Re: Personality type test.Apr 9th, 2007
so, does that mean im an invtroverted, nonsensing but slightly feeling, judging person who doesn't think..who perhaps has no intuition or perception?
Many people fall into a middle ground of contradictory traits which can cancel out a dominant feature of a personality.
These are quickie tests for people but an accurate assessment of personality takes at a minimum of two sittings of two hours each or more..... at least if one is going to try and excavate some of the more buried and complicated personal preferences and quirks.
That is an fun topic Karrie......interesting to see how people come out too.... sometimes the results are surprising to the people themselves.
Only problem with these pop tets is skewing is easily done - the testing itself has to be somewhat foolproof for accuracy.
And you could experience divergent responses depending on your feelings that particular day.
That is one difficulty with all testing - some people are better morning testers, or late afternoon testers, some freeze over any tests and take ages scratching out answers, and some whiz through
them without any feeling at all (which would worry any tester)....
And the same people could test differently the following week....
They are only one tool in a myriad of possibilities.
And that's probably why he does them so often... because they are a good gague of how you are feeling about yourself. That's why they can work so well for things such as job placement, because they tell a lot about who we want to be, and thus, what kind of job will help us to fulfill our vision of ourselves. In your case, they're much the same... making sure you're still on the path you want to be on.
Popularity is no indicator of correctness. Governments routinely use lie detectors too, despite their proven unreliability. I don't think anybody said they're no good, unless I missed a post somewhere, all I said was that there are good grounds for criticising them, and karrie indicated they're not useful for diagnostic purposes or clinical evaluations. They might promote a little more self-analysis, and a little more sensitivity to other people's styles of thinking and behaving, but I strongly doubt you can find out anything useful about yourself or anyone else from them that any reasonably intelligent and honest friend couldn't have told you in a lot less time. My personal opinion is that people continue to use them because they have a veneer of scientific respectability, but there's really not much substance there. And as karrie also indicated, self reporting is always suspect.