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Alex Anonymous wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a guidance counsellor and wish to know if I can use personality tests in my work.

  • There any personality tests that I can use that would be in line with Catholic teaching?

Thank you,

Alex

  { Can guidance counselors use personality tests in their work and are they in line with our faith? }

Mike replied:

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the question.

I cannot honestly think of any Catholic personality tests and I would be very cautious about using them.

Sometimes they can instill and attitude that because I have a certain personality type, I cannot help doing what I am doing, which is some cases may be sinning. This would be a form of rationalization.

I found these sources, which may help. If my colleagues know of any good Catholic personality tests, I am sure they will chime in; otherwise, I would be cautious or omit using them.

From Catholic Answers:

Catholic forums (Worth reading the whole dialogue)

From Catholic Culture:

From the EWTN Audio Library File Program Index: Who Do You Say I Am?

From the AskACatholic.com knowledge base:

I hope this helps,

Mike

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