personality test

noun

Definition of personality test 

: any of several tests that consist of standardized tasks designed to determine various aspects of the personality or the emotional status of the individual examined

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And they are given a personality test, created by the company, that looks for people with empathy and patience and the ability to draw people out in conversation. Tara Bahrampour, latimes.com, "These college students moonlight as 'grandkids' for hire. Seniors love it," 21 June 2018 And they are given a personality test, created by the company, that looks for people with empathy and patience and the ability to draw people out in conversation. Tara Bahrampour, chicagotribune.com, "These college students moonlight as 'grandkids' for hire. Seniors love it.," 20 June 2018 Frida Polli, who founded a company called Pytrometrics that uses personality tests to help companies make hiring decisions, instituted an internal audit early on to make sure her hiring software didn’t discriminate. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Want to Prove Your Business Is Fair? Audit Your Algorithm," 9 May 2018 The company was able to amass the database quickly with the help of an app that appeared to be a personality test. Mae Anderson, BostonGlobe.com, "Cambridge Analytica is shutting down after Facebook controversy," 2 May 2018 Hundreds of thousands of people have taken his online personality tests and self-improvement writing exercises. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy," 18 May 2018 There was a saloon-style piano (the musician played Radiohead and other music featured on the series), and guests were offered a personality test to determine their character. Meredith Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston tech experts turn out for ‘Westworld’ premiere party Sunday night at Revere Hotel," 23 Apr. 2018 For example, Cambridge Analytica was able to obtain information belonging to up to 87 million people because users shared their Facebook data with a personality test app. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook," 19 Apr. 2018 Just My Type — The Musical Ross Valley Players presents a new musical comedy exploring how the four traits tested by the Myers-Briggs personality test might affect one’s loves and life. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of April 22," 19 Apr. 2018

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personality test

noun

Medical Definition of personality test 

: any of several tests that consist of standardized tasks designed to determine various aspects of the personality or the emotional status of the individual examined

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