This is an excellent work on the intricacies of the human psyche. The author describes the human being as an amalgum of innate structure at birth coupled with the sum total of our experiences. He makes a point of saying that we cannot be placed into a convenient mould for ease of analysis. Resultingly, human nature tends to be ignored or marginalized by the thousands of personality tests used for every purpose and design imaginable. Common category traits are interests, attitudes, intelligence, relationships, moods, accomplishments, values, adjustment, health and derangement-according to the author. Personality tests are crafted by designing the ideal traits in perspective hirees and composing questions which elicit the ideal traits from perspective candidates. In general, candidates must score well on health, physical and mental states. In addition, the authors cite responsibility, emotional stability, confidence, dominance, objectivity, agreeableness, friendliness,positiveness and extraversion as important secondary or supplmentary traits. If your objective is to secure a sales position, then you must value persuasiveness as a preferred aspect of the job. For instance, a person who detests the give and take of persuading people might not want to be a salesperson. Sentence completion portions of a personality profile seek to identify extreme personalities or traits. A beauty of this work is that it provides standard test questions and model answers of applicants. The purchase is worth the price for a serious student of human resources personality tests.
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