Personality Trait Assessments

People have unique personalities made up of a complex combination of different traits. Personality traits affect how people understand and relate to the world around them, as well as how they see themselves. Personality assessments can be used to help you understand these traits and yourself. 

What is a Personality Trait Assessment?

The personality trait assessment screens for enduring personality traits which are the dispositions to behave or feel in certain ways.  Together one’s personality is a pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about oneself and the environment. Personality affects how we relate to others, handle stress, and move towards or shy away from our life goals. 

Knowing these aspects of one’s personality can shape and support the goals and aspirations of the individual. Areas that are underdeveloped or that may act as barriers to one’s ultimate goals can be realized and worked on through the findings of the assessment. 

Personality is also unconsciously expressed through one’s drives, coping behaviors, and thoughts. This assessment will uncover unconscious personality aspects as well as conscious self-perceived views of oneself. 

Cognitive Assessments

How do we Describe Personality?

Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the “Big 5” personality traits. The Big 5 personality traits are extraversion (also often spelled extroversion), agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.

Extraversion is sociability, agreeableness is kindness, openness is creativity and intrigue, conscientiousness is thoughtfulness, and neuroticism often involves sadness or emotional instability.

Each of the five primary personality traits represents a range between two extremes. In the real world, most people lie somewhere in between.

Do I Need a Personality Trait Assessment?

There are many reasons why someone might participate in a personality assessment. Personality assessments can help individuals better understand their strengths and weaknesses so that they can become the best version of themselves. Within the workplace, personality assessments can assess potential candidates and help build cohesive teams. 

Psychodiagnostic Assessments

How Personality Impacts Your Relationships

Personality can affect one’s ability to find happiness in relationships, but it is never the only factor and it does not have to be a roadblock. But an awareness of one’s tendencies to resist or stress out about finding love, and a willingness to talk to partners about it, can help individuals manage their challenges and find a path to a healthy long-term relationship.

Learning about the personality types within your relationship can help you and your partner gain a greater understanding of how you can best work with and support each other.

Using Projective Tests to Measure Personality

A projective test is a type of personality test in which you offer responses to ambiguous scenes, words, or images. Projective techniques in qualitative market research.

A person’s responses to a projective test are thought to reflect hidden conflicts or emotions, with the hope that these issues can then be addressed through psychotherapy or other appropriate treatments.

Projective tests are based on the idea that people have subconscious thoughts or impulses. The purpose of these tests is to reveal feelings, wants, and conflicts hidden from the conscious mind. Psychoanalysts use these tests to identify unconscious feelings that may be causing issues in a person’s life.

Does This Assess for Personality Disorders?

A personality disorder is a mental health condition where people have a lifelong pattern of seeing themselves and reacting to others in ways that cause problems.

If you would like to be assessed for a personality disorder, a personality assessment is required. 

Looking for a Second Opinion?

If you've had a personality assessment by another professional and you feel they need to be re-evaluated, our team can help.