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personality test

noun, Psychology
an instrument, as a questionnaire or series of standardized tasks, used to measure personality characteristics or to discover personality disorders.
Origin of personality test
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for personality test
  • Crew members fill out a lengthy, standardized personality test and then answer a weekly questionnaire.
  • Cultural bias can be a problem when a personality test is translated into another language and culture.
personality test in Medicine

personality test n.
A test, usually involving a standardized series of questions or tasks, used to describe or evaluate a subject's personality traits.

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