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Personality Tests

Even though I have taken a number of personality tests myself in order to evaluate my personality traits as exposed in My Background, I do have my doubts in its results accuracies and would never judge or even hire / fire people solely based on such tests outcomes only.

In her award-winning book “Weapons of Math Destruction”, Dr. Cathy O’Neil shares several examples of how predictive tests and scoring mechanisms can seriously damage someone’s life.

The example the mathematician offers here shows how the scoring from personality tests, often used in the hiring process, can exclude entire groups of people regardless of their talents, knowledge, experience and competencies.

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

“The result is that we criminalize poverty, believing all the while that our tools are not only scientific but fair.”
Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

“The human victims of WMDs are held to a far higher standard of evidence than the algorithms themselves.”
Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

“I was forced to confront the ugly truth: People had deliberately wielded formulas to impress rather than clarify.”
Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

“Justice cannot just be something that one part of society inflicts on the other.”
Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Dr. Cathy O’Neil

“Big data processes codify the past. They do not invent the future.”
Dr. Cathy O'Neil

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