Instructions for the Instinctual Variant Questionnaire (IVQ version 2.0)


Before the Test:

  • The Instinctual Variant Questionnaire (IVQ v2.0)

    • 37 questions

    • Approximately 15-20 minutes

  • Plan for enough time to finish in one sitting.

    • In order to submit the test, all questions must be answered.

    • We do not save your progress, so if you need to stop mid-test, you may come back to the Testing Center and start over from the beginning.

    • Your code remains active until your test has been submitted and scored.


During the Test:



  • For each question you must select two statements: one that is most like you, and one that is least like you.

    • Most Like: This should reflect how you have reacted or behaved most of the time.

    • Least Like: This should reflect how you have reacted or behaved least often.

  • Some questions will require you to make close calls among the three choices.

  • Try not to “over-analyze” the statements. You will get more accurate results if you answer spontaneously rather than thinking of extreme situations.

  • Remember that there are no “right” or “wrong” answers.

  • Try to relax and answer the questions simply and honestly, and to maintain the same frame of mind as you respond to each of the questions.


After the Test:

  • If you used an individual test code:

    • Your results will be provided on-screen.

    • A PDF of your results will be emailed to you.

  • If you were given a test code by a test administrator:

    • Your results will be sent to your test administrator.

    • Contact them to receive your results.


Questions or concerns? Please contact [email protected].