Application: Personality Testing and Pat
Your personality is a culmination of your biological predisposition, social and cultural background, and experiences. Objectively scored personality tests can highlight many of the hidden aspects of your personality, thus possibly predicting behavior. Review what you know about Pat in light of personality theory and hypothesize how you think Pat might behave in certain situations. The following are the results of Pat’s psychological tests.
NEO-PI-R(a personality model developed from Costa & McCrae’s Five Factor Model in which a 55 and above is a high score, 45–54 is average, and 44 and below is low).
Neuroticism = 75
Extraversion = 32
Openness = 35
Agreeableness = 41
Conscientiousness = 50
MMPI-2 (an atheoretical test of personality for clinical populations in which 65 is clinically elevated)
Validity Scales: No threats to validity.
Psychopathic Deviate: 45
Social Introversion: 68
Submit by Day 7 a paper of 1–3 pages answering the following two questions:
- As you review Pat’s results from the NEO-PI-R, what would you expect Pat’s personality to be like? Use the Five Factor Model of personality and Pat’s corresponding results to formulate your answer.
- What additional insights can be gained from Pat’s results on the MMPI-2 to explain her personality?