Psychologists study individuals through the abstract concepts of personality, abilities, social groups and the way we think. Psychologists like to use different personality measures in pen and paper form; and increasingly, using computerised questionnaires as the new way to test personality.
Each psychologist will have a preferred measure of personality depending on the purpose of the analysis.
If you are concerned that something is wrong with your personality, then we have ways to determine if something is wrong through personality testing. Some tests do not define what is wrong but are often used in workplaces, to help teams of people to understand others who are different (eg Myers Briggs).
Some common attributes discovered in personality tests include:
- How individuals relate to others: Empathy, dependency, co-operation, shyness, and sentimentality are some factors that might influence social functioning.
- How out-going an individual is: Novelty seeking, needing to socialise, enjoys communication, likes to be challenged by others, openness.
- Easy-going versus Get-things-done: Persistence, decision-making.
All registered psychologists must pass competency in personality testing for registration.
If you want to learn more about your personality, or think you might have something wrong, you are welcome to book a free check up at our clinic or book a session with one of our psychologists to review your concerns.
Usually, learning about your personality and how you are different and unique, can be an enlightening and interesting experience. Learning about yourself helps to define how to relate to others!
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