Reply To: Personality and Living the Truths of Hemispheric Lateralization

  • Don Salmon

    February 23, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Charles, as someone who has administered over 1000 IQ tests and at least as many personality tests, I would caution you to take all them with many grains of salt.

    I started out in psychology with grave reservations about psych testing. What I discovered quite surprised me – if you take ALL the results as mere indications, minuscule pointers to things you might miss in the course of an interview – they can be immensely helpful, right down to pinpointing precise areas of the brain that have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury, tumors, etc. If used well, they can be far more precise in providing insights into mental illness and diagnoses than the most extensive questioning by psychiatrists or counselors who don’t conduct tests (which is usually why we psychologists are consulted by them to begin with – certainly not for our superior therapeutic skills!!!)

    Just thought that might be of interest.