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The Occupational Personality Profile measures nine personality dimensions and has 98 items. The language in the South African version was specially simplified based on South African research. Normally this questionnaire takes between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete, yet the reports that are generated based on the scores are comprehensive. The extended report covers interpersonal styles, thinking styles, coping styles, leadership styles, subordinate styles , team types and influencing styles. There is also an interview prompts report which generates suggested interview questiona based on an individual's profile. This is very helpful for users who are still familiarising themselves with the questionnaire. GeneSys for Windows also allows the user to generate a profile match report, comparing the individual's measured scores to the desired scores for the role under consideration.

Please note: The Occupational Personality Profile was previously abbreviated as the OPP. Psytech has chosen to change this abbreviation to OPPro, to avoid confusion with the abbreviation used by a competitor. No changes have been made to the questionnaire.


Reference documents for the OPPro

pdfOPPro Classification certificate

pdfOPPro Technical manual

pdfOPP Factsheet



Example Reports


The following reports are available on GeneSysOnline for the Occupational Personality Profile.



pdfOPPro Extended report

pdfOPPro Feedback report

pdfOPPro Derived Dimensions report

pdfOPPro Profiles report

pdfOPPro Standard report

pdfOPPro Question Prompts report

pdfOPPro Ideal Profile report

xlsxOPP Group results summary

xlsxOPP Ideal Profile Results Spreadsheet.



Selected norm groups for the Occupational Personality Profile

OPProNormpdfSA General Population updated 2010

pdfSA European updated 2010

pdfSA African updated 2010

pdfSA Coloured updated 2010

pdfSA Asian Updated 2010

pdfSA English Updated 2010

pdfSA Afrikaans updated 2010

pdfSA Indigenous languages updated 2010


The following file is a zipped file containing a GeneSys norm file which can be installed to your GeneSys Desktop platform to make these norms instantly available for generating computer-generated reports. Save it to your hard drive, unzip and import the norm file into GeneSys Desktop platform. Please note that the GeneSys for Windows system was discontinued several years ago and no further norms updates will be provided for this platform. To take advantage of new research and the improved reports, users should convert to GeneSysonline.


zipOPPro SA Norms 2010 for

Selected Reliability studies for the Occupational Personality Profile


pdfOPPro SA General Population updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA English updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA Afrikaans updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA Indigenous updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA African updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA European updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA Asian updated 2011

pdfOPPro SA Coloured updated 2011