Before you make a judgment about the efficacy of personality tests, it’s pretty important to try one out! In this assignment, you’ll have the opportunity to take your own personality test and to reflect on how well you feel it represents you.
Follow these steps to complete the assignment.
Go to https://www.16personalities.com/ (Links to an external site.) and hit the “take the test” button. Then take the test. (It should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.) Please note: This is not the official Myers-Briggs test. It is a far shorter version that we are asking you to take, simply for the purposes of this assignment.
In a blank document, complete the following reflection and answer the questions. Your reflection should be about 300 words in total.
Do you feel the test results were accurate? What parts of your personality did this test capture? What parts did it get wrong? Did anything surprise you? How so?
If you don’t feel it is accurate, what changes do you think need to be made to such a test to make it better? Is there ever a way that a personality test could be viable in your eyes? Do you think you’d feel better about taking the official Myers-Briggs personality test?
Many employers use personality tests to determine whether an applicant is the “right fit.” Now that you have experienced this test, do you think this is an ethical item to weigh when considering employment? Why or why not? Justify your answer.