how accurate is personality profiling?

@tomitomi (5440)
Singapore
March 15, 2010 11:29am CST
i went to my company's retreat last week. one of the programs was a self-personality-profiling. in it we had to use the profiling tool given, in the form of questionaires and graphs in order to find out our own personality traits, motivational switches and work styles so as to better perform cohesively in the company. my question is: is personality-profiling an accurate assessment of one's personality? i would love to hear from you, myLotters.
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5 responses
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
15 Mar 10
Definately not. In the five years i work for this company they gave me 8 assesments and for the life of me, they just cannot get my personality. How funny is that? Maybe i am not human. TATA.
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
15 Mar 10
it's really funny. i'm still laughing as i type this comment. you obviously know yourself better, don't you saphrina? great!!! thank you for sharing. happy myLotting.
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
15 Mar 10
Glad i could make you laugh. A bit of advice. Never reaveal to much of yourself, that can get you either into trouble or make your workload heavier. TATA.
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
15 Mar 10
thank you!!!
@MrDollars (454)
• Australia
11 Aug 10
I had always wondered if that kind of stuff is really accurate. I have never done one myself nor have I known anyone else who has done it so I can not really say how accurate it is. But I would just love to have one to see what it is like and how correct or incorrect it can be. $-MrDollars-$
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
11 Aug 10
There can never be a 100% accuracy. But it helps the employers to see the broad kinds of employees they have or the potential employees they would like to hire.
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Those personality tests helps employers to put you in a certain statistical group. Doesn't mean it's completely 100% accurate down to what you're tinking at every moment of the day. I've studied forensic psychology in college & that's what profiling is. Statistics & likelyhood. Majority doesn't mean 100% accurate but from employer's stand point of view, it increases their likelyhood of hiring employees they're looking for.
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
thank you so much for sharing. have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
15 Mar 10
If the answers are done honestly then yes, personality profiling can tell a company alot about their employees. This does not mean this is how you see yourself, simply how you fit into the group as a whole (ie are you a leader or follower, a person that thinks outside of the box or needs structure) as related to the group. The problem inlies when someone tries to "trick" the test to make themselves appear in a certain light. This skews the activity and often gives some crazy combinations of things.
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
15 Mar 10
thank you for sharing sleepylittlerose. and thanks for the great idea too. happy myLotting!!!
@kquiming (2998)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I think I'm interested to try that if someone offers to profile me. Maybe they're not exactly 100 percent accurate, but at some level yeah I believe so, I believe it is accurate enough to believe in what it says. I wonder what results I will get
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
15 Mar 10
well, obviously you know yourself better, don't you? and like what you said it's nice to know how you are being perceived by others as well. great!!! thanks alot and happy myLotting.