Psychical Profiling Assessments

The Psychical Profiling Assessment – Basic  (PPA-B) is a 80-item assessment that considers how one mentally, emotionally, and physically interacts with their environment and other individuals; whereby revealing how one psychically interacts with their environment and other individuals. This assessment identifies the most probable extrasensory phenomena the individual has recently experienced, and where their potential lies in regard to possible enhancement. This assessment was developed by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD., was utilized in private practice, and can be utilized as clinician-rated/assisted self-reports, informant-reports, or clinician-reports.

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Scoring and Interpretation

The majority of the items on the measure are answered by a 5-point scale to determine how often an individual engages in certain attributes including behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental (0 = never/yearly; 1 = every six months; 2 = monthly; 3 = weekly; and 4 = daily/hourly). The minority of questions are answered “yes” or “no.” In this case, 4 = yes; 0 = no. These questions help identify unconscious and conscious processes in the individual’s day-to-day that are psi conducive to certain specific extrasensory types. In other words, the clinician should focus on what the individual does on a daily basis, as conscious and unconscious habit (i.e. personal, social, vocational and avocational) will provide the most likely extrasensory type experienced recently, and the most advantageous extrasensory type to pursue for enhancement currently. This assessment can also be answered based on the individual’s perceptions of him or herself in a prior year to identify extrasensory types of experiences in the past.


Reliability compared to MBTI: MBTI is less reliable because it asks generalized questions that do not focus on frequency, that can shift day to day, week to week, and only provides two options and no balance between those two options. However, the PPA-B asks questions pertaining to recent time periods (i.e. how often do you…? Daily, weekly, monthly, etc.), and has few Y-N questions; both of which increase the reliability of the PPA-B. If an individual reports a MBTI result that is different than their PPA result, this could also be due to a minor percentage fluctuation (e.g. 5-10%, which will be shown with the PPA-B (e.g. Type White “35” and Type Purple “30”), but the MBTI online (i.e. which is how many individuals take the MBTI these days) will only show the highest scoring (e.g. #1 ENFP, #2 INFP). Due to minor deviations, the result will be different (e.g. Type Purple “35” and Type White “30”), and where the highest score is INFP and the second highest score is ENFP, which is not shown (e.g. #1 INFP, #2 ENFP).

In addition, results may vary based on the date the MBTI was initially taken (e.g. last year) and whether it was conducted by a trained professional or if it was an automated online assessment. In these cases, minor or even major fluctuations may occur throughout the year since the initial MBTI assessment. Because of all of these factors, it is best if the clinician conducts a new MBTI assessment in-session to compare the PPA-B and MBTI results appropriately, or simply refer to the PPA-B results exclusively to assist in identifying recently experienced phenomena and/or the most advantageous extrasensory type to pursue for enhancement currently.


Citation: Kelly, T.M. (2015). Additional Measures. In Clinical Parapsychology: Extrasensory Experiences & Phenomena (Textbook). University of Alternative Studies. PDF Copyright © 2014 Theresa M. Kelly. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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