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personality test

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A test, usually involving a standardized series of questions or tasks, used to describe or evaluate a subject's personality characteristics. Also called personality inventory.
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Noun1.personality test - any test that is intended to assess personalitypersonality test - any test that is intended to assess personality
mental test, mental testing, psychometric test, test - any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
projective device, projective technique, projective test - any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
personality assessment, personality inventory - a questionnaire that is supposed to yield a description of a person's personality traits; "a personality inventory is a direct test of personality, as contrasted with a projective test"
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This is a notification that the Iowa Medical & Classification plans to enter into a sole source agreement with the Multi health Systems in order to purchase Jesness testing profiles to be used in conjunction with the JI-R personality testing currently used at our location with incoming offenders.
Personality testing for employment is estimated to be a $500 million-a-year business and growing.
He examines the methods by which personality can be studies, the formation of personality by environment and heredity, the larger dimensions of personality structure, advanced traits and their integration, techniques of objective personality measurement, main features of dynamic structures, clinical measurement of conflict and maladjustment, analysis of the concept of integration of personality, the development of personality according to classical and new models, personality testing and the school child, and the role of personality testing in the solution of social problems, including choice of vocation and involvement in socio-political life.
During the Cold War period, personality testing aimed quite explicitly at locating and even at cultivating Americans who stood near the "average" in every respect, especially in their politics.
Personality testing would simply provide a starting point for recruiting efforts by utilizing a narrower base to focus valuable time and resources.
Personality testing is popular in about 20% of the firms and one-fifth of the respondents plan to implement online testing in the future.
The scientific validity of personality testing is also suspect.
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Claire quit her office job and began to write a book about her profession - personality testing.
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Then ask about the psychometric and personality testing service for adults.
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