28 Mar 2012

Our last blog looked at psychometric tests and the difference between psychometric and skills tests.The main focus was on cognitive ability tests and specific skills sets.  An interesting question, therefore, is where does personality fit in?Personality testsPersonality tests are psychometric tests. They are based on personality research and theories about how personality is ...

29 Sep 2009

Five Factor Test
Personality Assessment and the Big 5Personality assessment has a long history in psychology. Hundreds, maybe thousands of personality traits or constructs have been suggested over the years. But in the last 20 years the field has essentially reached a consensus – there is a much smaller number of independent dimensions underlying the myriad of constructs suggested (Digman, 1990; Gold...

13 Aug 2009

Personality Assesment
This paper examines and summarises the big five-factor model, a tool used for studying personality.One of the long-held goals of psychology has been to establish a model that can conveniently describe human personality, with the intent to use this model in improving the general understanding of personality.Currently, a handful of models have risen to prominence, and have thus far...