Take the MMPI Online (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Test)
What is the MMPI?
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is the most used personality test in both the employment and clinical settings in the United States. In addition it is also the only personality test, that is used and recognized in the United States Courtroom. First published in 1940, the MMPI was the first comprehensive test that was data-driven, that largely did away with theory, and it was first calibrated by asking inpatient and outpatient individuals of psychiatric hospitals with well-known conditions to answer the test as they would if honest. This allowed the MMPI to compare normal populations to the various psychological conditions that were stigmatized at the time.
The MMPI-2 was published in 1989, with a larger and more diverse sample having been used as calibration, including not only individuals from the general population and individuals asked to pretend to be good or bad or to have a specific disorder but also taking into account the findings of many scientific studies that led to the inclusion of subscales and the supplementary scales.
The result was a test so long and so exhausting that virtually nobody is able to keep their answers coherent if an attempt at dishonesty was made. The fact that it is so successful at detecting malingering, among other types of faking, is why this test is used in U.S. court cases of many kinds and why it is also used for employment hiring and promoting, from emergency services to police to military personnel, and in the private sector too.
Using 567 true or false questions, rates the tester on 130 categories (validity scales included). Once validity of the answers (link goes to a search of scientific articles on the subject) is established, a profile is created employing the 10 Clinical Scales:
Why Practice the MMPI Online?
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory exams are strictly controlled by those who hold the rights of the MMPI. The physiologist who are permitted to administer and interrupt the results have undergone training in the use of the MMPI, and are highly regulated on what they are allowed and not allowed to do.
The University of Minnesota Press is the publisher of the MMPI® instruments, representing the Regents of the University of Minnesota, and is exclusively licenses ‘Pearson Assessment’ to produce, market, and sell the MMPI test products and to offer scoring and interpretive services.
Psychologists who are able to give the test are strongly encouraged to only ever provide the final results of the MMPI and not disclose any of the components (scales) as individual results. They are told to keep the results from the client/patient claiming…
- They were not designed or intended to be provided directly to clients.
- The reports contain trade secrets and are not to be released in response to requests under HIPAA (or any other data disclosure law that exempts trade-secret information from release).
Any attempts to deviate from revealing ‘trade secrets’ or administering the test without a fee are heavily pursued by Pearson’s and psychological clinicians who derive an income from the administering of the MMPI tests.
Those with invested interests in the MMPI series of tests absolutely consider it unethical to ….
- Provide the test under any situation which will make it invalid i.e. it must “be completed in a controlled environment and monitored in order to assure that the client has taken the test under appropriate conditions” (this means a fee).
- Advise, instruct or educate a client, patient or person into the design, construction or engineering of report creation of the MMPI
The importance of the MMPI is undeniable. You can gain or lose employment due to its results, and it is used in Legal system to show suitability or unsuitability towards the desired results of Court action. And because of this, the MMPI is tightly regulated and controlled so that only trained professionals are allowed to administer and interpret the test which will almost certainly come with a hefty fee.
What does all this mean?
What this all means is that something that is essentially a ‘personality test’ has managed to be pushed, promoted and used in the American clinical, employment and court arenas and been restricted from public use. The reasons usually used for not allowing the freedom to do this test for your own personal interest is ….. in allowing the normal person access, it devalues the expertise of those trained (and charging) to conduct the exam.
We feel it is just wrong for Pearsons to make the claim that the normal population is too stupid to be able to use their MMPI 2 test for themselves. And because we normal people are too stupid, we should have to pay a trained person hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars.
Practice the MMPI Online
Practice Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) for just $3.49 you can take the MMPI-2 Online (Test & Results only, no analysis or interpretation provided.)
You as a consumer of any information on this website agree that you have read the Disclaimer and agree to it’s terms. You understand that the use of the online test are for Entertainment and Educational purposes only. These products are not designed or are to be used as an accurate substitute for an MMPI test administered by a registered practitioner.