Personality Profiling: Shrink to Fit?

As more entrepreneurs use psychological testing to screen hires, psychologist Ben Dattner warns against putting too much weight on the results

For at least the last 30 years, many of Corporate America's biggest names have required that potential hires and, in some cases, established employees submit to cognitive and personality tests. Now, the trend is filtering down to smaller outfits. Administered either in-house or by specialty outsource firms tests like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Learning Styles Inventory (LSI), Emotional Competence Inventory, and many others are becoming increasingly familiar to job-seekers.

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