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Five Problems


There are five problems with personality tests. There are ad hoc tests that are popular and fun to take. And some that try to get at serious issues. But designing a reliable test of personality is difficult to do.

Some of the most popular include:

  • 16 Personality Factor
  • Eysenck Personality Test
  • MMPI
  • Myers-Briggs
  • Rorschach ink blots
  • Sentence completion tests
  • The Big Five
  • Thematic Apperception Test
  • Woodworth Personnel Data Sheet
  • Word association tests

Here are the five problems:

Scoring

Misuse

Reliability

Validity

Free will

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