PersonalityAssessing PersonalityDoctors, researchers, and employers use personality assessments for a variety of reasons:•Clinical psychologists often use assessments as aids for diagnosing psychological disorders.Example: A psychologist might administer personality tests to a patient with a varied set of symptoms to narrow down possible diagnoses. In such a case, a psychologist would typically use a battery of tests in addition to interviewing the patient.•Some mental health providers use tests to decide how best to counsel people about normal problems of daily living. Example: A counselor might administer a personality test in order to help a person choose a career.•Some organizations use assessments to select personnel to hire, although this practice is decreasing in popularity. Example: A consulting firm might assess job candidates in order to decide which candidates would be likely to perform well under pressure.
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