Do you think it is really possible to accurately measure someone's personality?Explain your answer.

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marbar57 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I don't think a person's personality can really be accurately measured, but I think we can be typed for certain consistent personality traits that make us unique.  I did some checking online and found a test that measures personality type.  It's called the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, and just for fun I took it.  Here's my results and they pretty much describe me:
Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test™
Your Type:  INTJ
Introvert(11%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Thinking(1%) Judging(67%)
  • You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (11%)
  • You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
  • You have marginal or no preference of Thinking over Feeling (1%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving (67%)

The test asks about 70 questions that cover a multitude of topics about how we think, feel, interact, and communicate-individually as well as collectively.  This test is used quite frequently by Human Resource Departments in their hiring process as it gives a good indication of whether a potential employee is a good fit for the company.

If you have time, and if you want to have a little fun, I suggest you try taking the test.  It's a real eye-opener.