Entrepreneur Profile Test – EPT

The suggestion is that entrepreneurs have different characteristics that help them succeed in their tasks. Based on international research that identified five profiles.                    After my time in 2005 at Boston University – Entrepreneurial Institute, and around the Boston ecosystem, it was observations I made there that was the starting point in my research within Entreprenology (very latest in The Journal of Applied Psychiatry )

Later in the years of around 2007, I came up with my first thoughts, and later on, the first embryo that there could be a sixth one. -the 6th archetype.                                              It is this research that led to the world’s first Entrepreneur Profile Test that was launched in 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Stefan Lindstrom

 

 

Entrepreneurprofiletest– EPT, gives a picture of which of the six entrepreneurial archetypes you are closest and or closest to. The behavioural and personality test EPT offers you a rich perspective on your character. This test attempts to measure your entrepreneurial tendencies. Whether you actually become an entrepreneur or not is up to you.

Like all self-estimated and or self-assessed tests, they require that the person wants and can report truthfully about oneself. Not so many tests that are based on or partly based on self-estimates or sometimes called self-assessed – measures congruence.

  • What does different personality tests and or behavioral test measure ?
  • And what does response congruence mean ?

This is the match between your answers among themselves. Other words that can describe congruence is, conformity, uniformity, concord, See more examples in the dictionary. Different self-estimated tests measure this in different ways, and some (do not even measure it). Quite a few previous tests refer this to Cronbach’s alpha or Tau-equivalent reliability. This Cronbachsalfa coefficient measures whether questions belonging to the same scale give similar points and so does the EPT’s response congruence.  Also if the same questions over several different contexts still from the respondent are given the same answer as previous measurements (inputs) and therefore the same accuracy, but the respondents’ answers. Not only the question itself.

And in the EPT´s test case with response congruence, the answers give a probability – a likelihood of one’s personal response in a percentage. ( % )

However, due to the EPT´s accuracy and often experienced high so-called face validity, more on face validity in validation and reliability)  Also – few tests that are based on or partly based on self-estimates or sometimes called self-assessed –  measures response congruence. But EPT measures response congruence, and in %, which is rounded off in the nearest five or ten numbers. i.e., 60%, 70%, 85%, etc.

 

HR people, as well as managers, have since 2017 when intrapreneurs profiles were added – started to use it for other purposes, such as recruitment and HR such as personnel development, team development, as well as one can become an accredited user of EPT. You also get a personality profile, which you can use in your personal development, as well as in team-development, recruiting, personnel development, HR, Coaching, Mentoring, etc.

The Entrepreneur Profile Test – EPT, builds on research that led to the profiles, and the design of the test is advanced.
Use the result if it feels right for you.
You also get a personality profile that you can use for deeper improvements and personal development.

The suggestion is that entrepreneurs have different characteristics that help them succeed in their tasks. Based on international research that identified five profiles.

After Lindstrom’s time in 2005 at Boston University – Entrepreneurial Institute, and around the Boston ecosystem, it was observations he made there that was the starting point in his research. Later in the years of around 2007, Stefan came up with his first thoughts, and later on, the first embryo that there could be a sixth one. It is this research – the 6th archetype that he had the privilege to launch at The International Conference on Thinking in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 2009. And that led to the world’s first Entrepreneur Profile Test that he developed together with licensed psychologist Hans-Olle Frummerin and that was launched in late 2010.

And later on, Lindstrom talked about at TEDx.

This TEDx https://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_lindstrom_what_s_so_special_about_entrepreneurs  is about Lindstrom’s latest research within birth order and education levels among his 6 different archetypes.

The talk is also about the answer to the question: What makes an entrepreneur? based on Lindstrom’s research and studies. Different types of entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and motivations, and with different impacts and results. Common characteristics of the different archetypes.

More research within Entreprenology   – very latest here in the August issue of 2020 in The Journal of Applied Psychiatry

 

What motivates and drives you ?    try – Entrepreneur profile test