Definition of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory in English:

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

(also MMPI)

noun

  • A test consisting of hundreds of true-false questions, used as a diagnostic tool by psychologists.

    • ‘The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is the most widely used and researched clinical assessment tool used by mental health professionals.’
    • ‘The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is one of the most widely used personality assessments with offender populations.’
    • ‘To administer MMPIs (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories) to all prospective recruits, or to understand every individual's personal demons leading to poor decisions is impossible.’
    • ‘In the case studies, pre-employment psychological test evaluations were available to be reviewed including Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories, psychologist's notes, and extensive background information.’
    • ‘The MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), composed by Hathaway (a psychologist) and McKinley (a physician) is the outcome of decades of research into personality disorders.’