definition of psychometric test

In the field of psychology, it is important to objectively and precisely determine the individuals who are the object of study. Keep in mind that psychology is a science and as such requires rigorous and reliable measurement instruments.

A psychometric test is one in which the personality of an individual is evaluated, as well as their aptitudes. As a general rule, these tests are used during the recruitment process. Through them, it is intended to know the potential of a candidate in relation to some tasks to be performed. Do not forget that an employer is looking for future workers with a certain personality characteristic.

Relevant aspects to pass psychometric tests

A psychometric test is a tool that helps employers learn more about job candidates.

These types of tests assess someone's ability to perform specific tasks.

Who is evaluated must answer the questions with total sincerity, since the evaluator is a specialist and could detect some contradictions between the answers.

To face this test with certain guarantees, it is convenient to previously take some practice tests. In this way, the anxiety level for the final test can be reduced.

The Cleaver test

This test is one of the most used in the field of psychometric tests. In it, certain capacities are measured (for example, perseverance, willpower or the ability to adapt to different environments). At the same time, the Cleaver test makes it possible to offer a global assessment of the personality of a candidate.

The test consists of a series of questions in which the examinee must offer a spontaneous and honest answer

From the employer's point of view, with this test it is possible to anticipate someone's reactions in the workplace. The data obtained with this test attempt to assess the candidate's behavior in current situations, his level of motivation and his ability to react in times of pressure.

The Cleaver test does not provide information on IQ, for which other psychometric tests are used (for example, the Terman test). On the other hand, the emotional aspects of the candidates are not detected by the Cleaver test either.

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