It turns out that secretly, spies are just like us. Visitors to SPYSCAPE HQ have now completed more than five million authentic spy challenges and helped us to fine-tune the accuracy of our profile methodology and algorithm.
Your personalized SPYCHOLOGY profile is based on a series of challenges available exclusively at SPYSCAPE HQ and included free in the price of admission.
You may not think it matters whether you’d be a better Spymaster or Spycatcher, Agent Handler or Hacker but the profile that answers those questions also reveals the personality, skills, and attributes that inform and empower your potential.
How did we get here? Well, we worked with real-life spies and superheroes, and a former Head of Training at Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, plus a top professor of psychology who’s authored over 1,000 academic papers, to develop a diverse set of challenges based upon decades of academic and professional experience and expertise.
The full set of challenges is available exclusively at SPYSCAPE HQ.
The result is SPYCHOLOGY, a multi-faceted assessment methodology and scoring algorithm to uncover your spy superpowers from empathy and perception to analysis and risk tolerance. Your profile provides you with a detailed dossier of more than 40 pages filled with insights into what makes you special. Your profile can remain ‘For Your Eyes Only’ or be shared and compared with colleagues, friends, and family. We even make it easy for you to compare your results with famous spies (both real and fictional) with profiles like yours.
There’s nothing to study and no homework! The results are based on scientific studies (see below) and our proprietary methodology and algorithm.
Isn’t it time you discovered your superpowers?
The Science Behind the Profiles
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