GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Personality Assessment

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Example Question #1 : Personality Assessment

A client takes a personality test because their therapist suggested it might help them find a career more suitable to their preferences. Their results yielded a personality profile labeled as INTP. Which of the following personality tests did the client take?

Possible Answers:

The Big Five Test

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Test II

Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Test

The Signature Strengths Test

Correct answer:

Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Test

Explanation:

The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator provides the test taker with a personality profile that indicates their preference in four categories: introvert/extrovert, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, judging/perceiving. It is often used in career counseling to help an individual decide on a satisfactory career path. 

Example Question #2 : Personality Assessment

Which of the following is not an example of a projective test?

Possible Answers:

Rorschach Inkblot test

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

Blacky pictures

Correct answer:

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

Explanation:

Projective tests are ask individuals to interpret ambiguous stimuli (e.g. un-captioned pictures, abstract images, or sounds) in order to make inferences about their unconscious drives, conflicts, and personality traits. The MMPI is not projective but instead consists of a personality inventory of questions that ask about the individual's behaviors and life experiences.

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