Personality can be broadly understood in two main areas: how individual differences form particular personality characteristics, such as extraversion or agreeableness. The other is understanding how the various parts of a personality come together as a whole.
Additionally, a personality assessment may be indicated where behavioural predictions across a wide range of contexts and settings may be needed, for example as part of job interviews or applications for military or police service etc.
There are two types of personality tests: self-report inventories and projective tests.
Personality tests provide measures of such characteristics as feelings and emotional states, preoccupations, motivations, attitudes, and approaches to interpersonal relations. There is a diversity of approaches to personality assessment. These include such assessments as the interview, rating scales, self-reports, personality inventories, projective techniques, and behavioral observation.
1. An initial interview with a psychologist: gathering comprehensive background information through interviews with the person and in the case of a child this may be interviews and information from parents and schoolteachers as well.
2. Completion of a personality assessment online via computer/tablet either at home or at the Anna Centre.
3. Results & feedback: to explain findings, provide recommendations, and opportunities to discuss any questions you may have with the psychologist. You will also receive a formal report with this information.
Personality assessments measure characteristics that predict performance and future potential.