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

Examples of personality test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just understand the results of a personality test are simply a data point. George Deeb, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 On September 8th, Jordana Victor, a 22-year-old criminology student at Carleton University in Canada, uploaded a video of herself on TikTok taking a Church of Scientology personality test. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 30 Sep. 2021 On dating websites, potential suitors display their personality traits based on a Myers-Briggs personality test in their profiles. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Essentially, a Myers’ Briggs personality test for ground squirrels. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2021 Donovan predicts a future in which even workplaces will use birth charts and apps like hers to help better understand employees, like the ubiquitous Myers-Briggs personality test. Raisa Bruner, Time, 23 July 2021 Billionaire fund manager Ray Dalio recently collaborated with expert psychologists to develop a free online personality test based on recent research in personality science, as well as Dalio’s business experience. Rachel Carpenter, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Though Gen-Z celebrity matters might be outside Wesley's area of expertise, the actor took a pop culture personality test with Entertainment Weekly in 2014. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 28 Apr. 2021 But the array of vaccine brands, each with their own protocols and typical symptoms, has made room for them to be interpreted as an internet-wide personality test, with all the irrational identification of an astrological sign or a BuzzFeed quiz. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of personality test

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of personality test was in 1914

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“Personality test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personality%20test. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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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