The profile plugin makes it possible to add extra fields to the user profile form in 4 places:
Each of these are controlled independently. They can all be the same or specific fields can be available in each form. Similarly, fields can be set as required independently for each form or all can be he same.
Any field type from the form library can be used.
Optionally the profile for a linked user can be displayed in linked content record.
Multiple profile plugins may be used.
See Creating a Profile Plugin Creating_a_profile_plugin for more details.