Personality psychology

Personality psychology

  • What are some of the most commonly used methods for obtaining information regarding individual personality?
  • How should assessment information be used in therapy?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of informing a client (or a student’s parents) about the results of their personality inventory?
  • What precautions should be taken when a therapist interprets and uses the results of a client’s personality inventory?


400 words min. NO PLAGIARISM. References and citations required.

Textbook reference: Howard S. Friedman and Miriam W. Schustack. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Higher Education.

Chapter 11 and 14

Web Resources

Personality Assessment tools:

  1. Myer-Briggs personality test-Based on Carl Jung’s theories
  2. The Big Five personality traits
  3. Eysenck Personality Test
  4. Personal DNA – An alternative test that helps determine your personality and positive attributes:
  5. Personality Insights
  6. John Holland personalities and careers


Personality tests in the job interviewing process:

Problems with personality tests: