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    Default Personality Assessments - How Do They Work?

    I've taken a lot of these tests over the years but have never stopped to pay attention to how they actually work. That is, what are the mechanics behind these things?

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    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...-they-work.htm

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    Wow. Not a single response? Nobody knows?

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    I read the article, but I still don't really know. Nor have I ever really thought about it either.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    It's been awhile since I read it, but Gifts Differing says a bit about how Briggs and Myers came up with the original system and questionnaire. If I recall correctly, they determined the type of people through direct interaction, and then used them as test subjects for questions, to develop a set of questions that would report the subjects' preferences on each dichotomy with reasonable accuracy and repeatability. So, it was a largely empirical process. I cannot comment on any other tests, though.

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