Personality Tests

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Definition: Personality Tests

Personality tests are techniques or methods with certain preset questions to determine a person's certain abilities pertaining to his/her personality. These tests can determine various aspects like temperament, emotional response, socialability, stability etc. These personality tests can be used to sketch out certain personality attributes of a person which can help in many aspects.

E.g. is a person wants to become a social worker, such tests could check the degree to which a person can be social. In case of armed forces, stability of the person can be tested.

These days many employers use such tests during recruitment.

There are many tests some are projective like the ink blot test. Some tests are not projective are more question model oriented like MMPI, Guilford-Zimmerman, Myer Brigges type indicator (MBTI).  

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