Monday, January 30, 2012
SoulMateIcon says: "The information stored inside the SMI about ones character, age, temperament and education is based on a small questionnaire. The methodology behind this is new and it is based on the work of Gaston Berger, Joseph M. Helms, Jean Emile Charon and others. Tests have shown remarkable results: a group of 267 couples showed a 76% result of ' very accurate profiler '. "
That SMI is only a HOAX based solely on a modified IPSATIVE personality test, like PerfectMatch.
Personality is composed of two basic types of traits:
traits that an individual acquires, dimensions of character;
traits with biological underpinnings, dimensions of temperament (Cloninger 1987).
IPSATIVE personality tests are OBSOLETE (self-descriptive questionnaires) and should be discarded: MBTI (PerfectMatch), DISC (ThomasKnowsPeople), Enneagram (Dopasowani) or other proprietary ipsative tests like the ones used at Chemistry, ButterfliesAgain, Doskonalapara, PembePanjur, LittleHint, oneGoodLove and others.
NORMATIVE personality tests like Big5 versions used at PlentyOfFish, eHarmony, Meetic Affinity, Parship, Be2, True are good for orientative purposes but not good enough for predictive purposes.
WorldWide, there are over 5000 -five thousand- online dating sites... but no one is using the 16PF5 to assess personality of their members!