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Maya Drew Prof. Lazarewicz PSY 352-001 Written Assignment #1 September 12, 2017 Personality tests can be beneficial or useless, depending on how truthfully some individual responds. At the end of these tests, results are given based on your answers about yourself. There were two personality tests I have recently taken, one is called “16 Personalities” and the other is “The Big Five Personality Test”. Both had Likert scale fashioned questions but expressed with phrases such as “agree/disagree” and “accurate/inaccurate” instead of using numbers. Another common aspect between the two tests was the fact that you could be neutral towards a question/statement which could potentially decrease the validity of the test. Each evaluation obtained similarities and differences regarding the accuracy of the results given which helped me determine the type of validity each test has or does not have. The first assessment I took was the “16 Personalities” quiz. There were a plentiful amount of statements and you could either agree, disagree or be neutral. To thoroughly complete the survey and view your results, you must respond to each statement. The statements provided were associated with how we handle ourselves in social environments or situations and how we feel about them. You could either strongly agree or vice versa, depending on how well the statement pertained to you or not, and how you felt about the explanation in general. When

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