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per·son·al·i·ty test

any of the category of psychological tests designed to test the characteristics of the personality, emotional status, mental disorder, etc., in contrast to an intelligence test.

personality test

n.
A test, usually involving a standardized series of questions or tasks, used to describe or evaluate a subject's personality characteristics. Also called personality inventory.

personality test

any of a variety of standardized tests used in the evaluation or assessment of various facets of personality structure, emotional status, and behavioral traits. Compare achievement test, aptitude test, intelligence test, psychological test. See also Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

personality test

Psychology Any psychological test–eg, Rorschach ink-blot test or multiple choice California Psychological Inventory–designed to objectively measure certain facets of a person's personality and possibly predict the ability to function in the workplace; some experts believe that PTs are of little use and poorly predictive of future behavior; Cf IQ test.

per·son·al·i·ty test

(pĕrsŏn-ali-tē test)
Form of psychological assessment designed to test characteristics of personality, emotional status, mental disorder.
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