This $10.95 book published by Dr. Louis Janda which is available in amazon.com today has a collection of actual personality tests developed by psychologists for professional use. It is beneficial to readers in view of the fact that twenty-five tests included cover every aspect of our personality and can help us to detect our weaknesses and strengths. You remain confident that the outcomes from the tests are accepting because guidelines used in this book are based on empirical results. Research psychologists have developed the tests using a standardization sample or original group of people to collect information about their responses so that test-takers can have a basis for seeing how they stand relative to others. These tests are fundamentally designed for individual respondents where they can get the interpretation of their scores by percentiles which are already provided.
This book is divided into five sections which the first segment is relatively helpful among working professionals and job hunters. People struggling in this world where competition is noticeable must be strong to survive the clashing personalities of people from diversified population and culture. Taking the Fear of Success Scale for example can provide us insight on how to adapt ourselves when other people we think could dominate us in a particular vocation. Also, can help us to have clear conceptualization of the problem and make an effort to confront situations. The Assertive Job Hunting Survey on the other hand, is designed to provide information about the way in which we look for a job. This is very useful especially to young graduates who are either aggressive or less confident in applying for a job. Human Resources in any industry are looking for favorable applicants who they feel an asset to the company. But when situation becomes unusual especially when an interviewer suddenly becomes envious over an applicant or judgmental because of prejudice, job hunters may experience discomfort and unjust treatment. This test would serve as your basis in how you behave or face defying situation on the hand of some terrible people. The opportunity to land for a better job and be successful in aspiring for a job would be best fulfilled by learning from your previous mistakes and practicing balance assertiveness.
Section two is about self-actualization and understanding essential needs in life. As a baccalaureate student half decade ago, the Self-esteem Inventory which has been included in this section turned out to be very useful to the development of a hypothetical conclusion for a scholarly research about correlating relationship between family supports and young adults’ self-esteem. As the model questionnaire has been adapted to establish the best possible result and to establish validity, panel deliberation for this research has been successful and commented with outstanding remarks. The Existential Anxiety Scale is another successful inventory model to assess the feeling of people concerning level of despair, alienation and emptiness. Results from the test might be provocative but we can position ourselves in a more positive mindset along with the struggle to discover how we may fit in to the undependable world we live on. The predisposition to experience existential anxiety can lie dormant for years, even a lifetime and appear under times of extraordinary stress. But this book provides space for us to put joy, meaning and awareness in anything we do no matter how mundane it is. This way, our fleeting negative sentiments would turn out to be an enjoying feeling towards the inner self and that makes us happy.
Section three is about social interaction, dependency and cooperation towards people that surrounds us. Test like the Social Interaction Self-Statement Assessment demonstrates our ability to deal with different social situations with people. Regardless if we find ourselves with negative thoughts like social anxiety and discomfort or with positive thoughts like being socially adept and friendly – this book provides expert advice that will give us valuable insight into ourselves pointing us in the right direction on our quest for self-improvement.
Section four of this book is another attention-grabbing segment because it focuses on love and intimacy assessment. Intimacy Attitude Scale – Revised for example, reveals our ability to have intimate relationship with somebody which is generally a highly desirable quality. Researchers who develop this assessment have offered valuable advices to people who might be a candidate in becoming lonely and unhappy due to the belief that sharing feelings with others are sign of weakness and also to those individuals who are on a perpetual quest to find intimacy would later on becomes extremely tiresome. This section with five inventories can be helpful for partners to figure out problems in their relationship and this serves as basis to come across with helpful solutions.
Finally, Section five deals with sexual anxiety and sexual attitude. This segment is insightful for people who are sexually anxious, sexually guilty or both and for people who are sexually happy and responsible. This portion stresses the possibility of sexual dysfunctions for people who created too much of negative thoughts about sex which is obviously unhealthy. The score of test-takers would simply reflect to the awareness of balance attitude towards sex to avoid related problems.