The Industry

Personality assessments have a long history of scientific study. First used by the military during World War II, personality assessments were quickly adopted by leading corporations to gain a further understanding into people's responses and actions. There are a number of organizations today which provide assessment tools and consultative services for interpretation of those results.

Personality assessments are systematic procedures for observing and describing individual differences and to gain insight into their actions. Properly administered, personality assessments can be used as a means of collecting meaningful information about an individual. Personality assessments are not perfect predictors of performance; however, they can provide insight and awareness of decisions and actions.

Thus, assessing personalities can help improve decision-making when designed and implemented correctly, while providing substantial gains and utility to those who use them.