I have a job interview next week. The company asked me to fill out one of those 350-question surveys that asks seemingly unrelated and very similar questions in a particular order to uncover your true personality.
This is not the first one I've taken. I filled one out a year and a half ago for another job interview. I didn't get that job, probably because I was going through my first post-Maia-delivery PMS and didn't know it. So when I was asked questions similar to these:
Bosses will take advantage of you if you let them. ( ) Yes ( ) No
I have found that people often talk about me without me knowing. ( ) Yes ( ) No
Sometimes I feel like there just isn't a point to anything anymore. ( ) Yes ( ) No
My mood swings widely for no apparent reason whatsoever. ( ) Yes ( ) No
....well, let's just say I didn't get that job.
These tests fascinate me. I feel like when I'm going through it, I'm answering the questions honestly until about a third of the way through it. Then the pattern seems to become clear. But do they figure for that? Are different questions weighted?
Most importantly, do I really want to work for a place that feels it needs to test my personality? Couldn't they have asked whether I like to mix paints so they match exactly or whether I enjoy thinking about my achievements in person?