Personality Inventories

This video clip from Intelecom gives an overview of personality inventories and how they can be used. Personality inventories have become an increasingly common assessment tool in determining the basic underlying dimensions of an individual’s personality.

The use of these inventories may help a person understand and utilize their abilities. Explain how the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) measures personality.

What are the big five dimensions? Why is it important to understand your own personality to find a satisfying career? Why are law enforcement officials along with people in other fields of work given psychological exams?