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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test
(02-12-2017, 09:33 AM)thyla Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 02:06 AM)FerdinandtheFilth Wrote:
(02-10-2017, 02:26 PM)thyla Wrote:
(08-24-2013, 02:49 AM)velvetfog Wrote: I recommend that you take the test yourself, before trying to offer anyone advice about the results and the scoring.
As for the test being available over the Internet, that has no impact on the actual test and the results that you will get.
It simply saves you paying the more than $100 it will cost to take the same test at a Pearson testing center.
The Pearson test centers in England are found here: -->
Pearson's web page for the MMPI-2 test is here: -->

Or take it for free here: -->
Don't be fooled by the .ru Russian top level domain in the URL.
The test is actually being supplied from a server in the British Virgin Islands. -->

The MMPI test is a standard test that has already been taken by more than a million people.
The original MMPI test was developed in 1943, 70 years ago, and it was updated back in 1989. That is when the test was renamed to MMPI-2.
The test is considered to be the "gold standard" in the field of psychological testing.
The scoring of the test is quite complex, but since the advent of computers it has been fully automated.
I applied the test myself when I practiced. Time has changed and I live in a different country where my credentials would have to be re-gained and Psych. was anyway challenging my own sanity and I changed my profession. In this earlier life (MMPI sans '2') I found some of the scales rather amusing than enlightening. 'Success in baseball' did not really mean a lot if you lived in an European country. I still liked and validated the much smaller -for us relevant- set of basic scales. Now -since I am no psychologist anymore- I wished to look at the MMPI 2 and especially have software evaluate them as opposed as way-back-when, when I had to go through the book to compare the answers and then count. I hope it has still the 'lie' category.

In any case, your link "" is dead (503). Is there a newer one or has the MMPI2 been considered outdated and replaced by something newer and shinier?

If you have a link that still works, please post it here.

Haven't tried it yet, but I saw the initial post and was intrigued so I wanted to take the test myself. anyway, found it online, not sure if it is truly the right one though, as stated haven't tried it yet.

EDIT: Dont do, its a real pain in the ass, I can't get it to work as described to compile as an actual web page. site is a bust.

Double Edit: Found one that did work. Just finished it, not really sure how to interpret my results though, they aren't in my level of understanding to be honest. Website is

I don't have the time right now to fill it out myself.

Here an answer without seeing the results:

FerdinandtheFilth Wrote:I just took the MMPI-2 test, and am not sure how to interpret the results, would you be able and willing to help me?

I wrote you a long explanation about the process, normalization and interpretation and after I had completed it I lost my internet connection and all my writing was lost.

If you want an explanation why I cannot help you I can rewrite it -if you inquire-, but I am too lazy to start all over again.

In short: If you received the result by a commercial entity you are golden since you need only to use your favorite search engine (or a basic psych schoolbook) to understand what each category means. You should have received something for each category telling you if your replies are insignificant/borderline/clinical) for that category.

If you found somewhere the questions you must understand that a 'yes' is sometimes significant (a hit) and for other questions the 'no' answer is a hit.

You need to be able to count the significant answers per category (we used cartons with holes per page and category and counted them in the olden days).

The count still means nothing since it needs to be normalized. In one category a hit count of 70% may be barely borderline while at another cat 50% would already mean to get the straightjacket.

Lastly certain personalities are not defined by one category's value, but a combination of several categories: a high on cat 3 a low in cat 12 and another high in cat 31 means that you are significantly xxxx.

So, to help you one needs to have either the raw values and the normalization data, or the normalized data per category and finally a list of the combinations to define a certain personality.

I have none of them, am therefore incapable to help you and give you a qualified and ethical interpretation. Software can easily do it all for you. Software that I miss and which brought me to this blog.

I am afraid that no one without those prerequisites can help you even if they are qualified, but anyone who has them and some basic psych schooling should be.

I do have the raw scores, if you would be willing to read the data, although I'm not 100% sure what you mean by normalization data, I'm a bit simple minded in some moments. the results the charts gave me were categorized by scale, scale description, raw score, k score, t score, and % answered. if any of these ( I assume you mean one of the two score categories) then I can provide the details
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RE: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test - by FerdinandtheFilth - 02-12-2017, 09:13 PM

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