by Rajiv Mishra
several tests to judge the mental aptitude. Motivation level, attitude,
inter personal skills and
communications skills of a person. Many
companies, prior to recruitment, conduct these tests as they find the
formal way of face to face interviews not good enough to judge the personality
of an individual. These personality tests are done in a controlled environment.
The personality test can identify an individual’s:
• emotional reaction to a critical situation,
• moods and handling a crisis,
• ability to adjust himself to the stress of day-to-day executive lifestyle,
• self confidence, personal ambition , emotional control and sociability
To assess some of the behavioral traits such as impulsive,
emotional reaction, fear, patience, distrust, optimism, initiative and
leadership capability, the companies generally conduct these tests. This
can be used for the selection of the right candidate who can handle difficult
situations with case.
There are three types of personality test, which are
conducted by most of the companies. We may like to know what are intended
for and how they are conducted.
These tests are conducted to assess the level of irrational
tendencies in a person that arise in a not always get a working environment
where all his subordinates are co-operative of his endeavour. These tests
indicate the self-confidence of the person and also help in assessing
the domination and submission of the person.
These are some of the tests in which a person is required
to interpret the situation or react to a stimulus. The response of the
person to these stimuli will indicate the person’s motives, value and
his personality in total. When we are required to react to such a situation,
we always to interpret it in a way we deem is right as per our own value.
The results will be biased if the person conducting the test has indicated
his own view.
Situation test :
These assess a person’s capability of handling stress.
These tests are conducted in a room with no identified leader to guide
it to structured discussions. The discussion is allowed to take its own
course and people are allowed to come out freely and openly to express
themselves. People generally behave spontaneously in such an environment.