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What is Behavioural Profiling?

Behavioural profiling (also known as Psychometric Profiling) is commonly used by organisations all over the world to help them identify the characteristics and working style of the individuals they employ.  In recruitment it is a very useful tool that enables the profiler to understand how an individual is likely to perform in the role.  Equally, it enables the person completing the profile to identify their strengths and limitations and by understanding their own behaviour, the type of roles where they are likely to excel and functions where they are best suited.

FREE Profile reports from Gradplus.com

Gradplus.com has teamed up with Parallax Profiling to enable all Gradplus registrants to benefit from understanding their own behaviours and aid them in their job search. Every student and graduate who registers with Gradplus.com has the opportunity to complete the profile FREE of charge.

Parallax for Employers

Having identified what competencies and behaviours you require for your job roles wouldn’t it be great if you could identify suitable graduates who closely match your requirements and whittle out those who are clearly suited for other roles?  With Parallax and Gradplus, you can do just this!  Ask us about building a benchmark profile alongside your advertising package and attract more of the right people to your roles.

The Science: What is PARALLAX Behavioural Profiling?

PARALLAX is a PATTERN based behavioural profiling system. It differs from type and trait based systems. PATTERN based behavioural profiles reveal more useful and specific information than simple type or trait based personality profiles.


PARALLAX is designed to interpret data in the same way that the brain processes data. As a consequence, the output is more accurate, reliable and indicative of predicted behaviour.

Neurobiological studies over the last 25 years have identified that the brain has a formal design. The first function of the brain is to keep an individual alive. Many refer to this function as the survival instinct. In order to comply with the first function, the brain establishes and reinforces any neurobiological patterns that will keep the person alive. They become almost hard wired in the brain as habit patterns. These habit patterns manifest themselves as behaviour patterns.


PARALLAX is a brain based system that identifies behaviour patterns rather than stereotyping individuals or mapping the traits of an individual against supposed “norms”.

Every individual with a healthy brain has the capability to behave in many different ways. They are not restricted to one “type” or set of characteristics. If individuals are restricted to binary processing, they cease to be individuals - merely robots. Yet - no individual with a healthy brain - is a robot.

Take two healthy individuals. Each individual will have a unique DNA structure. There will be some similarities between the DNA and some significant differences. In the same way, each individual will have both similar and different behavioural attributes, but the overall pattern of behaviour will be unique.

Type based systems work by categorising, or stereotyping an individual into a predetermined "type". Each type has a series of common characteristics. Trait based systems work by indicating on a scale the intensity of a characteristic relative to the opposite characteristic. A specific trait for an individual is first shown as a location on a scale and then contrasted against a proposed "normal". Both kinds of system operate in accord with a binary structure, "either this or that". Computers operate in accord with a binary structure. The brain does not operate like a computer. It operates in accord with previously established multi-level, ternary principles.

The brain has (extensive) recursive functionality to deal with dynamically changing sense perception. This feature enables the brain to process massive amounts of data - all happening simultaneously based on the input it is receiving. At the same time it is assembling multitudes of aspects that combine to generate behaviour patterns. The brain generates habits that combine to form simple behaviours that, in turn, trigger further habits resulting in more complex behaviours - and so on. The outcome is a pattern of behaviour. PARALLAX uses a 3 x 3 x 3 cube framework and ternary processes to map patterns of behaviour. It does not use a binary approach.  

Behavioural Profiling

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Behaviour is much more than personality.

Behavioural profiling is much more than personality profiling.

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