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Business-focused Inventory of Personality – 6 Factors (Second Edition)

R. Hossiep, C. Krüger, & C. R. Hossiep

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The Business-focused Inventory of Personality – 6 Factors (BIP-6F) Second Edition is the latest edition of the BIP-6F. The BIP-6F Second Edition seeks to build upon and complement available psychometric instruments, by creating a brief and reliable business-focused assessment of personality for use in the workplace.

Now a BPS-registered test

Suitable for

Selection and development, aptitude testing, team development, coaching and career counselling, as well as business psychology research.

Language Versions

English, German, Italian and Russian.

Product Description

The BIP-6F Second Edition can be described as a statistical solution to the BIP, a pioneering measure recognised as contributing significantly to the overall acceptance of personality testing in the workplace.

The second edition has been refined and enhanced for a wider range of applications whilst delivering accessible, robust results. The self-rated measure takes just 5 to 10 minutes to complete, making it well-suited for use in selection and development contexts.

The BIP-6F Second Edition comprises the six factors of Ambition, Discipline, Social Competence, Cooperation, Dominance, and Stability, measured via a 42-item questionnaire. In contrast to many other assessments of personality, the BIP-6F has a distinct professional focus. This is evident in two ways: firstly, only professionally-relevant personality traits are included; secondly all of the items in the questionnaire are business-focused.

Validated against the NEO-FFI-3 (NEO-Five Factor Inventory-3), the BIP-6F Second Edition can provide valuable diagnostic information where individual description or assessment of personality traits in the workplace is important. It also offers an alternative to the BIP, and the two questionnaires can be used together to offer a complementary detailed and broad approach, depending on the objective of the assessment.

Now with English-speaking norm groups for the US, the UK, and a bilingual population, the BIP-6F is easier to use across organisational contexts, including international teams where the working language is English but, for individual members, English is not their first language.

Download the BIP-6F flyer here.

Qualification level required:
Test User Occupational: Personality, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance

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Most of our online tests are available through the HTS platform – click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS, you can choose between two options:

  • Test with Hogrefe Administration Service (fixed price: cost of test + £40 admin fee + VAT) whereby Hogrefe manage the test administration process (set up link, download reports)
  • Self-administration (with tiered prices) – whereby you have your own HTS account and manage the test administration process, allowing you access to discounted pricing based on the quantity of reports purchased.

To get set up with an HTS account, contact us by email, or you can purchase the tests directly on our website. We will then set up your account.

Account set up procedure

Once we have received your order, we set up the online HTS account for you, add your test licenses and send you your login details by email. This may take up to one working day.

Test administration process

Once you have received your account login details, you will be able to set up your questionnaires and send them via email to your test takers. Once they complete their test, the report is automatically formulated on the portal, and ready to be downloaded as a pdf.

With your login details, you will receive a user manual for the HTS platform, as well as tutorials explaining how to use the system. Your Hogrefe customer support team is also available to assist you with the process and with any queries you might have.


The average for internal consistencies (Cronbach's Alpha) is 0.79.


Six normative sample populations are available, based on country/language and managerial level:

  • UK working population
  • US working population
  • UK and US working population
  • Bilingual working population
  • UK and US management population
  • Bilingual management population


The BIP-6F Second Edition is an untimed assessment but takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete.


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