This is the first in a series of three posts about Personality Tests. Have you ever taken a personality test to understand yourself better? I recently took the MMDI™ Personality Test. Here is what is being measured:
- E vs. I: Extroverts tend to act first then think, enjoy interacting with people and have varied interests. Introverts tend to think before acting, enjoy solitude and focus their interests.
- S vs N: Sensation tends to prefer facts and prefers to take a practical approach. Intuition tends to prefer possibilities and looking at the possibilities and potential.
- T vs. F: Thinking is more detached and objective when analyzing and criticising. Feeling is more personal, value-based and subjective when evaluating.
- J vs. P: Judgement is about stability, structure, and control in making decisions. Perception is about flexibility, spontaneity and waiting to see what develops.
I like this personality test because it is not asking me to pick one option or the other but rate how intensely I agree with two opposing ideas. For example,
The scale is something I really appreciate because while most of my selections were strongly one side or the other I did have a few that I actually agreed strongly with both sides, having the option to pick a more central choice to both sides was something I have not seen frequently in these tests. Stay tuned for my results, up next.
TeamTechnology. (2017). MMDI™ Personality Test. Retrieved October 01, 2017, from https://www.metarasa.com/mmdi/questionnaire/
MMDI™ questionnaire results. (2017). Retrieved October 01, 2017, from https://www.metarasa.com/mmdi/report/