Personal Capacity Analysis (PCA)

What are your strong and weak points in life?

This test will reveal why you succeed in some areas of life and maybe fail in others. Your personality is the determining factor. This test will give you a profile of yourself based on your answers to 210 questions. You can do this online test free of charge and without fear of that the results are stored anywhere. Should you decide that you want improvement, feel free to contact a Freezone practitioner for assistance. The practitioner can help you overcome any possible undesired traits and conditions.

The Test
The PCA test is done by filling in a questionnaire online. You have to select answers from a multiple choice list. Each answer is related to one of the columns A-J (see below.) The answer has an internal number value that is used when calculating the result. Thus you will, by means of taking the test, become aware of desirable and undesirable traits of your personality.

The PCA test is primarily intended as a tool for Freezone practitioners to find strong and weak points in clients' mental make-up. Once found, the weak spots can be improved thorough self-improvement techniques, called processing. Processing removes mental blocks to being one's own natural self, which is always found to be much more in the desirable range.

Similar tests are used, as well, in business to find the right candidates for certain jobs.
 

Traits measured (and defined):
 
Column Desirable Undesirable
A Stable
Stays on a set course.
 Unstable (dispersed)
Often changes plans and direction.
Gives up on projects.
B Happy
Is pleased with present life and the future.
Experiences fulfillment and harmony.
Depressed
Is concerned about defeats, past and present, and finds the
present and the future threatening and impossible to cope with.
C Composed
Is well balanced and remains calm
and cool even when met by opposition.
Nervous
Over-reacts to any perceived threat,
real or imagined. Is afraid of the environment.
D

Reliable, personable
Meets others with an open mind and remains
composed even when faced with the upsetting.
Personable. Friendly. Reliable. Serene. "Mr. Dependable."

Unpredictable, erratic
Changes in behavior happen regularly dictated by sudden
impulses and compulsions. Impulsive. Compulsive. Scattered.

 

E Active
Takes initiatives and executes constructive plans. Entrepreneur spirit. "Man of action." At cause.
Passive
Does not take initiatives but may respond to situations.
Follower. Recipient. Passenger. At effect.
F Self-assured (aggressive)
Outgoing and self-assured in behavior. Sometimes aggressive or confrontational in attitude. Capable.
High self-esteem. "A general."
Submissive (inhibited)
Submissive in behavior. Wants to fit in and follow the lead
of others. Low self-esteem. "A recruit, "a follower."
G Responsible
Sees consequences of actions and takes ownership
of caused ill effects in order to remedy situation.
Irresponsible
Sees bad things as happening by accident or
caused by others.
H

Reasonable (agreeable)
Is reasonable and agreeable with others. Tries to be understanding and explain things in a logical, non-provocative way. Peacemaker.
 

Hyper critical (invalidates others)
Finds faults in others and makes others wrong, puts them
down, invalidates their opinions, actions, and their best
efforts  for little or no reason. Low reality level. Provocative.
 

I

Empathy (high affinity)
Warmly responsive to the needs of others and willing
to help the survival of others as well as themselves.  High affinity level.
 

Insensitive to others (low affinity)
"Hard boiled." Unaware and of the reality of others and has no concerns of any damage caused to their wellbeing. Low affinity level.

J Communicative
Outflowing and open in communication.
Expresses opinions easily.
Withdrawn
Shy. Does not express opinions and ideas easily.


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Example of scored test:

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

 

 

Stable

Happy Composed Reliable,
personable
Active Self-assured Responsible Reasonable,
(agreeable)
Empathy
(high affinity)
Communicative  

+100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+100

80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

60

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

60

40

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

40

20

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

20

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

0

-20

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-20

-40

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

-40

-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-60

-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-80

-100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-100

  Unstable Depressed Nervous Unpredictable,
erratic
Passive Submissive Irresponsible Hyper-critical Insensitive
to others
Withdrawn  

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

 

 

The PCA test is inspired by the Oxford Capacity Analysis. The OCA was a test originally developed in 1955 by Julia Lewis-Salmen, an American psychologist, The original name of it was, the American Personality Analysis. This test was refined by Ray Kemp and Tom Morgan, in England, 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. Numerous other consulting firms have been using this test, or developments from it, in recruitment consulting.  The PCA is similar to the OCA test and its variations used in business. The questions have, however, been reevaluated and refined to suit the needs of Freezone practitioners. The marking scheme is more nuanced than other tests out there and thus not identical to any of the above. It builds, however, on the collective experience of these tests. The software driving the test is entirely original. It was developed in 2004 by Nick Warren, UK.


Instructions to Testee: Read this before doing the test
Test Questionaire: The actual test
Example of results: How to read the result of the test
Interpreting the results  Tips on how to apply results to processing
The Original OCA Manual For test evaluator's use

Legal disclaimer
 

PCA test 2004 by Nick Warren


This website is published in June 2009 by Rolf Dane, a Freezone practitioner