Orpheus Personality Questionnaire

Orpheus is a broad-spectrum, work-based personality questionnaire that offers something quite different to other questionnaires. The first set of scales, based on the ‘Big Five’ model, measures durable personality traits with a second set of scales based on the prudentius model of integrity (these are the aspects of personality that are likely to change according to context and time of life).


190 statements
Approximately 25 minutes - untimed

high quality

Conforms to BPS and American Psychological Association guidelines


Senior managers


British Psychological Society (BPS) Level B accreditation

The Orpheus Personality Survey is valuable as it provides insight into an individual’s typical preferences and relates them to their current attitudes to work.

Developed by the highly regarded psychometrician and the only Professor of Psychometrics in the UK, Dr John Rust. Orpheus is the most versatile personality profiling tool available in the market today. Intended for a wide number of uses in the work setting, from selection to development, Orpheus combined with Getfeedback’s online delivery is a powerful and low cost way to help inform an organisation about its people in a more enlightened way.

Orpheus is measured on the ‘Big five’ personality scales:

– Fellowship

– Authority

– Conformity

– Emotion

– Detail

These scales represent social, organisational, intellectual, emotional and perceptual aspects of personality. Because they are largely independent of each other, they can be interpreted in combination to find particular meanings against patterns of scores.

Opheus Graphs

SHL Psychometric


The Orpheus personality questionnaire generates a narrative report, a sample of which can be downloaded here.

features and benefits

  • Based on the well-established ‘Big Five’ model of personality, the Orpehus personality survey combines this with the minor scales based on the Prudentius model of integrity and so makes this one of the most versatile personality profiling measures on the market.
  • Developed by Professor John Rust, the eminent UK psychometrician, ensures that that you can be confident in the robustness of this tool
  • Includes scales relating to integrity, enabling the user to go beyond the information other personality questionnaires may offer
  • An additional team report can be generated from this questionnaire for use within a team environment (Orpheus TPQ)

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