Maira Avalos Hilda Guerra Cynthia Gerardo Jose Molina Roxanne Rocha . Ch. 12 PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT. Personality , “is the reasonably stable patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behavior that distinguish one person from another” -book
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Structured (also called objective) personality inventories are usually standardized, self- report instruments made up of items that are presented to a person who indicates how accurately the items describe his or her personality using a limited set of response options.Structured Personality Inventories
- measures and provides scores on a wide array of personality variables
- focus on targeted aspects of personality, such as specific symptoms (e.g. depression or anxiety) or behaviors
Aids in: A) Screening and diagnosing B) Treatment planning C) Monitoring treatment progress D) Evaluating treatment outcome
Can focus on:
Pathological (indicating symptoms or manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders) or nonpathological(assess presence or absence of nonpathological personality characteristics) aspects of personality.Structured Personality Inventories
The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) personality inventory composed of 434 T/F statements that assess personality dimensions in “normal” people between the ages of 12 and 70.Prominent Structured Personality Inventories
- designed for measuring an individual’s preference according to the typological theories of Carl Jung. - sorts an individual’s preference into four separate categories, each composed of two opposite poles - the four categories are combined to form 16 possible personality types or combinations of preferenceProminent Structured Personality Inventories
direct their energy to the outside world
direct their energy to the inside world
Information processing and acquisition
use of facts, objectivity, or use of five senses to notice what is real.
looks beyond five senses to acquire information.The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
based on logic and objective analysis of the evidence.
based on their values and subjective evaluation.
living in a planned, stable, organized way.
living in a spontaneous and flexible way , responding to things as they arise.The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Neuroticism - Tendency to experience negative emotions (anxiety, angry, hostility, etc.)
Extraversion - Amount of energy directed outward into the social world (warmth, activity, excitement seeking, positive emotions, etc.)
Openness to Experience - Level of openness to new ideas and new experiences (fantasy, feelings, actions, ideas, and values.)
Agreeableness - Tendency toward friendly, considerable, and modest behavior (trust, compliance, modesty.)
Conscientiousness - Associated with responsibility and persistence (competence, order, achievement striving, self-discipline, and deliberation.)Structured Personality Inventories...contn.
The 16 personality factors:The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, Fifth Edition (16PF)
The original test came with no test manual and administration, scoring, and interpretation. Since a number of manuals and handbooks have become available.Rorschach cont.