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a character evaluation tool which generally contains a sequence of statements covering multiple different characteristics and behavioral trends to which the involved party reacts by fixed responses, like false, true, never, sometimes, often, or always. The scoring of these examinations are objective, and the results are perceived in accordance with standardized norms.

PERSONALITY INVENTORY: "The team will use a set of personality inventories this afternoon to kick off the experiment."

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