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Gender role differences - Freshman Essays

Gender role differences

1. Describe how gender role differences might impact the development of an individual’s personality. Explain how this information would be beneficial to know when using assessment tools.

2. After reviewing the many different assessment tools/techniques we have discussed throughout the course:

  1. Explain the tool/technique you like the most
  2. Explain which personality theory it is derived from
  3. Explain why you chose this tool/technique

Summarize the advantages and disadvantages to this technique/tool.


Read Chapter 11: “Male-Female Differences” and Chapter 14: “Love and Hate” in your text.

Both of these chapters discuss more factors that can impact an individuals’ personality.

Web Resources

Personality Assessment tools:

  1. Myer-Briggs personality test-Based on Carl Jung’s theories
  2. The Big Five personality traits
  3. Eysenck Personality Test
  4. Personal DNA – An alternative test that helps determine your personality and positive attributes:
  5. Personality Insights
  6. John Holland personalities and careers


Personality tests in the job interviewing process:

Problems with personality tests: