Psychological and Personality Assessments

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Psychological Personality Assessments Used in the Workplace
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Abstract
Psychological and Personality Assessments are used by many small employers, Fortune 100 or even Fortune 500 companies. These companies have instilled these tests in their company policies with all new hires or promotional employees. These assessments are used to help all human resources personnel in the decision of hiring or promoting employees. These tests are used as tools to improve personal image, promote or hire compatible employees that will put the company into a more positive direction. Employers feel that by using and implementing these assessments they help with building good employee teams and to allow different types of personalities to work
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They also see logic and implement with the more comprehensive systems within a company. These employees are usually very informed and enjoy expanding their knowledge.
The second most commonly used assessment is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter which which is used among employers and school officials for the same purpose of hiring or promoting employees. Many schools use this assessment to help the school therapists or counselors with teaching methods.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter helps in the dysfunctional behavior of a person either children or adults. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is used for the following reasons: team building, conflict resolution, career exploration, guidance counseling, relationship counseling or self understanding. This assessment was developed by clinical psychologists by the name of Dr. David Keirsey. He had worked for 20 years in the public school systems and had seen many types of behaviors among the students. He had worked and experienced the interventional ways of behavior and focused in training therapists for over 10 years. He specialized in pragmatics of coaching children, parents and spouses to decrease conflict and to help them to increase cooperation. He wrote a best selling book "Please Understand Me". He wrote an expanded version for this book "Please Understand Me II" that focused on temperament, character and intelligence.

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