personality test


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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Recent Examples on the Web Not a core principle, but a question for a personality test. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Dividing Cleveland Browns fans into those who say ‘But Baltimore,’ and ‘But Pittsburgh,’ and those who don’t," 28 Oct. 2020 There are scores of personality tests available online, and many companies administer them to job candidates and employees as a matter of course. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Two Princes: Would You Rather Work for William or Harry?," 24 Jan. 2020 The professor had recently learned about the personality test and wondered if anyone had experience with it. Los Angeles Times, "The Enneagram is having a moment. You can thank millennials," 22 Apr. 2020 The episodes felt less like traditional TV and more like personality tests for the two very different hosts. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Comedy in the time of coronavirus: How Fallon, Colbert went on with bourbon and gallows humor," 13 Mar. 2020 As soon as Venkatesh began giving elephants personality tests, he was struck by the range of reactions. Justin Mott, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Are Learning How Asian Elephants Think—In Order to Save Them," 19 Mar. 2020 In the study, participants first completed the Boredom Proneness Scale, which is a personality test used to determine need for external stimulation. Cindi May, Scientific American, "Does Music Boost Your Cognitive Performance?," 3 Mar. 2020 Joining Cooke in the matchmaking is Davi Johnson, 27, who uses Myers-Briggs personality tests as part of the pairing process. Jenna Birch, Washington Post, "Daters discard one another so quickly. Could this experiment help people commit?," 6 Aug. 2019 The personality test So far, predictive analytics tools provide the best formula to determine the right personality traits for a specific job. Craig Wallace, Quartz at Work, "The scientific case for hiring a narcissist," 27 Dec. 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Personality test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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