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Personal Assessment

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Personality Assessment

University of Phoenix – Online

Dr. James Bell

Abstract

The following paper looks at three different personality assessment tools, Meyer-Briggs, Rorschach, and Self-help books.   It describes each of them and considers the strengths and weakness of each.   It also attempts to provide a brief background on each tool as well.

Personality Assessment
Introduction
When it comes to understanding personality one must understand that there’s several personality indicators.   Three of them are to be presented in this paper.   Which are the Meyers and Briggs, Rorschach, and Self-help books.   The similarities and differences in these assessments, I will attempt to identify there characterizes.
Meyers and Briggs
This personality assessment was first introduced, in 1942 by Isabel Briggs Meyers and her mother Katharine. The Myers and Briggs Foundation “began by developing a “sorter” instrument to identify psychological type preferences in people, in relation to the theory of C. G. Jung.” The test consists of creating a question indicator and using the data to determine if that individual item accurately measures what was intended.   To better understand I have included the following example.
Myers-Briggs – Directions – Do no open booklet until you have read all the directions and answered all the questions.   Your answers to these questions will help show you how you like to look at things and how you like to go about coming to a judgment.   There is no “right” or “wrong” responses.   Knowing your own preferences and learning about other peoples; can help you understand what your strengths are, what kinds of work you might enjoy, and how people with different preferences can connect to one another and contribute to society.
Read each question carefully and indicate your response by making an “X” in the appropriate box next to the responses you select.   Use a ballpoint pen and press down forcefully.   Do not spend too much time concentrating...

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