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    Differences and similarities between personality assessments

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    Compare and contrast objective personality tests and subjective personality tests, describe at least three differences. What do you believe is the single most important difference between the two? List two examples where you believe a subjective test would be more beneficial than an objective test. Why?

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    Two popular objective personality tests are the MMPI and the Myers-Briggs. The MMPI measures psychopathology and contains several scales of validity to determine if the individual is answering the questions truthfully and accurately. Scoring can be done with computer programs however this limits the interpretation of the scores. A psychologist can obtain a better score as the psychologist takes into account the individuals history. The scores are then used to determine if psychiatric treatment is needed.
    The Myers-Briggs measures an individual's ...

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    The solution is comprised of over 300 words with references comparing and contrasting the difference between the Myers-Briggs and the MMPI personality assessments.