Popularity Test uses

1. You've learned what traits are really important to others, not just what a test developer or author thinks is important. The best-selling "How to Win Friends and Influence People" suggests smiling and really liking people, which SQ surveys agree are helpful. But that author also recommends listening and not telling others your problems, which SQ surveys indicate have little effect on popularity. See the actual importance of all traits vs popularity for 2437 students in 8 San Francisco Bay Area counties.

2. There is limited usefulness with this (and most psychology tests), because the results are largely dependent on how honest you were in your answers. Often unconsciously, people slant answers towards what makes them look good. This bias can be avoided when results are based on the opinions of others (as with Social Quotient surveys).

3. Even if a test taker answers with totally honesty, there still remains an important question. Do others see you the same way as you see yourself? In matters of popularity, their opinions are much more important than yours. The difficulties in finding out what others really think of us prompted several revealing comments by SQ survey takers.

4. Getting evaluated at work or at school is a way of finding out what one other person truly thinks of you. But how do you know if that one opinion (or even those of several friends) represents what the majority of people think? Now you have a way to find out.

I want to learn how to find out what others honestly think of me - with the news article "Are you social?"

Go to: High School social status - a predictor of one's future job.

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