Traditional human-directed tests make use of introspection (self-investigation) to form a personality-image. However, research shows that in more than 70% of the cases, the self-image does not correspond with the image others have of an individual. The Personalcolor instrument knows an unique mode of operation, in which your self-image is compared to how others see and experience you. In addition, a difference is made between your businesslike- and private environment.
Another unique characteristic of the Personalcolor instrument is that your style-flexibility is measured. Hereby is measured to what extent you are able to adapt yourself to a specific situation, which in turn determines the inter-personal effectivity.
The Personalcolor instrument could be compared to a picture of yourself. The traditional tests provide you with one picture at one specific moment. However, the Personalcolor instrument provides you with an entire album of yourself at different occasions and situations. Due to this, the results of the Personalcolor instrument contribute considerably to more added value and are applicable to numerous situations.