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Psychological Testing: The essential guide to using and surviving the most popular recruitment and career development tests by Stephanie Jones

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Introduction

Note: The world of psychological testing attributes specific meanings to specific words. Words highlighted in this section the first time they appear, such as abstract, are explained in the Glossary.

We all realise that, fundamentally, everyone is different. We all know people who seem to be a world away from ourselves: in their ideas, their appearance and in the way that they go about doing things. It is these differences that make people interesting and that allow us to learn from each other as we go through life. Wouldn’t it be boring it everyone was the same?

It is these differences, too, which make it worthwhile for a person to look for a change in job or career, or for a company or organisation to employ someone new, ...

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