The Predictive Index® (PI®)


PI is a theory-based, self-report measurement of normal, adult motivational needs which predicts behaviors. This psychometric tool has been developed and validated exclusively for use within occupational and organizational populations.

The Predictive Index® combines the PI Behavioral Assessment with a Job Assessment highlighting critical success factors leading to superior performance in a job.

The Predictive Index® is a registered trademark of The Predictive Index, LLC and is used on this website with permission.

The Predictive Index is a psychometric tool to measure normal, adult motivational needs and to predict behaviors. This behavioral assessment offers a clear understanding of and insight into individuals’ unique motivational needs and drives using a free-choice adjective checklist.
Speed of use without compromise to reliability is unparalleled (taking 5 to 10 minutes to complete). It describes motivational drives and predicts behaviors at 3 levels: 1: natural behaviors, 2: role (adaptive) behaviors, and 3: observable behaviors.
The Predictive Index is used for a broad range of talent management purposes, such as personnel selection and on-boarding, leadership development, succession planning, coaching for performance, team-building and organizational change.


All research studies on the PI Behavioral Assessment (related to Reliability, Validity and Protection from Adverse Impact) conducted by Praendex Inc. are in compliance with the U.S. Federal Regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Guidelines for the Development and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures. The reports in a graphic illustration and a concise, verbal description of work related behaviors pertaining to communication, teamwork & cooperation, initiative, interaction, problem solving, decision making, delegation and leadership styles, influencing styles, selling styles. The report also includes a section devoted to management strategies, i.e. recommendations related to managing people of various behavioral styles. Available in 70 languages. There is the possibility to connect PI to your applicant tracking system.

Download the Predictive Index Fact Sheet in English

Download the Predictive Index Fact Sheet in French