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Personality questionnaires measure your preferred style and approach at work. They are not tests and do not have right or wrong answers.
They can measure a range of different aspects about your personality, such as the way you behave around others, your approach to tasks and decisions, your emotional style and the values and motivations that drive you at work.
Employers use personality questionnaires to:
The results from personality questionnaires are usually combined with information from other tools and activities, such as application forms, development centres and interviews, which can give you the opportunity to comment and elaborate on your responses to the questionnaire.
A typical personality questionnaire consists of a series of statements. Your job is to rate the extent to which each statement relates to you.
Some questionnaires may force you to choose between competing options, which no one likes doing but that’s life.
You can’t ‘pass’ a personality questionnaire like you can with a test, but there are some things you can do to make sure that the results are a true picture of your personality and your strengths.