personality assessments has given me an insight on how I have changed over the last four years. I have taken several personality tests in my different college courses over the last four years and am happy to see that I am apparently getting better in several of the areas I felt hindered me in the past. I would say the MBTI is more reliable as I have taken this test several times and the results seem to be steady and some are improving. It is also, the most widely used personality assessment worldwide (Cunningham, 2012). When taking the test for this class, I was extremely stressed over things that were happening in my house, which could possibly be why the results are a bit off from what I would have expected them to be. According to our textbook, someone’s mood might alter their responses which could cause a different test score on separate consecutive days (Cervone & Pervin, 2016). I trust the validity of the MBTI test because it is trusted within the psychological community and the test has been found to relate systematically to external criterion. According to our Cervone and Pervin, a group of patients with anxiety should test high for anxiety on a personality test (Cervone & Pervin, 2016). I believe taking personality assessments allows me to see myself through another’s eyes. Often, I neglect to take the time to really access where I am psychologically and how I am improving or how I need to improve. I am not working right now, so this would have no effect on my professional life. It does help me with my interpersonal relationships with my professors, my peers, and my family. Knowing areas that are potential pitfalls will allow me to be more sensitive to others and not so hard on myself.
Running head: EVALUATION OF PERSONALITY 3 References Cunningham, L. (2012, December 14). Myers-Briggs: Does it pay to know your type? Retrieved from - to-know-your-type/2012/12/14/eaed51ae-3fcc-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html? utm_term=.8dfcae6ac4d2 Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2016). Personality: Theory and research (13th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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