Each page also contains the Scoring key for the questions of that Trait and anAnalysis of the resulting scores. Needless to say, the validity of the analysis willdepend on how candidly you filled in the Questionnaire!The basis of the questionnaire is the long-established Eysenck PersonalityQuestionnaire, used worldwide by the psychiatric profession. The idea is to testagainst cultural stereotypes, that is the "norm", the way a statistical majority of people actually are in Western society. The "norm" is not necessarily anenlightened point of view, it simply represents what a typical person's responsesare likely to be. It doesn't mean the normal responses are 'right' or 'correct'. Highor low positions on a scale may represent neurosis if your answers representcompulsions, obsessions or inhibitions, and you may want to become
more free in
that area. But if they represent conscious choices in the way you play the game of life, then of course, that's fine! A person relatively free from cultural conditioningin an area of life is unlikely to be the same as the 'normal person' who tends to beriddled with such conditioning.Normally answers are not available to the person doing the test. I have made themaccessible so one can be aware of the test's shortcomings, and also hopefully in theprocess become more aware of one's own fixed or limited beliefs, as well as fearsand neuroses - as well as how one is likely to compare to the average guy down
The idea is to expose fixed and conditioned ways of thinking, feeling andbehaving, not to indicate that any particular way is right or better than another.The questions can expose ways in which you are a stereotyped product of yourculture, more liberated than the norm or more neurotic than the norm, or justdifferent - the interpretation is up to you, the more honest the better!When you have completed scoring the questionnaire, a picture will emerge from
the high or low scoring traits - it is up to you to make what you will of this
picture, perhaps learn some lessons, decide to do something about what you find,or be happy you are the way you are. Some notes on overall interpretation areincluded in Appendix 2.