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Your answer to a superior work performance
1. What is a psychometric test?
Are you tall or short? Good or poor at sports? Introverted or extroverted?
Your answers will reveal what you believe, based on your experiences. But your replies and everyone else’s will be subjective. The tallest person in a family of short people might think they are tall. The least sporty person in a family of national sports representatives might believe they are just above average. An extroverted salesperson might consider himself a bit introverted if he is in a party of a big competitive team.
So, if simple self-reporting test asks, on a scale of 1 to 5 – how tall/good at sport/extroverted are you, your answers will tell you only where you think you are; other people’s answers will show where they believe they are. There is no science behind the results.
Psychometric test measures more than just self-perception, it measures actual behavior, because what people do is more important than what they say, or think, they do.
And it compares those behaviors with others, to give a real indication of an individual’s abilities, strengths, weaknesses, and habits. So it will tell you whether, compared with person how he is likely to perform on the job.
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