Definition of personality inventory in English:

personality inventory


  • A type of questionnaire designed to reveal the respondent's personality traits.

    ‘the Eysenck personality inventory is frequently used to assess the personalities of psychiatric patients’
    • ‘There are several types of interest, workplace, and personality inventories that can be administered to help you obtain a profile of strong points about yourself.’
    • ‘The same group also scored higher than others on the ‘openness’ scale of the five-factor personality inventory.’
    • ‘At each age, the women completed personality inventories and answered questions on a variety of topics including marriage, family and work.’
    • ‘The most commonly used test has been the California personality inventory.’
    • ‘The MBTI is a widely used personality inventory with positive evidence of its construct validity.’