Is this a pop psychology test?

  • September 11, 2018
  • NPSP25 Team

No. The test was developed by a team headed by an academic psychiatrist who has served as the president of the American Psychiatric Association. It has been in use in professional settings for more than two decades. The book in which a version of this test was first published, The New Personality Self-Portrait, has been continuously in print in several languages for more than two decades. It is read by people around the world who are interested in themselves and people in their lives, it has been used in training of medical residents in psychiatry, and it is assigned in many college courses on psychology and personality studies.