The Civil Service still uses the system today both in recruiting and to help its managers find the best way to manage their staff according to their psychometric profiles.
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Psychometric testing dating
And now the internet offers an even more scientific way to narrow down the chances of finding someone special, because over the past year a number of online dating sites have launched psychometric testing - using psychological questionnaires to identify compatible partners.
Intrigued, I discovered that all now offer this service which promises to match you with your perfect partner on a more scientific and accurate level than a just shared love of pizza or poetry.
In fact, the online dating industry in the UK is booming, valued at £80million last year.
By 2010, there will be an estimated 16million single men and women in the UK.
Dating is introducing psychometric testing as part of new service that aims to help users find more compatible matches.
Dating Direct Affinity will offer relationship counselling to users in a bid to help new relationships bloom.
The launch follows calls from users to display more accurate matches in weekly emails.
Alistair Shrimpton, Dating Direct.com’s managing director, says: “Thousands of our members asked us to develop a new online service whereby only highly compatible singles are presented to them.
'Psychometric assessment allows us to take the pool of all potential partners, narrow it down and introduce only those you're highly compatible with,' says Dr Gian Gonzaga, a senior research scientist at Developed in the early 20th century by scientists, these tests are detailed questions assessing your intellect, personality traits and knowledge.
They were used to recruit spies by the British during World War II and were then later taken up by the CIA.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...