PSAS for Individuals

About the Scale

The Pyramid of Self-Awareness Scale (PSAS) 2.0 for individuals is a 152 item test designed and validated to measure four key dimensions of who you “are”: Personal Values, Thinking (Content and Style), Connection Style and Leadership Character.

Personal values are measured and reported in six key domains: egoistic, altruistic, moral, social, ideological, independence-oriented, utility-oriented and career-oriented.

Thinking Content is assessed in three axes: object of thinking (how much one thinks about self, someone else or general matters), temporal focus of thinking (past, present, future), and polarity of thinking (positive vs. negative thoughts).

Thinking Style is evaluated in four domains: abstraction, facilitation, organization and information.

Character, which is basically the behavioral manifestation of who we are and how we lead, is sub-categorized into 8 dimensions: positive and negative intellectual traits, positive and negative social traits, positive and negative operational traits, finally positive and negative moral traits.

The last sub-scale is Connection Style, which in itself is divided into four domains that we utilize to connect with people that we meet or interact with: 1) respect and manners, 2) dress and look, 3) touch and affection, 4) mood and tone.

Who is it for?

The following categories represent the majority of individuals who can use this tool:

  1. Individuals with an interest in self-improvement activities informed by gaining more self-awareness. If you belong to this category, please take the test on your own and contact us to schedule a session to discuss your profiles and their implications.
  2. Individuals who work with a coach, counselor, therapist or consultant and were referred by that person to take the test. If you belong to this category, please make sure to indicate the name and e-mail address of your source of referral so that we could send him/her a copy of your report.
  3. Individuals who are taking this as part of an organization-sponsored workshop or event (such as HLD, MCS or TTF offered by Thinkocrats). In that case, please indicate the name and date of this program at the end of your test so that we could track and send the results to our point of contact at your organization.


You may access and complete PSAS 2.0 for free. However, you have the option of purchasing a personalized report that will be processed and sent to you after taking the test. The report consists of 5 profiles that show where you are in each dimension in absolute terms and in comparison to a reference US population. Each profile is preceded by a description of the sub-scale and its dimensions or axes. Please contact us using the contact page if you would like to purchase your report.