What is a Psychometric Test?
In general, a psychometric test is any test designed to measure elements of a person’s mental capabilities and behavioral styles.
This includes personality, preferences, and values as well as work styles and attitudes. Here at Good&Co we use psychometric testing to measure personality traits and quantify human behavior.
Why is Psychometric Testing Important?
Why is it important to pay attention to personality in a workplace context? To answer this question, we first need to define what personality is.
Personality is the combination of characteristics, traits, or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character – in other words it is what makes you ‘you’ and includes patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that make a person unique.
There is a vast body of research showing how personality impacts various job-related outcomes such as performance, motivation, job satisfaction, commitment, turnover, etc.
Extroverted people, for example, are more satisfied when working in social roles and highly conscientious people tend to be more efficient.
Having to act out of character and covering up one’s own personality is linked to a reduction of job satisfaction and can increase levels of stress. These are just some examples of personality being relevant for the workplace, there are many more.
Making sure that a person does not only have the right skills for a job, but also fits the role, team and company based on their personality is therefore highly valuable for all businesses.
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