The Zamora Personality Test provides a systematic way of evaluating ten Individual Attributes and ten Social Attributes that incorporate the five central factors in personality: 1) Extroversion versus Introversion, 2) Neuroticism, 3) Agreeableness, 4) Conscientiousness, and 5) Openness to experience. Please read the Question and Answer section below before starting the test.
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Q. What is the Zamora Personality Test?
A. The Zamora Personality Test was developed by creating an inventory of characteristics that people wanted in their ideal mate from an extensive compilation of personal advertisements in newspapers. The characteristics that people wanted were judged "desirable". A list of antonyms was then developed to create a list of "undesirable" traits. Analysis of the traits yielded the division into individual and social attributes and their ten subcategories. The Zamora Personality Test uses a scoring mechanism to determine the degree of intensity of personality traits by analyzing the answers to a set of statements that explore various aspects of internal feelings and past or hypothetical behavior. The results of the test may be used to evaluate compatibility. The Zamora Personality Test is not a psychological test; it is a linguistic test that includes factors that influence relationships such as health, beauty and wealth but which are not psychological personality attributes.
Q. How does the Zamora Personality Test differ from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test?
A. The MBTI test tries to classify personality using Carl Jung's Extrovert/Introvert, iNtuitive/Sensing, Feeling/Thinking psychological types plus the Judging/Perceiving attributes added by Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers. The Zamora Personality Test tries to identify ten individual and ten social personality characteristics and the degree to which they occur. The premise of the Zamora Personality Test is that the attributes desired by a large percentage of population in their mates is a social validation of those attributes and that these attributes are at least as important as traits postulated by medical models of psychology. From the MBTI profile you cannot know whether a person is a thief or a social misfit, but most people would like for their partner to be honest and socially acceptable. The Zamora Personality Test tries to provide this information.
Q. Can the attributes from the MBTI test be mapped to the Zamora Personality Test?
A. Yes, to some degree. The Extrovert/Introvert attributes are best mapped to the s5) Emotional expression category of the social attributes. The iNtuitive/Sensing, Feeling/Thinking, Judging/Perceiving types correspond to internal ways of thinking and may be mapped to individual attribute categories such as i4) Intellectual factors and i10) Task performance attitudes.
Q. How does the Zamora Personality Test work?
A. Each answer in the Zamora Personality Test corresponds to an attribute that is classified as positive or negative for the individual attributes and sociable or dangerous for the social attributes. Each response increments the score for its corresponding attribute and decrements the score of the antonyms of the attribute. Thus, a reply implying honesty in one question is nullified by another reply that implies dishonesty. The results of the Zamora Personality Test represent the net result after resolving inconsistencies, but they may be inconclusive when many conflicting answers are given.
Q. Where can I find out more about the personality attributes used by the Zamora Personality Test?
A. Personality attributes are discussed in detail in the Personality Compatibility Analysis web page and in Chapter 8 - Personality Analysis Exercises of a Scientific Psychic Workbook which discusses critical thinking and application of the scientific method.
Q. What happens to the data that I enter?
A. To protect your privacy, no personal identification data is requested by the test. The data is sent in an encoded form to a remote server which formats the results screen. The information that you enter is not saved in computer files on the remote server or in cookies in your computer. The only way that the results can be saved or printed is through the buttons or toolbar of your browser.
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