Personality traits reflect people’s characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personality traits imply consistency and stability – someone who scores high on a specific trait for example like extraversion is expected to be sociable in different situations and over time.
Thus, trait psychology rests on the idea that people differ from one another in terms of where they stand on a set of basic trait dimensions that persist over time and across situations. Find some personality tests, I have taken and a combined conclusion completing My Background.
Even though I have taken a number of personality tests myself in order to evaluate my very own personality traits, 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.
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.
It’s unfair to use personality tests in hiring
The era of blind faith in big data must end
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