20+ years ago I was up for a special assignment at the law enforcement agency I worked for at the time. Because of the nature of the assignment candidates had to go for psychological evaluations. It was a 3 day process.
I’d taken psych test before but never any that covered that long of time span.
One part of the evaluation was a test consisting of 100 “questions”. It was about 15 pages double sided long as each side only held 3 questions.
Each question was a rectangular box. Inside each box were 6 circles about the size of a quarter. Every circle was a different color. Every circle also had 4 arrows. Some of the circles had arrows inside the circle pointing in, and some circles had arrows inside of them pointing out. Some circles had the arrows on the outside rim of the circle with the arrows pointing out, and some had the arrows on the outside rim pointing inward.
For each question you had to write down which one circle you liked the best, and which one circle you liked the least.
You had 3 hours just for that one part of the evaluation.
I assumed part of that test was to detect dishonesty. They would make some of the questions subtly similar to see if you picked the same kind of circle.
But I’ve always wondered if there was more to it than that. Were the colors and arrows supposed to detect aggression, passiveness, extrovertedness, introvertedness?
I had never before nor since taken a psych test that was even remotely similar to that.
Anyone have any clue as to the point of it?