History Of Personality Tests

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Have you ever wondered why we have personality tests and why we have to take them? Some employers like to use these kinds of tests to help them make decisions when hiring a new employee. Have you thought about how the tests are scored? Today we will focus on learning more about personality tests.

 

A personality test is a questionnaire or other standardized instrument designed to reveal aspects of an individual’s character or psychological makeup.

The first personality tests were developed in 1920s[ and were intended to ease the process of personnel selection, particularly in the armed forces. Since these early efforts of these test, a wide variety of personality tests have been developed, notably the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the MMPI, and a number of tests based on the Five Factor Model of personality.

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