Running Head: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORT

 

 

Psychological Report for Jane Doe (#1324)
Written by: (name)
Loyola Marymount University

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Disclaimer

This report was written for a Psychological Assessment course at Loyola Marymount University with the propose of giving students an opportunity to interpret the results of various personality tests for another student in the class. The information presented here is not presented by a professional and to be properly interpreted test results must be analyzed by a professional psychologist. This is not a clinical report assessing psychopathology or to make treatment recommendations.

Demographic Information

Jane Doe #5479 is a twenty-one year old female enrolled in the Psychological Assessment course at Loyola Marymount University, a medium sized Jesuit institution in Los Angeles, California. In order to ensure her anonymity, her name has been excluded from all tests and she will only be referred to by #5479 throughout this report.

Reason for Referral

Jane Doe #5479 was referred to this project as a requirement for class credit in the Psychological Assessment course at Loyola Marymount University, The purpose of this assignment is two fold: First to have hands on experience with tests discussed over the course of the semester in this class, and secondly to give students the opportunity to practice assessment skills in respect to the testing element of psychology.

Test Administered

All of the tests listed below were administered on the internet.

IPIP-NEO

October 11, 2006

2. Keirsey Temperament Softer

October 4, 2006

3. Personality 100 Test

October 11, 2006

4. Tickle EQ Test

October 12, 2006

5. Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

October 2, 2006

6. Transferable Skills Survey

October 12,

2006

7. The Political Compass

October 12,

2006

8. World's Smallest Political Quiz

October 12,

2006

9. E-Harmony Personality Report

October 12,

2006

10. Cu Personality Test

Test Interpretation

October 12,

2006

 

IPIP-NEO

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Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The IPIP-NEO is an alternate form of he revised NEO Personality Inventory or NEO PI-R. Its purpose is to measure the five major domains of adult personality: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to experience. Each domain is then subdivided in terms of sex facts. For examples, Neuroticism can be further defined in terms of anxiety, anger, depression, self-consciousness, immoderation, and vulnerability. According to Foundations of Psychological Testing, the NEO


can be used for research on personality and behavior, as well as for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Factor analysis was used to define the five domains.

Reliability and Validity Data As stated before taking the test online, the IPIP-NEO is not as extensive as the original and therefore scores will not be as reliable and valid. In Test Critiques: Volume X, research cited the reliability of the NEO at the domain level ranges from .86 to .95, and the reliability at the facet level is between .56 and .90. Validity for the revised NEO is listed as ranging between .50 and .70.

Findings Jane Doe #5479 received an average score in three of the four domains that are included in this report. Her lowest score was under Openness to experience which was contradictory to her preliminary self-rating. The facets that may have led to this low score under openness were imagination, adventurousness, and liberalism. A low score in these areas may indicate that she is practical and conservative with a tendency to think in simple terns and appreciate the familiar. These results are repeated in the Personality 100 test.

In terms of Extraversion, Jane Doe received an average rating. She scored highly in both the friendliness and cheerfulness facets suggesting that she is genuine person who makes friends easily due to the fact that she is a happy, enthusiastic, and optimistic person. #5479 test lower under the activity level and excitement-seeking sub-divisions which could imply a predisposition to avoid thrill-seeking and follow a slower pace.

The results of #5479's NEO scores indicate an average rating of agreeableness. The bookends for Jane in this category are trust and altruism on the higher end while scoring low in morality and sympathy. While shy may see most people as honest with good intentions and because of this are genuinely worth assisting in their times of need, with a low level of sympathy it may be difficult for her to be affected by human suffering and only use reason to quide her decisions. Her low level of morality also may affect her because as she becomes more guarded it will could become more difficult for her to trust others and be less inclined to assist them.

Finally, in terms of conscientiousness Jane Doe #5479 received an average rating with the only outstanding facet being orderliness (on which she received a high score). She possesses the drive, the sense of obligation, the drive to be recognized and successful, self discipline and cautiousness. However, it is her sense of orderliness that may keep her alert and on task.

The following is a table of the four domains discussed above and the three ratings that they received from #5479.

Domain

Self-Report

Ideal Self

IPIP-NEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conscientiousness

Very High

Very High

Average

Although all of her self-reports reflected different erent levels of the domains than the results of the IPIP-NEO demonstrated, what is consistent throughout is Jane Doe #5479's desire to improve


herself or maintain the status quo. This is because her Ideal Self The table may indicated that she is satisfied with the way that she is living her life and although she acknowledges that there is always room for improvement, she may be content to continue living life the way it was been stretched out before her.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II (KTS II)

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The main objective of the KTS II is to measure temperamental predispositions. This test is similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in that it measures personality preferences in bipolar pairs. The categories are Sensing-Intuiting (S-N), Thinking-Feelings (T-F), Judging-Perceiving (J-P), and Extraversion-Introversion (E-I). This test was altered from the MBTI and is useful in educational settings, couples therapy, as well as when selecting personnel.

Reliability and Validity Data Both the reliability and validity are reported in the manual and appear to be significant; however the statistics are not presented in a way that allows the reader to evaluate what exactly they signify. Because of this, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with cation and skepticism.

Findings Jane Doe scored as an Idealist on the KTS II. Idealists tend to believe that friendly cooperation is the best way to help people achieve their goals and avoid confrontation because of the angry effect it can have on people. Because of her score, #5479 may believe that life is full of untapped potential that is waiting to be realized and the results suggest that she wants to help people get there on their journey to self-improvement. The results from this test are concurrent with the results from all other tests measuring the same qualitites, for example her high rating of friendliness as a subOdivision of extraversion on the IPIP-NEO.

Personality 100 Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The purpose of this test is to assess a person's thought patterns and behavioral tendencies, as stated on the Personality 100 home page. Test construction for this test is unknown.

Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings Jane Doe #5479 was classified as high in emotionality with a score of 91. at this could mean is that she is very in tune with her emotions which may cause her to easily have her feelings affected, experience distress, or take things personally because she is so connected iwtlt her surroundings. Jane Doe also scored high in regards thoroughness which may suggest that she is self-sufficient, reliable and easily motivated. On the other end of the scale, #5479 again received a low score of 15 on the openness scale. This restates what was first demonstrated in the IPIP-NEO test: she is down to earth, appreciates all that she already has in her life, and is most comfortable with what is familiar and predictable. The other two major personality factors were Extraversion and Agreeableness, both of which Jane Doe #5479 scored as `moderate with tendency towards high'. Again, these are the same results as those listed for these categories on the NEO which suggest a high reliability on these tests measuring these factors.


Tickle EQ Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodoloty of the Test The purpose of this test is to assess the level of emotional intelligence a person possesses based on how "people-smart" they are. This test analyzes one's ability to assess the feelings of others, acknowledge their own responses to emotional situation, and knowing how to use empathy when dealing with various relationships. The test construction for this test is unknown.

Reliability and Validity Data. This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings Jane Doe #5479 scored 126 on the Tickle EQ test. Her strongest area is her ability to pick up on what others around her are feeling. These results may indicate that she is able to pick up on the subtleties of people's actions, both with verbal and non-verbal cues. Because #5479 ranks high with perception skills, she may lack the abilities to manage her emotions as well as have difficulty expressing empathy. This correlates with the facets under agreeableness that she scored low on: both morality and sympathy. Although #5479 is able to pick up on people's feelings with relative ease, she may demonstrate an inability to let other people's emotions make an impact on herself.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

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Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The Strong Interest Inventory was esigned to measure occupational interests in a wide range of career areas. The General Occupational Themes (GOT) listed are: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. It is used to make long-range curricular and occupational choices and for employee placement, career guidance, development and vocational rehabilitation placement. Because of its success in these areas, Foundations of Psychological Testing lists it as one of the most common tests used by career counselors.

Reliability and Validity Data According to the Mental Measurements Yearbook, the GOT has high rest-retest reliability coefficients found in the range of .7-.92 and validity data proving to be statistically significant well.

Findings According to the results of #5479 SU, she scores highest in the social, enterprising, and artistic dimensions (listed in descending order). Jane Doe's scores for the six different themes are listed in the following table.

Theme

' Code

Standard Score & Interest Level

Std. Score

Social

S

Moderate

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Enterprising

E

Moderate

 

Artistic

A

Moderate

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Conventional

C

Moderate

~

Realistic

R

Very Little

31

Investigative

I

Very Little

28


The social theme implies that based on her interest, some work activities she may enjoy would be teaching, counseling, or training which would put her people skills and listening ability to good use. According to the Enterprising aspect, she may be skillful in her ability to motivate others and because of this #5479 may enjoy selling and marketing in the workplace. And finally, Jane may enjoy a more creative work environment that would allow her to perform, write, or create music which would allow her to demonstrate her skills of artistic expression.

The areas of interest that #5479 shared with people of her gender who are satisfied with their occupations suggest that Jane Doe could be successful in several aspects of Retail Sales, as an elementary school teacher, a food service mangers or a Librarian. There are many different options given based on the results of which she scored similarly with members of a certain occupation, but that does not mean she is tied down by any means. Jane Doe #5479 can also look to her personal style scale preferences, some of which suggest she prefers working with people, shy may dislike taking risks, and she probably enjoys participating in teams. These work styles are specific examples of the results of her NEO and transferable skills survey come into play: works well directly with people but will avoid taking any major risks in order to remain in a familiar place.

Transferable Skills Survey

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The Transferable Skills Survey is a self rated assessment of different abilities that are essential in the work place. The categories that are being reviewed are communication; research and planning; human relations; organization, management and leadership; and work survival. The test is deductive based. Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretation of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings #5479 scored the highest in the I-~[~uman Relations category (82%) which could suggest an adept ability for using interpersonal skills for resolving conflict, relating to and helping people. There is a possible correlation between her score on this test and the high scores she received in both friendliness and altruism on the NEO. Jane Doe also scored well

in

communication (79%) with indicates a tendency toward the skillful expression, transmission and interpretation of knowledge and ideas. She received average scores in research and planning (66%), organization, management and leadership (66%), and work survival (6%) which are all interrelated and support the moderate score that was demonstrated in the Conventional theme on the Sli. The results of this test may suggest that #5479 will success in an environment where she works directly with customers rather than at an office job where clerical work would be the main focus. Here is a more detailed account of Jane Doe's scores on the Transferable Skills Survey:

Category

Points Received

Points Possible

Percentage

Communication

31

39

79%

Research & Planning

24

36

66%

Human Relations

32

39

82%


Organization, Management & Leadership

24

36

66%

Work Survival

22

36

61 %

 

The Political Compass Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the test The purpose of this test is to assess

both the social and economic aspects of a person's political views as they compare to famous politicians. The social scale ranges from Authoritarian to Libertarian and the economic slides from left to right.

Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability, Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings Fane Doe #5479 scored as a Libertarian Left. She lands in the Communism and Anarchism sector which she shares with Ghandi, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela who all believe in the supreme power of the individual. This may reflect Jane's ability to see helping others as self fulf lling rather than self sacrificing as was mentioned in the analysis of her NEO and be projected into her political views.

World's Smallest Political Quiz

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The goal of this test was to distinguish a person's political standing in merely a few questions. Positions ranged from Right (Conservative) to Left (Liberal) with a Centrist option available for those who tend to be more Independent when discussing politics. There is no information available on the test construction methodology of this test.

Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with cation and skepticism.

Findings The results of the World's Smallest Political Quiz labeled #5479 as a Centrist. This suggests that her political views vary depending of the issue being discussed, and she may be opposed to political extremes and keep an open mind when analyzing different topics in politics. Here is how she compares to other individuals that have completed this quiz:

Political Description

Percentage

Centrist

33.24%

Right (Conservative)

832%

Libertarian

32.66%

Left (Liberal)

17.46%

Statist (Big Government)

7.91%


E-Harmony Personality Report

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test This personality report is designed to describe a person's interactions with other people specifically through the ways our culture influences the way we communicate our thoughts and feelings to others. It analyzes how one engages with other people and highlights the aspect of their personality that describes your willingness to help others in meaningful ways.

Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings #5479 achieved a high score in Agreeableness and may be best described as taking care of others as well as herself. Jane Doe seems to be inclined towards fulfilling the needs of others, especially when they are in trouble which was highlighted with her high level of altruism on her NEO report. At the same time, she may tend to be more reserved when problems arise and refrain from acting impulsively which was addressed previously with her low score on Openness to Experience. It is suggested that others may have a positive response towards #5479 and her ability to balance between herself and others which may inspire admiration.

Car Personality Test

Purpose and Test Construction Methodology of the Test The purpose of this test is to see what type of car best describes your personality.

Reliability and Validity Data This test has unknown validity and reliability. Thus, the interpretations of this test should be viewed with caution and skepticism.

Findings The results of this test suggest that #5479 is not compelled to participate in risky ventures because she is satisfied with her life the way that it is headed. The key attributes for her to look for in a car is reliability, a car that gets the job done just as she does. Her tendency to associate more with what is comfortable and familiar was described in further detail with analyzing her low score on the NEO Openness domain.

Overall Findings

The findings presented in this report are based on a series of personality tests completed by Jane Doe #5479 over the internet. The evaluator did not meet with her to discuss any of the results and this report is not to be regarded as definitive on any of the measurements that were analyzed. #5479 scored consistently throughout all ten tests that were analyzed in this report describing her as down-to-earth, optimistic, friendly, altruistic, and prefers what is familiar over what is novel. These scores suggest that she may enjoy working directly with people throughout different aspects of her life, specifically by helping them reach their goals and potential.

Personal Strengths

Jane Doe #5479 seems to excel in areas in areas that allow her to assist others. Not only did she score highly in regards to being perceptive of other people's feelings, she also proved to be willing to help them through any problems that may arise. She is a down-to-earth woman who avoids taking risks whenever possible according to both the NEO and Personality 100 tests as she scored consistently low in the Openness category.


Educational/Career Implications

According to the Strong Interest Inventory, ms. Doe most likely prefers to work with groups of people rather than alone. It also suggests that she would rather lead the individuals than be led which is consistent with her natural ability to help others through their problems. The transferable skills s arrvey reveals that #5479 scores rather highly in regards to human relations and communications which highlights the fact that shy may be best suited for a more social environment. Although #5479 received a low score in imagination on the NEO, according to the SII it is possible that she also could flourish in an artistic atmosphere that allows her to express her creativity. Jane Doe also scored high in the Enterprising category on the Strong Interest Inventory which is consistent with her noted ability of inspiring others to succeed in all they aspire to be as stated in the Keirsey Temperament sorter.

Relationships Implications

Jane Doe #5479 appears to be a friendly and cheerful woman that is consistently inspiring feelings of warmth and optimism in those she meets. According to the E-Harmony personality inventory she tents to work more for fulfilling the needs of others which she sees more as self-fulfilling than anything else. She has a strong EQ that is emphasized in perception which allows her to pick up on the verbal and non-verbal cues given by those around her. As stated in the previous test interpretations, Jane Doe is a positive influence on all those around her as she is an optimistic, good natured woman with the desire to help others in any way possible.