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Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

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  • So the idea here is to tell you where you fall on a personality spectrum rather than categorizing you as a “type.” Whatever the method, personality is hard to measure.

  • Several interesting issues raised here ... 1) It is incredibly difficult to characterize the human psyche - there are many many variables, and without accounting for all of them it is difficult to fully characterize a person - the big 5 goes a step in that direction, but I think there are many many more

    Several interesting issues raised here ... 1) It is incredibly difficult to characterize the human psyche - there are many many variables, and without accounting for all of them it is difficult to fully characterize a person - the big 5 goes a step in that direction, but I think there are many many more traits not accounted for - perhaps it should be the big 50 or even the big 500? 2) It is very dangerous to ask subject’s to rate themselves - could have open ended questions that do not hint at what trait is being researched, but that is very difficult. Better yet to perhaps use the AI and machine learning that we have heard so much about to study video/audio for a person performing a fixed set of interactions and based on observed behavior, and comparison with other known behaviors determine a personality analysis that way. The AI system should be much more sensitive to individual differences than human observation is. How otherwise can you control for an answer that the subject feels they should give as opposed to their true behavior. Bottom line is that behavior testing is still in its infancy and has a long way to go before it is reliable and reproducible.

  • ENTP shoutout.