Powerful. Practical. Proven.

The MIPS Revised test helps assess normally functioning adults who may be experiencing difficulties in work, family, or social relationships.

Users & Applications

Human resource specialists, social work and career counselors, private practice clinicians, and other professionals use this test in a variety of settings, including:

  • Individual counseling
  • Relationship, premarital, and marriage counseling
  • Employee selection, as a pre-offer screening tool
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Leadership and employee development programs

Features & Benefits

  • Addresses three key dimensions of normal personalities: Motivating Styles, which helps assess the person’s emotional style in dealing with his/her environment; Thinking Styles, which helps examine the person’s mode of cognitive processing; and Behaving Styles, which helps evaluate the person’s way of interrelating with others.
  • Clinical Index helps screen for the possible presence of mental disorders in persons who present as normal.
  • With only 180 true/false items, the test can be completed in less than 30 minutes on average.


Motivating Styles
1A – Pleasure-Enhancing
1B – Pain-Avoiding
2A – Actively Modifying
2B – Passively Accomodating
3A – Self-Indulging
3B – Other-Nurturing

Thinking Style
4A – Externally Focused
4B – Internally Focused
5A – Realistic/Sensing
5B – Imaginative/Intuiting
6A – Thought-Guided
6B – Feeling-Guided
7A – Conservation-Seeking
7B – Innovation-Seeking

Behaving Styles
8A – Asocial/Withdrawing
8B – Gregarious/Outgoing
9A – Anxious/Hesitating
9B – Confident/Asserting
10A – Unconventional/Dissenting
10B – Dutiful/Conforming
11A – Submissive/Yielding
11B – Dominant/Controlling
12A – Dissatisfied/Complaining
12B – Cooperative/Agreeing

Validity Indicies
Positive Impression
Negative Impression
Clinical Index

Psychometric Information

The test provides separate norms for adults and college students, and for both separate and combined genders.

  • The adult sample consisted of 1,000 individuals (500 females, 500 males) between the ages of 18 and 65, stratified according to the U.S. population by age, race/ethnicity, and education level.
  • The college sample consisted of 1,600 students (800 males, 800 females), selected from 14 colleges and universities to be representative of a college student population in terms of ethnicity, age, year in school, major area of study, region of the country, and type of institution.

Sample Reports

Scoring and/or Reporting Options

Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting – Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports all via the Web.

Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software – Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.

Mail-in Scoring Service – Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to Pearson for processing within 24–48 hours of receipt; results returned via regular mail.

Getting Started with the Q-global Training Series

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Test Content

  • What is the MIPS Revised test designed to do?
  • How is the MIPS Revised test different from the original MIPS test?


  • In what settings is the MIPS Revised test appropriate?


  • The MIPS Revised test is comprised of contrasting bipolar scale pairs. Does a high score on one scale necessarily mean a low score on the other scale?
  • Why are prevalence scores (PS) used instead of T scores?
  • What is the relevance of the Positive and Negative Impression scores?
  • Will recording the wrong gender make a difference on the profile?