology to give the most complete coverage of personality possible in a brief time.

The multi-purposed instrument, 16PF or 16 Personality Factors, is used as a career evaluation tool, for couples counselling and personality assessment.  16 PF is used by psychologists and counsellors to provide job occupations that best fit the individuals’ characteristics.  Also, 16PF can identify such problems as anxiety, behavioural adjustment, academic, emotional, and social.

When taking the test, the participant must answer 185 multiple-choice items along with 26 multiple-choice items for the Couples Counselling Report.  Approximately 35-50 minutes is necessary for completion.  

Big 5 Personality Traits : The Big Five personality traits, also known as the five factor model (FFM), is a widely examined theory of five broad dimensions used by some psychologists to describe the human personality and psyche. The five factors have been defined as openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Beneath each proposed global factor, a number of correlated and more specific primary factors are claimed. For example, extraversion is said to include such related qualities as gregariousness, assertiveness, excitement seeking, warmth, activity, and positive emotions.

Rorschach inkblot test: The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. 

Johari Window: A Johari window is a psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955. It’s a simple and useful tool for understanding and training:

  • self-awareness

  • personal development

  • improving communications

  • interpersonal relationships

  • group dynamics

  • team development; and

  • inter group relationships

It is one of the few tools out there that has an emphasis on “soft skills” such as behaviour, empathy, co-operation, inter group development and interpersonal development.  It’s a great model to use because of its simplicity and also because it can be applied in a variety of situations and environments.

Aptitude Tests

Stanford-Binet IQ test: The Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales (or more commonly the Stanford-Binet) is an individually administeredintelligence test that was revised from the original Binet-Simon Scale by Lewis M. Terman, a psychologist at Stanford University. The Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scale is now in its fifth edition (SB5) and was released in 2003. It is a cognitive ability and intelligence test that is used to diagnose developmental or intellectual deficiencies in young children. The test measures five weighted factors and consists of both verbal and nonverbal subtests. The five factors being tested are knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, working memory, and fluid reasoning.

Raven's Progressive Matrices: Raven’s Progressive Matrices is a leading global non-verbal measure of mental ability, helping to identify individuals with advanced observation and clear thinking skills who can handle the complexity and ambiguity of the modern workplace.

The SPM was designed to assess non-verbal reasoning in the general population, and is used widely in clinical, educational, occupational, and research settings.

The SPM score indicates a candidate’s potential for success in professional, management and high-level technical positions that require:

  • Clear thinking

  • Problem identification

  • Holistic situation assessment

  • Monitoring of tentative solutions for consistency with all available information.

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale: Wechsler's scale is s the most widely used IQ test, for both adults and older adolescents, in the world.

founded on his definition of intelligence, which he defined as "... the global capacity of a person to act purposefully, to think rationally, and to deal effectively with his environment.

Clinical Tests


BDI: The Beck Depression Inventory, created by Dr. Aaron T. Beck, is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory, one of the most widely used instruments for measuring the severity of depression. Its development marked a shift among health care professionals.

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT): TAT is a projective psychological test. Proponents of the technique assert that subjects' responses, in the narratives they make up about ambiguous pictures of people, reveal their underlying motives, concerns, and the way they see the social world.


The TAT is often administered to individuals as part of a battery, or group, of tests intended to evaluate personality. It is considered to be effective in eliciting information about a person's view of the world and his or her attitudes toward the self and others.

The TAT is often used in individual assessments of candidates for employment in fields requiring a high degree of skill in dealing with other people and/or ability to cope with high levels of psychological stress— such as law enforcement, military leadership positions, religious ministry, education, diplomatic service, etc.