Measures of Personality Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Measures of Personality
An overview of the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) and the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI) personality tests.
# 117077 | 821 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Nov 12, 2009 in Psychology (Testing)


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Description:

The paper outlines the uses of two of the most renowned personality inventory tests; the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) and the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI). The paper then discusses how, while personality tests can be enlightening and be an indicator for certain personality types or disorders, many critiques believe that these tests are unreliable and their validity should be questioned. The paper identifies the factors that users of such tests should consider and concludes that both tests can be useful tools in the workplace but they should be used as a guide and predictor rather than as absolute certainties.

From the Paper:

"In the early 1940's two of the most renowned personality inventory tests were created: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Both tests are still frequently used today. The Myers-Briggs Indicator is commonly used to give insight into ourselves and others for potential career or occupational choices. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is commonly used in the mental health fields to help assess psychiatric patients."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Career Planner.com. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2007, from http://www.careerplanner.com/MyersBriggs1.cfm
  • Career Search. (n.d.). Myers-Briggs Personality Test. Retrieved June 8, 2007, from http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=7114
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2007, from http://www.cps.nova.edu/~cpphelp/MMPI.html
  • Reinhold, Ross. (2006). Personality Pathways: Introduction to Myers-Briggs Personality Type & the MBTI. Retrieved June 8, 2007, from http://www.personalitypathways.com/MBTI_intro.html
  • Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia. (2007). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Retrieved June 8, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Multiphasic_Personality_Inventory

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