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When is personality testing appropriate for counseling? Explain the types of personality test(s) that is used in counseling (objective, projective, or both) and provide a rational for the selection of personality test.

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1. When is personality testing appropriate for counseling? Explain the types of personality test(s) that is used in counseling (objective, projective, or both) and provide a rational for the selection of personality test.

For career, life and relational decisions, personality tests (Myers Briggs) are useful, as well as diagnosing mental disorders (MMPI). This is true based on clinical evidence. For example, the Myers Briggs (Carl Jung) is often used in counseling for finding career and/or life direction and this "Personality Type" is a powerful tool for:

? Discovering a person's personal career direction and then selecting a specific career
? Discovering the person's true path and mission in life
? Improving one's relationships, both at work and at home (http://www.careerplanner.com/AdvancedPersonalityTypeCareerReport.cfm)

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Discusses when personality testing is appropriate for counseling, and also explains the types of personality test(s) that is used in counseling (objective, projective, or both) and provides a rational for the selection of personality test. References are provided.

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