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“In my entire career I have never seen anyone or anything have the kind of impact on an organization’s culture that Paul and his AQ methods have had.”
—Igal Mayer, CEO, Norwich Union General Insurance

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AQThe AQ Profile® is the most robust instrument in existence for assessing resilience — the capacity to respond constructively to adversity and challenges of all sorts.

The AQ Profile: Assess & Strengthen Your Organization’s Resilience

The AQ Profile (8.1) assesses an individual’s Adversity Quotient®. Leading companies use it to screen job applicants and hire more resilient people. They also use it to develop leaders and a more resilient workforce.

The AQ Profile is…

...based on 37 years of research and more than 1,500 studies worldwide.

...grounded in data from 500,000 individuals representing all industries and job levels across 51 countries.

...quick and easy. It takes 8–10 minutes to complete (online) and automatically provides immediate results.

Two versions for different applications

AQ Profile (8.1)—Applicant Screening Version
Select the most resilient people to join your organization —quickly, inexpensively, and effectively.

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AQ Profile (8.1)—Developmental Version
The Developmental AQ Profile, used in conjunction with our AQ programs, offers immediate insight and tips for becoming measurably more resilient. The Developmental AQ Profile is also a fundamental part of AQ-related research.