Saturday, 15 November 2008

Self Testing ... Free Personality Tests On-line

These tests are not an accurate opionion of a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist and do not provide insight into your psyche in the way that a consultation with a mind-worker would.

The Rorschach inkblot test (pronounced IPA: ['ʁoɐʃax]) is a method of psychological evaluation. Psychologists use this test to try to examine the personality characteristics and emotional functioning of their patients. The Rorschach is currently the second most commonly used test in forensic assessment, after the MMPI, and is the second most widely used test by members of the Society for Personality Assessment. It has been employed in diagnosing underlying thought disorder and differentiating psychotic from nonpsychotic thinking in cases where the patient is reluctant to openly admit to psychotic thinking. It fell into disfavor as many clinicians began criticizing it as "subjective" and "projective" in nature. Ironically, this was never the intention of Rorschach.

An Intelligence Quotient or IQ is a score derived from one of several different standardized tests attempting to measure intelligence. The term "IQ," a calque of the German Intelligenz-Quotient, was coined by the German psychologist William Stern in 1912 as a proposed method of scoring early modern children's intelligence tests such as those developed by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon in the early 20th Century.[1] Although the term "IQ" is still in common use, the scoring of modern IQ tests such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is now based on a projection of the subject's measured rank on the Gaussian bell curve with a center value (average IQ) of 100, and a standard deviation of 15, although different tests may have different standard deviations.

Lewis Terman (1916) developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores:

Over 140 - Genius or near genius
120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
80 - 89 - Dullness
70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness
Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population (1 in 400). Here's a rough guide:
115-124 - Above average (e.g., university students)
125-134 - Gifted (e.g., post-graduate students)
135-144 - Highly gifted (e.g., intellectuals)
145-154 - Genius (e.g., professors)
155-164 - Genius (e.g., Nobel Prize winners)
165-179 - High genius
180-200 - Highest genius
>200 - "Unmeasurable genius"
Normal Distribution & IQ Scores
The properties of the normal distribution apply to IQ scores:
50% of IQ scores fall between 90 and 110
70% of IQ scores fall between 85 and 115
95% of IQ scores fall between 70 and 130
99.5% of IQ scores fall between 60 and 140

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.[1]:1 These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories originated by Carl Gustav Jung, as published in his 1921 book Psychological Types (English edition, 1923).[2] The original developers of the personality inventory were Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers.
The sixteen possible types are made up of four dichotomies as follows: -

Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

So, all sixteen types ...

A further understanding of the psychodynamics can be found at

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All The Others

The three tests above are the most obvious, perhaps the most popular. Below is a list of 52 links to webpages on Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia, most of these pages contain links to external websites which contain tests available for the public.

· 16 Personality Factors
· 16PF Questionnaire
· Barratt Impulsiveness Scale
· Bartle Test
· Beck Anxiety Inventory
· Beck Depression Inventory
· Belbin Team Inventory
· Bogardus Social Distance Scale
· California Psychological Inventory
· Conflict style inventory
· DISC assessment
· Developmental profile
· Draw-A-Person Test
· Edwards Personal Preference Schedule
· F-scale
· Harm avoidance
· Holland Codes
· Holtzman Inkblot Test
· Inwald Personality Inventory
· Jenkins activity survey
· Johari window
· Jung Type Indicator
· Jungian Type Index
· Jungian cognitive functions
· Karolinska Scales of Personality
· Keirsey Temperament Sorter
· Kinetic family drawing
· Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory
· Lüscher color test
· Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
· Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
· Morrisby Profile
· Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
· Oxford Capacity Analysis
· Personality Assessment Inventory
· Personality and Preference Inventory
· Personality quiz
· Picture Arrangement Test
· Projective test
· Purity test
· Revised NEO Personality Inventory
· Robin Hood Morality Test
· Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality
· Self-report inventory
· Situational judgement test
· Social dominance orientation
· Strong Interest Inventory
· Swedish Universities Scales of Personality
· Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
· Temperament and Character Inventory
· The Duess Test
· Thematic Apperception Test
· Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
· Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire