WHAT ARE PERSONALITY TESTS?

Personality tests (sometimes referred to as personality questionnaires) are becoming more and more popular during the job selection process. Personality tests help to establish a deeper understanding in regards to your personal characteristics. It allows employers to gain an insight into the type of person they might be employing and whether or not that candidate would be suitable for the role.

Different jobs require different personality traits! Therefore it is important to establish what traits you have and be able to apply them to the job role of your choice.

This book not only gives you lots and lots of personality questions to answer, but it also gives you a scoring system and criteria of the type of characteristics specific job sectors admire and ones that they dislike.

5 key personality traits

Before taking a personality test you will need to know in terms of your personality, what traits you possess, the traits you lack and most importantly, how these traits are perceived in different job roles.

These questions are designed to measure 5 key personality traits:

  • Neuroticism
  • Agreeableness
  • Openness
  • Extroversion
  • Conscientiousness

These traits are analysed in order to provide an overview of a person’s personality. The higher the score, the more chance of that person having that trait; the lower the score, the less likely a person will have that trait.

HOW TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT – RIGHT AND WRONG ANSWERS

Although it is often acknowledged that there are no wrong or right answers for personality tests, this book aims to provide you with the resources to gain an understanding of what you’ll have to face if ever asked to take a personality test. When you undertake a real personality test it is important to remember that the test you are taking is being used as a screening to determine the BEST candidate for the job. Therefore by understanding the specific characteristics that are important for your position, you will be able to fully prepare yourself. This is why it is important to go through this book carefully and gain a strong understanding of each characteristic and the meaning behind them.

BREAKDOWN OF THE DIFFERENT PERSONALITY TRAITS

This book gives you detailed explanations regarding personality traits based on the NEO-PI test. Understanding the Big 5 model of personality allows you to look closely at your personality and pin point your key strengths and areas you may need to work on.

The personality model is analysed by 5 main areas – Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Extroversion, Conscientiousness and Openness. These are then broken down into subcategories to give you deeper understanding:

A breakdown of the 5 big personality traits Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Extroversion, Conscientiousness and Openness

EXAMPLE PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRE

Take a look at the below example personality test questions – these ae based on actual questions you may get asked:

PERSONALITY TEST 1

The following questions are used to test your levels of ANXIETY – (a subsection of Neuroticism).

1. I am easily irritated

True or false answer option

2. I am afraid of what awaits me in the future

True or false answer option

3. I get nervous talking to people I don’t know

True or false answer option

4. I find it hard to trust people

True or false answer option
ANSWERS TO PERSONALITY TEST 1

If you answer mostly true to these questions, it means that your score is going to be high. If your score is high, you would then read the detailed explanation of what this means in terms of personality.

(It is difficult to produce a result based on only a few questions, which is why this comprehensive book contains lots of questions! Personality tests only work if there are lots of questions to answer. This way you will be able to make a better judgement of your personality and analyse your results more accurately).

Answer Sheet for Personality Questionnaire Test 1
PERSONALITY TEST 2

The following questions are used to test your levels of TRUST – (a subsection of Agreeableness).

1. I usually believe what people tell me.

True or false answer option

2. I am always honest.

True or false answer option

3. Trusting someone comes easily to me.

True or false answer option

4. I have no reason to doubt people who tell me something.

True or false answer option
ANSWERS TO PERSONALITY TEST 2

If you answer mostly false to these questions, it means that your score is going to be low. If your score is low, you would then read the detailed explanation of what this means in terms of personality.

(It is difficult to produce a result based on only a few questions, which is why this comprehensive book contains lots of questions! Personality tests only work if there are lots of questions to answer. This way you will be able to make a better judgement of your personality and analyse your results more accurately).

Answer Sheet for Personality Questionnaire Test 2

HOW TO PASS PERSONALITY TESTS – GUIDE CONTENTS

Written and created by the UK’s leading recruitment experts; this comprehensive guide includes:

  • Hundreds of personality test questions for you to work through!
  • Detailed explanations of each personality trait!
  • Master how to answer personality test questions effectively and get the job you want!
  • Discover your personality traits!
  • Find out which jobs you are best suited for
  • Learn how to tailor your answers to achieve the job you want
  • Increase your chances of success in your job selection process!
  • Packed full of insider tips and advice!

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