Can you Fake it? And Can Behavioural Psychology Assessments Catch you Out?

Social desirability or faking the right answer to get a job is certainly possible and an interesting area of social psychology. This is a big concern for employers using personality tests during the hiring process as traditional behavioural assessments typically ask questions that lead to preferred answers around style. The Aperio assessment focuses on asking questions that give two equally attractive answers so the focus is more on understanding fit. Dr Giles Hirst, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Chair of Leadership for the Australian National University, and Director of Product Development at Aperio discusses the importance of using personality assessments that focus on fit as opposed to style.