Q-global Millon® Index of Personality Styles Revised (MIPS Revised) Interpretive Report

Q-global Millon® Index of Personality Styles Revised (MIPS Revised) Interpretive Report

Key Information


Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc

Age Range:

18 and older


Paper-and-pencil or computer administration, or online administration

Q-global Millon® Index of Personality Styles Revised (MIPS Revised) Interpretive Report


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.

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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?