Personality Tests 2018

The current state of play in 2018 for personality tests and for personality test trends is discussed below.

Personality Trends

Personality tests in 2018

Behavioural consistency

Still, the principle behind biodata is behavioural consistency; that past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour.

Not all future behaviour is expected to be predicted; for recruitment purposes biodata can only give an indication of which behaviours – both desirable and undesirable in the workplace – is likely to be repeated.

Personality Tests Trend 2018 – Biodata questions

Personality biodata questions measure a variety of constructs, including attitudes, personality attributes, interests, skills/abilities, past events and experiences. An individual’s learning history is of particular interest.

Personality tests research 2018 Part I

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Personality tests research 2018 Part II

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Personality tests research 2018 Part III

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Personality tests research 2018 Part IV

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Personality tests research 2018 Part V

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