Psychometric Testing: 1000 Ways to Assess Your Personality, Creativity, Intelligence and Lateral Thinking

By Philip Carter; Ken Russell | Go to book overview

Creativity

The term creativity refers to mental processes that lead to solutions, ideas, concepts, artistic forms, theories or products that are unique and novel.

The creative functions are controlled by the right-hand hemisphere of the human brain. This is the side of the brain which is under-used by the majority of people, as opposed to the thought processes of the left-hand hemisphere, which is characterised by order, sequence and logic, and is responsible for such functions as numerical and verbal skills.

Because it is under-used, much creative talent in many people remains untapped throughout life. Until we try, most of us never know what we can actually achieve. We know that we all have a creative side to our brain, therefore we all have the potential to be creative. However, because of the pressures of modern living and the need for specialisation, many of us never have the time or opportunity, or indeed are given the encouragement, to explore our latent talents, even though most of us have sufficient ammunition to realise this potential in the form of data which has been fed into, collated and processed by the brain over many years.

Because it is such a diverse subject, and because in so many people it is to a great extent unexplored, creativity is very difficult to measure.

The following three different types of exercises are all designed with the object of improving or recognising your

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Psychometric Testing: 1000 Ways to Assess Your Personality, Creativity, Intelligence and Lateral Thinking
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Introduction 1
  • Section 1 - Personality Tests 5
  • Personality Test One 7
  • Personality Test Two 10
  • Personality Test Three 13
  • How Confident Are You? 16
  • Are You Tactful or Undiplomatic` 23
  • Laterality 33
  • Are You Likely to Be a Success? 42
  • Are You a Risk Taker? 49
  • Are You Broadminded or Prudish? 56
  • Are You Anxious or Relaxed? 64
  • How Strong Is Your Sense of Justice? 71
  • Are You a Leader or a Follower? 79
  • Creativity 86
  • Are You in the Right Job? 92
  • Are You a Saint or a Sinner? 99
  • Do You Look on the Bright Side? 106
  • How Aggressive Are You? 114
  • Are You a Night Person? 122
  • Are You a Shrinking Violet? 129
  • Are You Imaginative? 136
  • Are You Honourable? 143
  • Are You Sensual? 146
  • Are You Thrifty? 148
  • Have You Good Humour? 151
  • Are You Daring? 154
  • Domination 156
  • Are You a Worrier? 159
  • Are You Absent Minded? 161
  • Do You like Work? 164
  • Are You Sociable? 167
  • Are You Emotional? 169
  • Extroversion 171
  • Aggression 173
  • Are You Artistic? 175
  • Ambition 178
  • Are You Tolerant? 180
  • Imagination 183
  • Are You Obsessive? 185
  • Are You Assertive? 188
  • Are You Optimistic? 191
  • 2: Aptitude Tests 195
  • Aptitude Tests 197
  • IQ Test One 198
  • IQ Test Two 215
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