Surfing the net everyone noticed that online psychological testing has become very widened – almost all popular sites and blogs have a special page for different free online tests on various topics: Self-esteem test, Romance Attachment test, Sexual addiction screening test, Loneliness test, Energy Vampires test, and so on. Such tests are instantly and automatically scored, giving you immediate results.
But can all of them be trustworthy and useful in self-knowledge?
Here are some interesting facts which can help to think why these tests are popular and if they can be useful for those who would like to know themselves better.
Psychological testing refers to the administration of psychological tests. A psychological test is “an objective and standardized measure of a sample of behavior”. The term sample of behavior refers to an individual’s performance on tasks that have usually been prescribed beforehand.
People are meant to find any possible ways to find out some psychological characteristics in themselves and others. We all want to be successful, respected, healthy and happy, so the easiest decision for that is to test ourselves.
But it’s good to think over some information below.
First of all, only a well-skilled professional can try a psychological test and interpret its results correct. Moreover, in most cases such tests don’t contain any useful information, tell lies or give exclusions which you have already known about yourself.
But what can be good in this psychological testing?
They can be helpful if you just want to switch to something else after work, to have a rest. You shouldn’t trust their information about yourself much, but you can think about it. Just be glad to get a positive cheerful result. If you have a bad result, take it easy, maybe it’s not true. You can think whether there is some sense in it, and if so, would you like to change it or not? If your answer is affirmative, then do it.
For example, if you want to look at your condition at this very moment, one fast and easy test can help you. It’s known as the Lüscher color test, invented by Max Lüscher – a Swiss psychotherapist, is a “deep” psychological test, developed for the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, and it’s a nice tool for measuring the person’s psychophysical state based on his / her color preference.
Test instructions are also quite easy: from the offered colors, select the one color, which you like most. Try to be guided by the color itself, and not to associate it with any of the things – the color of cars, clothes that suit you, cosmetics and other… The choice must be done 2 times.
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