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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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The Tests

Bortner Type A Questionnaire

Background

The Bortner Type A Questionnaire has been chosen as the first psychological test in the book to introduce the subject and help the beginner to experience a soft landing in psychology. People with only a cursory interest in psychology have often heard of Type A and Type B personalities and they are often easily recognisable as types without sitting a psychological test.

The test is a short, easy-to-complete exercise, high on face validity. It can be used as a warm-up exercise to get people used to the idea of being tested. It is often included in batteries of other personality tests, to confirm the trends suggested in other instruments, and to give a rating of the extent to which a person ...

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