personality inventory

noun

Definition of personality inventory

: any of several tests that attempt to characterize the personality of an individual by objective scoring of replies to a large number of questions concerning his or her own behavior — compare minnesota multiphasic personality inventory

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Recent Examples on the Web How might narcissists, psychopaths, and sociopaths stack up on this kind of personality inventory? Talkspace, Teen Vogue, "What It Really Means to be a Sociopath, Psychopath, and Narcissist," 23 Oct. 2017

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Personality inventory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personality%20inventory. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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personality inventory

noun

Medical Definition of personality inventory

: any of several tests that attempt to characterize the personality of an individual by objective scoring of replies to a large number of questions concerning the individual's behavior and attitudes — see minnesota multiphasic personality inventory

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