Profile FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. How do I purchase the Leading From Your Strengths assessment or other products?
A. Assessments and companion products can be purchased in our online store, using a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). At the end of the checkout process, you will see your receipt displayed onscreen and receive a copy via email. Your credit card statement will display charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.

Q. How do I take an assessment?
A. If you have a passcode, please visit the assessment site at If you purchased an assessment, also labeled "a usage," via our store, log in to your account, then go to My Assignments > My Assessments.

Q. Can I take the assessment if I am not at my own computer?
A. Yes, the Leading From Your Strengths® Assessment can be purchased and completed at any time, online. Your results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.

Q. Can I purchase assessments as gifts for other people?
Yes. After you purchase your assessments, log in to your account, then go to Manage Users > Enroll Users to assign to a participant.

Q. Are the profiles available in other languages in addition to English?
A. Currently, the Leading From Your Strengths Assessment is the only profile product fully translated into Spanish, meaning both the assessment and the profile results are available in Spanish. To choose this option, log onto the questionnaire website and select Spanish from the response language drop-down menu. Both your online questionnaire and profile results will be in Spanish; the purchasing agent for the profile will receive the profile results in English. If the purchasing agent is the respondent, he will receive two sets of results, one in English and one in Spanish.

The assessment can be completed in more than 30 languages by simply selecting a different language option at the questionnaire website. However, profile results are provided only in English (or Spanish). View the available languages at the questionnaire website by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

Q. How long does it take to complete an assessment and receive the profile report?
A. Completing the assessment takes about eight to ten minutes. Once you finish, the profile report is immediately viewable as an Adobe Acrobat PDF and available for printing. A copy of the report is also emailed to you immediately. You will also find a PDF copy in your online account.

You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader software for free to view you're your profile report PDF.

Q. What if I have problems receiving my profile report?
A. Most delivery issues are caused by an undeliverable e-mail address. Reports will be returned to Ministry Insights if an email address is entered improperly. When you complete the assessment, you will have a chance to verify your personal and delivery information.

If you encounter issues receiving your report, please contact us through our Contact page. On the contact form, specify the type of profile you completed and approximately when you completed it. One of our representatives will get in touch with you and assist you as quickly as possible.

Q. Why do I occasionally see references to 4 letters (or animals) in the profiles?
A. In the past, Ministry Insights tools equated each of the profiles' four behavioral styles with a \"word picture\" of an animal, based on the original work of award-winning author and psychologist Dr. John Trent. Over time as respondents grew more sophisticated in using tools, they found the animal images to be distracting. Ministry Insights has gradually reduced references to the animal word pictures as a means of explaining the four quadrants of behavior.

Q. How do I apply the profile report?
A. Reports help you understand your God-given strengths and provide an objective platform and practical statements to use for improving communication with others. Generally, the best method for applying the report is in sharing and discussing its content with others. To get the most out of your report, take advantage of our free downloads, books, articles, online leadership course, and online certification.

Q. How can I know the profile and assessment are reliable?
A. The Leading From Your Strengths® process, assessment, and reports are based on a widely accepted behavioral language model and are well-respected as comprehensive, accurate, and user-friendly when compared with other behavioral profiles available. Ministry Insights profile perceived accuracy by users is 92.1%.

Q. What if I disagree with my profile?
A. No assessment can ever take into account all of the complexities of a human or how they behave in all situations. As the psalmist wrote, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Nevertheless, the Ministry Insights profiles are generated based on responses to your assessment and reflect the unique behavioral style associated with those responses.

However, you may see a small percentage of feedback in your report that doesn't apply specifically to you. We recommend that you explore these outliers fully by discussing them with someone close to you. After careful thought and discussion, if you still disagree with those statements, strike them from your report and focus on the statements that you agree with.

In rare instances, an individual who is experiencing high levels of stress may not be able to respond to the assessment with a high degree of clarity. If you feel this could be a contributing factor in the responses you provided, we recommend that you retake the profile at a later time when the stress in your life has subsided.

Q. How secure is my profile report?
A. All profiles are completely confidential and are only delivered to the email address you provide and/or to the purchasing agent. Ministry Insights saves a copy of your report on a secure, dedicated server in case you misplace your report or need another copy delivered to your e-mail address. The Ministry Insights servers, websites, shopping cart, and online questionnaire processes are secured using the highest standards in Internet technology and computer security protocols.

Q. How often should I take an assessement?
A. We recommend an assessment be retaken every 12-18 months or sooner if there is any significant change in your environment.

Q. How do I reprint my profile?
A. Log in to your account and go to Completed Reports. There you will find PDF downloads you can click on and print.

Q. Can I add a link to purchase the assessment on my website?
A. Yes - take these easy steps.

    • On the Ministry Insights website, find the product you want to add to your site.
    • Right click on its \"Add To Cart\" image.
    • Click \"Copy Link Location\" or \"Copy Shortcut,\" copying the link to your clipboard.
    • Insert the link into your site.