If the many contradictions are evenly distributed across the 12 traits of the IPA Analysis, it may be a sign that the candidate sees themselves differently, depending on the context. For example, they will see themselves as someone specific at their work place, and someone completely different when they are home.
Regardless, it is important the consultant who uses the IPA Analysis notices the traits where the answers are contradictory.
A person with a MEDIUM Unambiguity, meaning somewhere between the quartiles, must be interpreted in relation to the actual distribution of contradictions. Often, the case will be that the person has several contradictions on two to three traits, but only very few contradictions on the remaining traits.
This person’s test result regarding Unambiguity must then be interpreted in relation to those few traits that carry the most contradictions.