Personality Assessment Of Personality Assessments

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Assessment of Personality This paper introduces the overview of personality assessment approaches in use currently in society. It proceeds to review the big five personality measures, its validity in prediction of personality types (Archer, 2011). The topic on MIPS questionnaires use in personality measurements and scoring methods used by the system is reviewed. Aspects on the social desirability trait and the distortion produced in responses to evaluation questionnaires, being a significant part of the problems in personality assessment is examined. Social desirability does not have an influence on the predictive validity of personality assessments. It is not related to performance in the job. Various strategies used for reduction of social desirability have been studied. The various tools used in assessments are recapitulated including some methodological aspects (Weiner, 2009). Cultural aspects in evaluation of personality discussed are touched upon. Two case studies are used to show the real life situation of personality assessment. One of the most important findings, which has found acceptance in recent psychological research, is that testing cognitive ability is valid for a variety of different jobs. Personality tests and skills provide valuable information for certain well-defined positions, such as seller, buyer and worker in routine production. The interviews to study the person, carried out by expert psychologists are also useful when simpler
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