Personality Assessment

907 WordsDec 15, 20104 Pages
 Prepare a 1,750- to 2,450-word paper in which you compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of your selected personality assessment instruments.  Examine the following items for each instrument: o Validity o Comprehensiveness o Applicability o Cultural utility  Cite at least two references in your paper to support your assessment. Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine a synopsis of three different common personality assessment tests. The paper discusses the comparisons and the contrasts of the Sixteen Personality Fact Questionnaire, Rorschach Inkblots, and Self-Help Books that are use to assess personality. All of these assessments were design to help…show more content…
Self-help books are criticize because professional psychologists and analysts do not believe that these books can be valid due to the fact there is no scientific theories supporting the validity of the self-help books and its assessments. Validity The validity of personality assessment test such as the Sixteen Personality Fact Questionnaire and the Rorschach has been subject to many criticisms in the past years. 16PF has been criticized for not determining the factors which it claims to determine (Fehriinger, 2004). Although the 16PF have been heavily criticized the validity of this instrument has been determine through researchers discovering the Big Five Factors which has been epic in comprehending personalities that we know today. These personality assessment tests have become more and more common because of their relativity easy use to assessing an individual state of mind. Authors of self-help books reject their criticisms by insisting that these books are helpful and some even believe that they are even more effective than therapy. Out of the three personality assessment instrument self-help books are probably the least valid. Self-help books are more of a recommendation that is not backed up by scientific studies or theories. Comprehensiveness Applicability Applicability
Open Document