Preferences Under Pressure Questionnaire


This identifies the individual preferences of a candidate which may be traits which could cause them difficulty in certain situations. These often include characteristics and behaviours that are strengths which can overwhelm others at times. This questionnaire provides insight to help the individual to avoid these 'trip hazards'.


This test forms part of our General Assessment suite for recruitment and internal HR and promotion processes.

It is also suitable for individuals who wish to understand areas where they may have weaknesses under pressure, to assist with their personal and professional development.

This test has a psychological basis and therefore cannot be sold without the support and feedback of the Symbiotics' psychologists, to ensure that the appropriate guidance is being given to the recipient.

User Requirements

Are you looking to understand your own reactions to pressure, or identify some traits that might be having an impact on your career? Purchase licences for individual usage here - you will receive a licence code to allow you access to the system, which will enable you to undertake the assessment.

Buying multiple tests - do you need a corporate account? Speak to our sales team for bulk discounts on test purchases in preparation for a recruitment process or assessment centre. Once purchased, you will receive Licence codes to enable you to distribute the assessments to your candidates as required.

Licence codes are for single use only and the assessment must be completed within 3 months.

Buy the test with feedback

Are you looking to take this test for personal development and help identify your behavioural preferences which might cause problems in certain situations?

You are able to purchase the test along with a 30 minute feedback session with one of our Psychologists. Feedback sessions will be conducted in English.

For individual purchases, a feedback telephone call conducted in English (ICAO level 4 recommended) will be arranged with one of our Psychologists to help you interpret your results.

What happens next

Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.

The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.

If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at, and enter the licence code during this process.

The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, one of our Psychologists will be in touch to arrange a feedback session after which you will receive a copy of your report.

For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the Welcome email.

Taking the test

This online test is untimed but we advise that candidates should complete all the questions within 20 to 30 minutes.


The results of this test are provided as scores for each criterion which fits are normed against the relevant population.

Download a sample report to see what to expect.

Our Psychologists say

Everyone has weaknesses, some of which are a result of overdone strengths, and manage these by actively monitoring and controlling their behavior. At times of stress or pressure, though, the capacity to maintain this control can be impacted and the façade slips, revealing the underlying reactions. This test helps to determine where these weaknesses lie, and the potential impact they may have.