Objective Personality Tests

By Renée Grinnell

Assessment methods that use a restricted response format (ordinal scale ratings or true/false questions), and which contain extensively tested validity scales to determine whether the person taking the test is responding truthfully. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a well-known objective personality test.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Feb 2009