Personality Measuring Traits

Personality – Measuring Traits

Various personality measures are intended to measure different aspects of our personalities, as no test measures all aspects. For example, the “big five” measures the traits of openness, extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. The MMPI-2 measures adult psychopathology.

For this discussion, take an online personality measure of your choice, and review the results (you are not required to reveal the results in your post). Answer the following:

  • How well did the measure describe the traits in you that it was intended to measure?
  • What reliability and validity information did you find for your measure? If you cannot find reliability and validity information for the measure, what might that mean about the measure?
  • Describe some of the strengths and limitations of using personality measures for various purposes, such as marriage counseling, team building, and matching people with jobs.