What do personality tests measure

A self-report questionnaire is used to measure you personality and behavioural style. The questions are covert (reading the question doesn’t reveal what it measures) and relate to aspects of your personality which are relevant to the workplace. For example, your response to a question about how you behave in a party can indicate your ability to work as part of a team. The results from the questionnaire are collated into what becomes known as your ‘personality profile’.

The personality test is different from the aptitude tests:
  • A personality test has no right or wrong answer.
  • A personality test is not timed.

The “personality profile” allows a potential employer to predict your response to a range of vastly different work-related activities and so measure your suitability for a role.