Personal Capacity Analysis (PCA)
This personality test is inspired by the Oxford Capacity Analysis, a test
originally developed by an American psychologist in 1955, Julia Lewis-Salmen. The original
name of it was, the American Personality Analysis. This test was refined by Ray
Kemp and Tom Morgan, UK, in 1959 and 1973. They gave the British rendition the name Oxford Capacity
Analysis. A very similar test is used by the U-Man Corporation, a recruiting and
headhunting consulting firm with offices in many countries. Also, another
consulting firm, Profil Silhuet, has been using this or a very similar test
in recruitment consulting. The PCA is similar to the OCA test and its
variations used in business. But so are many other tests. It does
not use identical questions to any of the above, and the marking scheme is not identical either. The
software driving the test is entirely original. It is copyright (c) 2004 by Nick
This test is intended for use by Freezone practitioners.
The test is not intended as any form of or aid to psychotherapy or recruitment. It is intended for
use by Freezone practitioners and their clients only. Other persons who may
happen to stumble upon this test and wish to take it anyway do so entirely
of their own
volition and at their own risk.
Persons under the age of 18 taking this test are advised to seek parental permission.
Other persons who are easily upset are advised that, in some cases, the results may be
seen by some as troubling. You may prefer not to take this test.
Testee: Read this before doing the test
Questionaire: The actual test
Example of results: How to read the result of
Interpreting the results
Tips on how to apply results to processing
Original OCA Manual For test evaluator's use