Your answer on a hundred questions
- What types of questionnaires are most often used when choosing specialists?
- How to answer the questions?
YOUR ANSWER ON A HUNDRED QUESTIONS
How to pass a test, intended to unscramble you and your character for employer and HR (states for Human Resources department), and don’t screw up? There are neither right answers, nor mistakes, but each your act is informative for researchers.
ALL THE LONG QUESTIONNAIRES ARE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT A HUMAN’S CHARACTER – IS A STABLE CATEGORY, AND THAT HUMAN CONSISTS OF CERTAIN PROPENSITIES AND FEARURES, WHICH COULD BE DETERMINED VIA HUMAN’S REACTIONS ON SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES.
In order that responses appear to be honest and precise, one mentions each circumstance several times through the test in different formulations.
Most popular long questionnaires
1.16-factor Cattell questionnaire
2.Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), in Russian - multivariate analysis of personality SMIL.
Such a test type, unlike projective tests, is assessed by nobody, having the results found in Internet. These test results are ordered in special psychological companies and do cost a lot of money. In most cases, such testing is used when applying for a job in big companies, which headquarters are located abroad.
Evaluation of results
Special scales are commonly used for evaluation of these tests results. For instance, there exist 1) a lie scale designed for SMIL - scale aims to evaluate your honesty by your answers; 2) a question scale – analyzing an amount of «not sure» answers; 3) a reliability scale – evaluating mistakes and inaccuracies due to negligence or attempt of simulation; 4) and a scale of correction – which aims to smooth inaccessibility and insularity of a person being tested.
How to pass test successfully?
BE CONSISTENT. Usually you have no opportunity to think over the answers, return to previous page, or respond in a different way. Thus, be consistent; when reading a question in the middle or in the end of the test, please recall, how you answered same-topic questions, differently or in a similar way?
BE HONEST. Do not try to present yourself as being better than you really are, there is no need doing so. Just keep trying to stay objective, be not afraid to answer that you are addicted to gossips, lies, delays, indifference or other more characters considered not to be positive. This test is implied to find out, what an individual you are (and each of us has his/her own flaws), not to declare you as a pi.
ANSWER QUICKLY. Slow, thoughtful answers can cause suspicion that you are not honest.
ANSWER PRECIESLY. Not matching your profession’s stereotype what a character you ought to be does not yet mean that you do not suit it.
DO NOT WORRY. Often, alike tests do not influence a decision about hiring. Perhaps, employer is yet ready to make you the offer and is just willing to know with whom he would have to deal. Luckily, psychological tests are meant to possess no right answers, so there is no need feeling nervous, just concentrate and be attentive.
There are several primitive multivariate questionnaires that can be found in the Internet. They are free of charge, anonymous, and let you pass such a test comfortably staying at home. You would hardly be able to interpret the results correctly, but the very process itself would let you form right expectancies, and you would easily cope with the test when the real situation comes out.
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