p1DF2 : Saturday, 27 October 2018
p1DO2 : N
p1DO3 : 5
p1DP3 : 55
p1DQ3 : 23
p1DP4 : male
p1DQ4 : 21-30
p1DR4 : I think your questions are crafted confusingly and sometimes even contradictory (question no. 32 perfect example). I am also more of a perfectionist type (yes, I admit that I might be a bit Narcissistic, but not to this extent). Also, Some questions are really 'cruel', I believe you could come up with better crafted questions and more of them in order for test to be more reliable.
Computer output: N type, with S score of 5 (very low). High temperament T score, extroversion E score and sanguinity/narcissism N scores.
Thank you for your interest.
1. Although the computer algorithm chose N type, the correlation coefficients for NPA+ type and NA type were somewhat higher (see 2nd figure below). So, we would agree that it is very possible that the Test missed the P trait. With the very high extroversion E score, and the subject's perfectionistic comment, the probability of NPA+ type, rather than an N type, is likely. Another possibility would be a pseudo-perfectionistic NA type.
2. Yes, an individual of the NPA+ type can feel to be "perfectionistic" and somewhat "narcissistic". After all, he or she has both the P and the N traits.
3. Indeed, unlike other personality tests, each question of the NPA test is crafted to be confusing, contradictory or bewildering... except to that particular NPA type to whom that particular question is directed. But this is a trade secret, so don't tell anyone.
4. Just as a caricature may sometimes appear to be cruel, the language of the Test questions is intentionally hyperbolic (another trade secret). But we spread around the not-intentionally-cruel caricaturization and hyperbole to all of the character types. No one is exempt (including the designer of the Test). The language of behavior and of psychiatry is often pejorative, and the NPA model especially reveals the behavioral flaws -- and sometimes outright stupidity -- of Homo sapiens.
5. We limited the Test to 50 questions (roughly 20 minutes duration), as fewer subjects would be inclined to answer a longer questionnaire. We would like to have added more questions so that we could also diagnose Resigned types, which are an important part of the NPA model but are omitted from the Test.
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