Measures of Personality Research Comparison Essay by Write Fine

Measures of Personality Research
A comparative review of two methods of measuring "personality".
# 112351 | 1,365 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2009 in Psychology (Testing)

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The paper discusses two personality tests. The first is the Myers-Briggs test, which is designed to measure life satisfaction and personality. The paper notes that this test uses a questionnaire and the answers are used to determine 'who' that person is from a personality standpoint. The second test is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II. This test is designed to do basically the same thing as the Myers-Briggs test. It is not called a 'personality test,' but instead is termed a 'temperament sorter.' The paper details the demographics, when the tests are given, and for what reasons, and comments on their efficacy.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harrington, R. & Loffredo, D.A. 2001. The relationship between life satisfaction, self-consciousness, and the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory Dimensions. Journal of Psychology, 135(4): 439-450.
  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter. n.d.
  • Lewis, V.G. & Borders, D. 1995. Life satisfaction of single middle-aged professional women. Journal of Counseling & Development, 74(1): 94.
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Test. n.d. Retrieved from:
  • Peterson, Karen S. (2001) Type-T Personalities: 'T' is for Thrills. PsycPORT. http://www.

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