Are you a social wizard? adds the Self-Monitoring Test to its Battery of Personality and HR Tests

MONTREAL, CANADA -- November 26, 2003, a leader in web-based psychological testing, has added the Self-Monitoring Test to its extensive collection of more than 100 career, personality, IQ, health, and relationship tests. Our ability to self-monitor is a powerful predictor of our personal, social and occupational success. The Self-Monitoring Test provides an efficient, user-friendly way to measure the degree to which an individual can acclimatize his or her thoughts, feelings, and actions to handle any given situation appropriately and thus maximize the chance of achieving a desired outcome. Regular visitors can use the test as a tool to gain insight into their self-monitoring tendencies and possible blocks. HR departments can use the Self-Monitoring Test to support hiring and promotional decisions, including assigning the most appropriate employee to particular projects or clients. The test report is available both in an individualized format (as presently seen online) and in the HR version, written specifically for employee testing purposes.

What is deemed socially desirable and the importance given to social appropriateness itself varies from person to person and from one social group to another. Nevertheless, anyone living in our society requires a certain amount of self-control to be able to function effectively. People low in self-monitoring are those who behave spontaneously, without taking into account the circumstances. Good self-monitors, on the other hand, purposely control their behavior and are highly conscious of their actions. "Self-monitoring is about the ability to take conscious control over one's mind and actions," explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, the scientific director and president of the company. "In many situations, speaking your mind without considering the consequences is not in your best interest. For example, losing your temper in a team situation will not accomplish anything - you need to calm yourself down, and present your argument in the most acceptable way for that particular group. You don't need to manipulate people, but rather spin your point to make it more appealing."

What does the Self-Monitoring Test measure?

The Self-Monitoring Test determines one's self-monitoring potential. "Self-Monitoring is a personality trait that refers to the ability to regulate oneself. The test assesses the degree to which people monitor not only their behavior, but also their cognitions and affect. It evaluates the extent to which the they adapt their behavior, alter their thought processes, and acclimatize their emotions when it's beneficial to do so - professionally, personally or socially," explains Véronique Sylvain, creator of the test.

The assessment uses 69 questions to evaluate overall self-monitoring competence. The personalized analysis includes an overview of the test-taker's strengths and weaknesses, and suggests possible blocks to effective social interaction, such as the inability to perceive social cues or to control one's emotions, or unwillingness to adjust one's behavior. An extensive advice section includes stress management techniques and valuable tips for improving one's self-monitoring skills. and ARCH Profile: Precision HRM in action

"To assist HR specialists in the selection of the right personnel, we have developed a number of tools", says Dr. Jerabek, "and the Self-Monitoring Test is our latest addition." Other tests cover factors ranging from creative problem-solving, leadership potential, work orientation, and readiness for promotion, to risk for burnout and stress-related problems, success likelihood, sales personality, conflict and anger management, and communication skills. The site also hosts a vast collection of intelligence, personality, health, and relationship tests that can be used to supplement employee assistance and training programs. A team of psychologists, statisticians, and experts on research methods and artificial intelligence collaborated to develop PsychTests' impressive battery of assessment tools. Each test undergoes large-scale studies that yield a plethora of normative, validity and reliability data. not only provides the tests, but also offers ARCH Profile, a sophisticated database system, to manage the results. The ARCH Profile system allows HR departments, psychologists, and researchers to save and view test-takers' results, in an individual or aggregated form. They can track progress, display graphs, and organize test-takers' information. Essentially, the system serves as a flexible, easy-to-use online testing center that can be customized to satisfy the requirements of any organization.

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About is a subsidiary of Plumeus Inc., a privately owned high-tech company that also runs the #1 mental health site The combined traffic from Plumeus' sites tops a million unique visitors per month. In business since early 1996, the Plumeus team has years of experience in the online testing field, and hundreds of tests and quizzes under its belt. Plumeus' proven ability to combine mass appeal with cutting edge psychological testing has earned the company the top position in online testing.

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