Personality Assessment Test
A personality test is used to describe aspects of a person's character that remains stable throughout the person's lifetime. It aims to measure the patterns of behavior, thoughts, and emotions unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations. It can be used to simply assess what type of person one is or, more specifically, to determine one’s aptitude for a certain type of occupation or career.
Companies use a variety of tactics in the interview process to not only screen for skill and experience, but also to ensure the candidate is a good fit. Further, to learn more about a candidate, they often administer a personality test as it can yield an exceptional amount of information about an individual's less tangible attributes.
Benefits of Personality Testing
It is costly to replace an employee who has been let go due to a personality conflict or behavioral problem. The costs can be measured in lost productivity, recruiting and hiring expenses, and costs associated with training a new employee. Giving personality tests can help reduce the risk of incorrectly judging a potential employee's character, and may help the recruiters better understand their staff's motivations and actions.
Through our Personality Assessment Test, we intend to measure the following:
- The key Personality Dimensions – Characteristic ways in which an individual perceives, feels, believes, or acts. Through this test we would intend to measure the following dimensions of personality:
- Extraversion: This dimension includes characteristics such as excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness, and high amounts of emotional expressiveness.
- Agreeableness: This personality dimension includes attributes such as trust, altruism, kindness, affection, and other pro-social behaviors.
- Conscientiousness: Common features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness, with good impulse control and goal-directed behaviors. Those high in conscientiousness tend to be organized and mindful of details.
- Emotional Stability: Individuals high on this dimension tend to be calm, relaxed, secured and strong.
- Openness: This dimension features characteristics such as imagination and insight, and those high in this trait also tend to have a broad range of interests.
- Source of Motivation – Locus of Control (Internal or External) :
The construct of Locus of Control refers to the perceptions that individuals have about the source of things that happen to them.
Internal locus of control refers to a situation where an individual believes his/her behavior is guided by his/her personal decisions and efforts. External locus of control refers to a situation where an individual believes that his/her behavior is guided by fate, luck, or other external circumstances.
- Personal adjustment in various aspects of life –
The personal adjustment of an individual in various aspects of life clearly symbolizes the kind of personality characteristic quite dominant in a particular situation or circumstance. There are primarily four basic dimensions of life which we all pass through irrespective of our location, breed, religion, gender or age:
- Self or Individual situations
- Family Situations
- Work Situations
- Society Situations
The test attempts to identify the responses of an individual on various personality dimensions along with his/her locus of control under the above four situations. Thereby, a complete inventory of queries has been developed which comprehensively measures overall personality being influenced under any situation.
These measurements will be mapped to identify the possible deviations under a given situation, thereby leading to correct estimation of the personality type.