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General Information

Q. What is the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA®) and how is it used?
The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA®) is a valuable standardized test and counseling tool. The T-JTA is a personality inventory designed for use in individual, premarital, marital, group, and family counseling. It is currently in extensive use as a diagnostic instrument to determine therapeutic goals and evaluate progress and change, and in direct use with clients as part of the counseling process.

For a complete description of the test, it’s benefits, uses, and administrative information, click here.

Q. What does the T-JTA® measure?
The T-JTA measures nine personality traits and their bipolar opposites, all of which are important components of and significantly influence personal, scholastic, and vocational functioning and interpersonal relationships:

• Nervous ↔ Composed
• Depressive ↔ Light-Hearted
• Active-Social ↔ Quiet
• Expressive-Responsive ↔ Inhibited
• Sympathetic ↔ Indifferent
• Subjective ↔ Objective
• Dominant ↔ Submissive
• Hostile ↔ Tolerant
• Self-Disciplined ↔ Impulsive

Q. How does the T-JTA help the counselor to diagnose problems areas?
The T-JTA functions as a diagnostic device to identify individual strengths as well as areas of needed improvement. T-JTA results pinpoint specific problem areas providing insight into the internal forces that produce many of the external complaints or conflicts. It is used with individuals, couples, and families.

Q: What is T-JTA “Criss-Cross: testing?
In addition to its application as a personality inventory in working with individuals, the T-JTA is uniquely designed for use with couples and families. Questions can be answered first as they apply to oneself, and then as they apply to another person in T-JTA “Criss-Cross” fashion. This procedure adds a measure of interpersonal perception to the counseling perspective. Similarities, differences, and areas of misunderstanding become readily apparent.

For example, in marriage counseling, a set of T-JTA “Criss-Cross” Profiles is generated for the couple and will consist of the following 5 Profiles:

• Husband Profile: The husband’s self perception
• Wife Profile: The wife’s self perception
• Couple Profile: A composite of the two self tests
• Husband by Wife: The husband as seen by the wife
• Wife by Husband: The wife as seen by the husband

Q: Can the T-JTA profiled results be used in an actual counseling session?
The T-JTA Profile functions as a counseling tool and is designed for direct use with the client. Trait definitions are included at the bottom of the Profile to assist the counselor in describing the meaning of the traits measured. The insights derived from the T-JTA profiled results assist in improving self-understanding and aid the promotion of personal growth and change.

Q: Can I send the T-JTA Profiles home with my client?
We recommend that the counselor retain all T-JTA profiled results to maintain privacy and confidentiality. However, should the counselor deem it appropriate, a T-JTA Report Booklet can be given to the client. This 7-8 page booklet is designed to help test-takers understand their T-JTA results. It is intended to emphasize what they learned during the interpretation and reinforce areas of strength and areas where attention may be needed.

Q. How long does it take to administer the test?
Approximately 30-45 minutes (non-timed)

Q. What age range can use the T-JTA?
The T-JTA is used with ages 11 and above

Q: What are the latest norms for the T-JTA?
2012 are the latest norms for the T-JTA. Based on data collected from over 55,000 tests, the 2012 T-JTA Norms contain the most current and comprehensive data available for the most accurate, reliable results. Select 2012 Norms for more information.

2012 Norms include the following age-based population groups:

• Adolescent Males and Females ages 11 to 17
• Young Adult Males and Females ages 18 to 25
• General Adult Males and Females ages 26 to 54
• Senior Adult Males and Females ages 55 & above

Q: Is the T-JTA available in different languages?
The T-JTA has been translated into a number of foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian, Japanese, Danish, and Indonesian. Spanish T-JTA materials are included in our Online Catalog. Select Foreign Language Editions or Contact PPI for more information on other translations.

Q: How do I qualify to purchase the T-JTA?
Simply fill out an Application to Purchase and submit it to PPI for approval to use the T-JTA. To submit your application form, Select “New Customers” or “Forms “on our website. You can fill out an Application to Purchase and submit it online, or your can print one out and submit it by mail or fax.


Q. How do I learn to use the T-JTA?
The T-JTA Manual is very comprehensive and contains complete coverage of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Also helpful is the T-JTA Handbook, a companion piece to the manual. The handbook provides additional guidelines for interpreting T-JTA results beyond those contained in the manual. This is accomplished through the use of a number of case examples with accompanying clinical histories and 25 plotted T-JTA Profiles.

Q: Where can I attend T-JTA Training?
T-JTA training is offered in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries around the world. Select Training on this website to learn more about where to find sources of authorized T-JTA instruction. We also invite you to call PPI at (800) 345-8378 or email us at for training dates and locations near you.

Q. Is T-JTA training required to use the test?
The T-JTA is available based on the educational background and experience of the person seeking to use it. PPI adheres to the requirements as established by the professional counseling associations regarding the use of restricted test materials. While not necessarily required, many people seek to obtain T-JTA training to learn the most effective ways to use the test in their counseling.

T-JTA Scoring

Q: How is the T-JTA scored?
The T-JTA can be scored by hand using plastic scoring stencils or on the computer by using any one of the 3 computerized methods:

T-JTA Computer Scoring Software System, Version 8 for Windows: Use your computer to administer, score, profile, and produce Brief Report or Interpretive reports for individuals, couples, or families. Our software program also produces Report Booklets and Trait Suggestion Sheets for the test-taker.

T-JTA Mail-In/Fax-In Scoring Service: Administer the test using paper and pencil and then mail or fax it PPI. Tests are scored and usually returned within one business day.

T-JTA Online Scoring Service: Test-takers complete the assessment online at We score the test and mail or email you the results, usually within one business day.

Q: What are the advantages of computer scoring and computer generated Profiles and Reports?
PPI has developed a software program that will save time and enhance scoring accuracy. With T-JTA Computer Scoring Software, you can administer, score, and profile the T-JTA on your computer and then print Profiles and Reports at your convenience. Brief Reports and Interpretive Reports contain the 9 original T-JTA Traits (A-I) as depicted on the Profile, plus 9 computer scoring supplemental scales: Overall Adjustment, Emotional Stability, Self-Esteem, Alienating, Outgoing/Gregarious, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Persuasive/Influential, Industrious/Persevering, and Consistency. Reports also include T-JTA Trait Patterns and item analysis.

The test can be administered on the computer or transcribed into the software program from a physical answer sheet. The test is then scored and reports are printed. The software program has a coupon counter that decrements usage based on the number of tests and type of reports selected. Please select “Software” or contact PPI for more information.

Q. What are the T-JTA Computer Supplemental Scales:
Brief Report and Interpretive Reports generated by the T-JTA Computer Scoring Software,as well as by PPI’s Mail-In/Fax-In or Online Scoring Service include 9 additional T-JTA Computer Supplemental Scales:

• Overall Adjustment
• Emotional Stability
• Self-Esteem
• Alienating
• Interpersonal Effectiveness
• Outgoing/Gregarious
• Persuasive/Influential
• Industrious/Persevering
• Consistency (validity scale)

Q: What is online administration?
T-JTA online administration is now available! Test-takers can complete the assessment online and PPI will score the tests and send the results directly to you. This convenient scoring option is made possible through PPI’s testing site – Test-takers can also access test by selecting “Take the Test Online” on Click here for more information.

Ordering Information

Q: What should I order when purchasing the T-JTA for the first time?
T-JTA Counselor's Kits contain everything you’ll need to get started!
When ordering for the first time, you must consider how you want to administer and score the test. Once you have decided what your preference is, select the appropriate T-JTA Counselor's Kit.

• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 1 to administer and score the T-JTA using a software program on your own computer.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 2 to administer the T-JTA online. PPI will score and return results by email or mail.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 3 to administer the T-JTA using paper and pencil and then mail or fax the tests to PPI for scoring.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 4 to handscore the T-JTA.
• Order T-JTA Counselor's Kit 5 to handscore the T-JTA and obtain additional training materials that are especially helpful to new users.

To view the contents of each kit, as well as pricing, you may go to Page 1 of the Online Catalog.

Q. Can I order T-JTA materials online?
Yes, we are pleased to offer secure online shopping on our website. Select Page 1 in our Online Catalog for a complete listing of T-JTA products and services. You may also order other assessments, books, tapes, and videos on our website! If you are ordering for the first time, please complete an Application to Purchase/Qualification Summary on our website and our Crendentials Committee will review it immediately!

Q. What is the difference between the various types of the question booklets, answer sheets, and profiles?
To view a list of T-JTA products and their descriptions, select Page 1 in our Online Catalog. Click on the item you would like to learn more about. Each product is pictured and described to help you differentiate between the different types of materials.

User Qualifications

Q. What are the qualifications to purchase the T-JTA?
Psychological Publications, Inc. adheres to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and other professional organizations and sells psychological tests only to qualified users. T-JTA materials are available to individuals who have completed appropriate academic training from an accredited college, seminary, or university. First time buyers must submit an Application to Purchase/Qualification Summary with their initial order. The application can be submitted online for immediate review by our Crendentials Committee!

Q: How do I qualify to purchase the T-JTA?
Simply fill out an Application to Purchase/Qualification Summary and submit it to PPI for approval to use the T-JTA. To submit an application online, click on the Application navigation tool at the top of our homepage. If you wish to print out an application and mail or fax it to PPI, click on the Forms navigation tool at the top of our home page and select View PDF.

T-JTA Copyrights and Use Agreement

Q: Are T-JTA materials copyrighted?
Yes, Psychological Publications, Inc. is the international copyright holder of all T-JTA materials, in all languages and editions. As a condition to the sale of any and all T-JTA test and related materials, the purchaser agrees to adhere to the terms and conditions expressed in the PPI Catalog and on this website. Acceptance of the purchaser to these terms and conditions is given by signing the application form, submitting a completed order form or purchase order, or by payment of part or all of a Psychological Publications, Inc. invoice for any and all tests and related materials.

Psychological Publications, Inc. is bound by its author contracts to commence prompt legal action against anyone who infringes on its or its authors’ copyrights. Any infringer shall be subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law, including but not limited to statutory damages of $100,000 for willful infringement of copyright.

Q: Can T-JTA materials be reproduced?
No, all T-JTA tests or sections of a test, test protocols, answer sheets, profiles, report forms, scoring devices, tables, charts, norms, or other quoted material found in manuals, brochures, or books published by PPI are copyrighted. Their reproduction, distribution, or adaptation in whole or in part, in any form, for any purpose whatsoever, by any process whatsoever, including photocopying, recording, or duplication in any information storage and retrieval system or any form of computer storage or programming is in violation of copyright law unless prior and expressed written authorization has been obtained from the publisher.

Q: Can the T-JTA be modified, adapted, or translated?
No adaptations, modifications, translations, or special versions may be made without the prior written permission from the publisher. Users are advised that such adaptation, modification, translation, or special version may affect the validity of the tests. Psychological Publications, Inc. has the sole right to authorize any translations, adaptations, modifications, and reproductions of any portion of its published test materials.

Q. Are the T-JTA norms copyrighted?
Yes, T-JTA norms are copyrighted. The reproduction or copying of test norms without written authorization of Psychological Publications, Inc. whether reproductions or copies are sold or furnished free for use, is a violation of copyright. The term “copying” includes, but is not limited to, entry of test norms into a computer memory or program for purposes of test processing, scoring, or reporting.

Q: What is the procedure to obtain permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote from the T-JTA?
For permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote from any T-JTA materials, send Psychological Publications Inc. a request in writing containing a full explanation of the requested permissions. Permission to reproduce is not normally granted unless the material cannot be used in its published format. Requests to include an entire test in any published medium will not be granted.

When requesting permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote any T-JTA materials, the following information must be included:

• Specific purpose and proposed use
• Exact description of the specific material to be translated, adapted, modified, or reproduced
• Specified time period and number of copies to be used
• Completed and signed Application to Purchase/Qualification Summary by the requestor; if the requestor is a graduate student completing a dissertation or thesis, an Application to Purchase/Qualification Summary for the graduate advisor should also be submitted.

Q: Can permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote from the T-JTA be given over the telephone?
We do not give permission to translate, adapt, modify, reproduce, or quote over the telephone. Authorization from Psychological Publications, Inc. is valid only in written form. Requests may be submitted by mail or fax.

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