Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc
18 and older
Paper-and-pencil or computer administration, or online administration
Q-global™ web-based, Q Local™ software, manual scoring, or mail-in scoring
25–30 minutes (180 true/false items)
Adult and college samples
Interpretive and Profile Reports
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.
1A – Pleasure-Enhancing
1B – Pain-Avoiding
2A – Actively Modifying
2B – Passively Accomodating
3A – Self-Indulging
3B – Other-Nurturing
4A – Externally Focused
4B – Internally Focused
5A – Realistic/Sensing
5B – Imaginative/Intuiting
6A – Thought-Guided
6B – Feeling-Guided
7A – Conservation-Seeking
7B – Innovation-Seeking
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
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.
Getting Started with the Q-global Training Series
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Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.
- 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?