Personality Assessment and Theories

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Personality Assessment and Theories
Perla M. Flores
BEH/225
October 21, 2011
Professor: Jennifer Shultz, Ph.D.

The personality assessment method is how psychologist tests personalities where they measure what is intangible or invisible. According to Morris & Maisto (2005) who states that these personality assessment methods is like “testing the intelligence.” They also say that when “measuring personality, psychologist’s use four basic tools such as the personal interview, direct observation of behavior; objective test; and projective test.” Each of these tools is associated with the major theories in personality. For instance, the Jung Personality test, I think corresponds to the trait personality theory because this theory says that every individual has a unique trait in their personalities. As many as sixteen characters of personality are found this test which is considered objective. Moreover, the Jung Personality test is also found in the humanistic theory which is also considered objective because as the results are displayed then one has a motivation force to move ahead within their personal growth and their levels of functioning is very high. Now take for example, the Psychodynamic assessment is where the person has unconscious mixture of things such as the thoughts, the feelings, the conflicts, and what motivates a person, they like to use the “projective tests of personalities” (Morris & Maisto, 2005). However, the social learning theory assessment is based on the determined by past experiences and interviews as well as they like to observe what happens to those around them within the set environment. And this theory, the objective tests is considered to be the most widely used when assessing personality. The online test I took was the Jung Personality test which is objective type of test. The results I obtained from the Jung Personality test was that it was very accurate when it came to my personality because it said...
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