Psychometric testing is a scientific method used to measure an individual’s cognitive capabilities and behavioural style. These exams range from personality profiles to reasoning tests to motivation questionnaires to ability assessments. There are three main types of psychometric testing, each of which is used to measure various traits:
Interest: Measures things like an individual’s motivation, values, and opinions in relation to his or her interests.
Personality: Evaluates a person’s behaviour and style of doing things. Personality tests also account for how the individual interacts with her environment and other people.
Aptitude: Assesses the individual’s ability to perform and carry out different tasks.
These specific tests come in a variety of forms, such as numerical reasoning tests, verbal reasoning tests, critical thinking tests, and situational judgment tests.