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Therapist and client concerns with personality assessment

How would a therapist explain in lay terms to his or her clients the purpose of personality assessment? What would be some of the challenges in explaining the test instructions and what questions might the clients ask the therapist. What or how might the therapist address, within the limits of the tests, standardized administration of these challenges and questions?

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There exist many facets of a human's personality that are of interest to psychologists. In addition, a look at the personality characteristics of an individual can show a psychologist whether or not a person has some type of mental disorder. These facets of an individual's personality are of utmost interest to employers, too. Since the mind is what appears to control whatever an individual is or does, personality theory is an ongoing process. Personality tests are used by employers when hiring to show how certain groups of individuals think, act, and routinely function. In addition, ...

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The solution addresses therapist and client concerns with personality assessments and usefulness. The text contains 330 words and references.