Free personality tests (found online or in magazines) and self-help books about personality are abundant. After reading Chapter 1 and the information about personality assessment (validity, reliability, types of personality tests and issues with them), describe the advantages and disadvantages to these open-access personality tests not administered by professionals. How might these resources benefit and/or negatively influence people's understanding of themselves. Do you think mental health professionals should take a stand on this issue? Why or why not?

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There are many personality tests available in magazines, books, and over the Internet. People take these tests because they are free and accessible to anyone. Open-access personality tests have their pros and cons depending on the people using them. First, the users have absolute control of the responses that these tests give. Even though the tests...

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