Updated: May 5
Our fingerprints, despite how similar they can be, are unique. All of us should know how valuable we are. Personality tests can be helpful in evaluating a person‘s psychological tendencies only so far, they do not fully define a person. Identical twins look alike, but they have different fingerprints. Wintertime produces snow and each snowflake crystal that is formed, and falls, is similar but completely different. I think it is good that workplaces, etc., try to figure out personality traits to help have a more cohesive work environment; however, it is not a good thing to stereotype and believe that just because someone took a personality assessment that they fit precisely into that mold. A psychological assessment cannot fully measure a human being—period. It would be great if people accepted others and tried to learn new traits, or if more workplaces encouraged people to talk to one another. Assessments are helpful, but at the end of the day—there is a lot of work to do to help people to heal, accept themselves, accept others, and to become all they were meant to be. Disclaimer: I admire and respect the numerous years of research in the profession of psychiatry and psychology and this post is in no way meant to disrespect their practice.