Just like intelligence tests, tests are available to assess personality. It is more difficult to assess personality than it is to assess intelligence. Intelligence is an ability. It is not possible to score higher than your ability lets you. In measuring personality 'cheating' can become a problem. It is less difficult to pretend you are different from the way you really are. There are two ways of assessing personality: by using projective tests and by using self report tests.
Self report tests
You have nothing
to do this evening. You've been looking forward to relaxing, because
you've worked very hard the last few days. At 20.00 PM the phone rings.
You pick it up and you are invited by a friend to go out to the cinema.
The movie begins at 20.30 PM. What would you do?
This situations may say something about just how introvert or extravert you are. You will understand that it is easy to see what this item measures. Therefore, it is also relatively easy to cheat.
English personality tests on the internet
This test assesses
the five fundamental dimensions of personality. You can also fill in
the test for someone you know.
A site with lots
of funny tests. You can chose for the bitch test, the sex test or the
death test. Not very scientific, but who cares?
Dutch personality tests on the internet
Click here to go to the dutch part of this site. There you will find links to dutch personality-related websites.