MPA focuses on how people take actions that are directly relevant for work situations – and can be applied from day 1.  Many "personality tests" focus on traits or general attitudes that may have little to do with how a person actually works through a process.


MPA cuts through to the most fundamental, core motivations, which underpin all other layers of personality.  Not only are core motivations the most significant, they are also the easiest to understand and apply.


Most "personality tests" use questionnaires (i.e. language) and are therefore subject to many variables, such as varying degrees of honesty and self-awareness (in order to answer questions accurately), and varying individual interpretations of questions or answers.


MPA does not rely on language and therefore does not depend on the client's self-awareness or degree of honesty.  It is impossible to "cheat" in an interview.


MPA maps out core neuromuscular patterns, which do not change significantly during an adult's active lifetime.


Through detailed analysis of movement behaviour*, MPA maps out an individual's unique process of decision-making.  The MPA Decision-Making Profile identifies – non-judgmentally – what is at the core of any one person’s way to:


  • approach a given subject or task
  • form an intention to act
  • translate it into action
  • independently and with others.


Every individual's pattern of decision-making is different and unique, not better or worse.  MPA is not a normative "test" – comparing to an ideal "norm".  MPA is tailored to each individual.

* Over five decades of professional experience and empirical research in MPA, supported by research in related fields of cognitive science, has demonstrated that certain patterns of integrated bodily movement reveal related patterns of mental action or preferred behaviour.  MPA focuses specifically on the actions that make up the decision-making process.