Personality assessments are a form of psychometric assessment that gives information about the individual personality preferences and personal qualities. Good personality assessments can uncover many aspects of a person's personality and preferences which will then predict their likely behaviour.
Personality Assessments are sometimes also called:
- Personality Questionnaires
- Personality Inventories
- Personality Profiles
- Personality Profiling
Personality assessments combined with ability tests and/or motivation and values questionnaires are referred together as psychometric assessments.
Personality Questionnaires may answer the following questions:
For Development and Career Planning
- “How are they going to go about doing the job?”
- “Do they have the right attitude and preferences to fit in?”
- “Are they detailed and hard working?”
- “Can they lead a team effectively?”
- “Do they have the competencies required for the role?”
- And many more aspects of their personality fit with the role
- “What types of roles are their preferences best suited to?”
- “What type of organisation and industry would they prefer?”
- “What type of leader do they like and need?”
- "What different careers might suit their strengths and interests"
- And many other career questions
Read more about each of the following personality assessments:
The preferences personality assessments tend to measure fall into the big 5 personality characteristics:
- Emotional Stability
Read more about the Big Five Personality Dimensions
Together personality profiles, ability tests and values assessments may assist in analysing individuals for a variety of purposes – such as recruitment, development or career analysis.
Personality assessments have been criticised by some in that some are easy to fake - read more about faking.
We have other assessment tools in the following categories: