Temperamental Analysis, Assessment Example


This analysis according to Taylor & Morrison (2012) measures nine common personality traits and assesses psychological adjustments, so that at the end of an exercise objective report is provided on the status of individuals or families, regarding their strengths and or weakness in terms of feelings and attitudes in areas which can be evaluated by experts and used to advise them in which areas they can make efforts to improve.

Critical support for the Taylor –Johnson Temperamental Analysis was identified in the military, where AWOL or absent without leave was perceived to be a perennial problem affecting performance and morale. According to Durham & Emilio (1984), a predictive device was needed to enable the military to reject recruits, who would most likely have delinquency problems, and the devices that were identified for this project was the Taylor- Johnson Temperamental Analysis (T-JTA), the Demographic Questionnaire (DQ), and the Background and Opinion Questionnaire (BOQ-72).

The traits indentified in this very powerful and widely used analytical tool covers bipolar behavioral attitude presented in the form of questions, the answers to which will give indications where respondents are on the resulting evaluation scale.  The  bipolar variables on the scale in terms of behavioral traits are (A) Composed or Nervous, (B) Light hearted or Depressed, (C) Active Social or Quiet, (D) Expressive- Response or Inhibited, (E) Sympathetic or Indifferent, (F) Subjective or Objective, (G) Dominant or Submissive, (H) Hostile or Tolerant,  and (I) Self Discipline or Impulsive, according to Taylor & Morrison (2003).

Individual Interpretive Report

Name: Carl A.

ID Number: 5012601

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Status: General Adult Population

Date of Assessment: 01/10/12

The respondent was tested and the following are the outcome of the evaluation;


 Trait Scale A B C D E F G H I
Midpoint 1   1 1         1
Raw Score 14 13 10 16 21 20 35 32 20
% tile 60 75 50 65 78 75 80 70 50


Profile Summary

The male Carl A., scored in the mid range for the nervous/composed, active social/quiet, expressive – responsive or inhibited and self discipline or impulsive traits, and need improvement in these areas as well as with regards to his excessive levels of hostility so that his leadership traits can be augmented sufficiently well to enable him to live a more balanced life.

Base on the profile, the former army recruit also need to be counseled with respect to his low levels of subjectivity provided by the answers given.

Family Interpretive Report

Name: Keane C.

ID Number: 455512601

Age Range: 45-55

Status: Traditional Marriage

Date of Assessment: 01/10/12

The Keane family consisting of a husband, wife and two children were assessed during the same period and the results were recorded in the tables below.

Trait Scale A B C D E F G H I
Mid Point     1       1   1
Raw Score 32 28 17 32 32 32 20 12 20
% tile 80 70 40 70 80 70 50 30 50


The Family union had three mid points in the joint response and this was reflected in the active–social or quiet, dominant/submissive, and self–disciplined/impulsive traits. These responses reflected the high levels of balance, tolerance and objectivity that was resident in this very mature and stable union.

However, experts will evaluate and decide that counseling will be needed in the area of helping them to improve their self discipline levels, which were inadequate, and may have been   the main deterrent on their less than acceptable career achievement at the present time. The family will also be encouraged by the fact that the traits exhibited generally were quite impressive and augers well for the future of the marriage.


These psychologically valuable reports confirms Psychological Publications Inc (2012)

argument that the T-JTA profile is a simple yet effective counseling tool that was designed for use in counseling sessions to increase understanding, enhance personal growth and thereby reduce conflict, as both responders would achieve these when they  are informed of the results and how they can make progress in their respective identified areas  of weakness.

Similarly it can also be used as a guide in the military as well as among business establishment to recruit personnel who will be more likely to provide reliable services necessary to ensure desired levels of performance and productivity are achieved.



Durham, L.R., Emilio, C. (1984). Situational Interaction: A Peer Counseling Approach to AWOL Reduction University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO. www.dtic.mil.cgi-bin/GetTRDOC?AD=ADPOO3243

Taylor, R.M., Morrison, L.P., (2011). Taylor- Johnson Temperamental Analysis Pearson Education Inc. San Antonio TX www.pearson-assessment.com/HAIWEB/cultures/en-us/productdetail.htm?PiD=PATJTA&Mode=sum , 01/10/12

Psychological Publication Inc. (2012). Taylor-Johnson Temperamental Analysis www.tjta.com/asp/index.asp 01/10/12