(06-20-2012 09:33 AM)Mind Wrote: Big 5 is pretty much the most reliable tool for personality assessment. And stable over time. You need at least 2 other people rating you for that.
Judging hormone levels/imbalances by a questionnaire of your behavior (!) (it's just self reporting!) seems extremely dodgy. Very likely because hormones are "in" right now and books need to be sold.
In the end, why should you care for such highly differentiated personality tests? What use is it, if it isn't reliable and time stable?
It doesn't help you to chose a partner, hobbies, profession or even a travel location based on that. Not even that useful for evaluating other people quicker/better (or helps against the fundamental attribution error).
Ever heared of a correlation between a test that you have to take and an actual measurement of hormone levels? Pick up the book, she explains her methodology in the back of her book. Trust me if you read it you'll be amazed about what you'll get out of it.
Seriously read the book before you're even going to comment......