Blog: (VIDEO) Scientology's Personality Test: Science or Scam? - 2016-03-17
One of the most common and powerful recruiting methods Scientology uses is the "free personality test." This is a 200-question informal examination given at Scientology centers. One answers various questions with Yes, Maybe or No and gets a graph or profile which plot various personality traits on a scale from -100 to 100.
Scientologists claim that the test was developed scientifically and is not what they think of you, but what you think of yourself. Free test evaluations are supposed to reveal character traits and emotional or psychological problems a person may be having which Scientology then offers its services to cure.
What is this test really? Where does it come from, how is it used and does it have any real value? Let's take a look at this in depth and see what we find.