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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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Researchers analysed data from almost 400,000 personality tests from people across England and Wales, collected during 2009-11 as part of the BBC Lab's online Big Personality Test.
Researchers analysed data from almost 400,000 personality tests from people across England and Wales, collected during 2009-2011 as part of the BBC Lab's online Big Personality Test.
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