Intelligence and Personality
is also related to intelligence. Some
personalities, for example, are more
prone to certain mental illnesses, which may actually lower functioning. Furthermore, it seems that certain
personalities may lend themselves towards intelligence. There are a
number of ways to test
One test that is very widely used is called the
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). This test
emotional functioning, and neuropsychological impairment using a survey
style The MMPI will measure
hypochondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic tendencies, deviate
of masculinity and femininity, paranoia, psychasthenia, schizophrenia,
hypomania and social introversion.
Another test is called the Rorschach Projective
Technique. This is otherwise known as
the inkblot test that may be able to show neuropsychological impairment. An inkblot is shown to the patient, and they
are to identify what they think the inkblot might look like. Analysis is drawn from the way a person views
and creates pictures from the ink. The
Rorschach also measures complex psychological dynamics (otherwise known
as the Subconscious).
One more test that measures personality traits and
deficits is called the Thematic Apprehension Test.
This test is a projective test using pictures
and description to measure emotional and psychological states.