If you've ever wondered about the ethics of using personality tests to categorize, stigmatize, and judge people, this page provides bling for your critical thinking hat. This, collection of articles, research findings, and books can help us consider ethical applications of personality assessments in the workplace while encouraging us to stop potentially counter-productive, dangerous, and discriminatory practices based on pseudoscience.
Essential point: Typical workplace personality assessments assume that personality is fixed and that an individual's personality must match the profile of a job if they are to be successful and happy. Contrarily, research shows that personality is manageable, malleable, and contextual. Therefore, assessments that assume personality is fixed cannot predict an individual's performance and satisfaction with a task. Bottom line: Paraphrasing the New York Times: Personality tests are the new astrology.