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Find Your Career in the Church -- The Scientific Way

January 2003By Anonymous

Anonymous is a priest who is very familiar with the contemporary Catholic scene in America.

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is a long-standing psychological instrument used to identify personality types. It is often administered to prospective employees by business, government -- and the Church -- as a screening device. The MMPI lists a series of statements, and the applicant must indicate whether the statements apply to him or not. Many adult professionals may be familiar with the test.

Have you ever wondered how the MMPI categorizes people? I have broken the code! If you are correctly identified by the following assertions (which are actual statements taken from the "Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory" by Hathaway and McKinley, Group Form Test Booklet), you are a good candidate for the following positions:



Vocations Director:

22. At times I have fits of laughing and crying that I cannot control.

298. If several people find themselves in trouble, the best thing for them to do is to agree upon a story and stick to it.

284. I am sure I am being talked about.

554. If I were an artist I would like to draw children.

393. Horses that don't pull should be beaten or kicked.

35. If people had not had it in for me I would have been much more successful.


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I find this funny, but not surprising, as it reflects more truth than poetry. Just have a good look at most of our parishes. Aah, the fruits of Vatican II. Posted by: ssoldie
June 09, 2006 09:55 AM EDT
Don't forget the Principal of the school:
234. I enjoy being the boss.
235. I must have order.
236. The pastor doesnít want to deal with the school, so Iím it.
237. No one knows more than me.
Posted by: bbaker
February 27, 2012 06:45 PM EST
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