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The Millon Index of Personality Styles Revised test (MIPS) provides an evaluation that of normal personality. The MIPS Revised instrument addresses three key dimensions of normal personalities:
- Motivating Styles, which helps to assess the person's emotional style in dealing with his/her environment;
- Thinking Styles, which helps to examine the person's mode of cognitive processing; and
- Behaving Styles, which helps to assess the person's way of interrelating with others.
This test offers a tool to help professionals assist ostensibly normally functioning adults who may be experiencing difficulties in work, family or social relationships. It may also be helpful in career counseling or employment settings. In addition, the test's Clinical Index is useful in helping to screen for the possible presence of mental disorders in persons who present as normal.
- Developed by Dr. Millon in 1994 and revised in 2003, the MIPS Revised test has strong theoretical and practical backing.
- Scale names and the profile display have been updated to provide administrators with better information for interpreting test results.
- With only 180 true/false items, the test can be completed in less than 30 minutes on average.
- While clinically and theoretically grounded, the MIPS Revised test does not require administration by an advanced-degreed professional.
1A - Pleasure-Enhancing 1B - Pain-Avoiding 2A - Actively Modifying 2B - Passively Accommodating 3A - Self-Indulging 3B - Other-Nurturing
4A - Externally Focused 4B - Internally Focused 5A - Realistic/Sensing 5B - Imaginative/Intuiting 6A - Thought-Guided 6B - Feeling-Guided 7A - Conservation-Seeking 7B - Innovation-Seeking
8A - Asocial/Withdrawing 8B - Gregarious/Outgoing 9A - Anxious/Hesitating 9B - Confident/Asserting 10A - Unconventional/Dissenting 10B - Dutiful/Conforming 11A - Submissive/Yielding 11B - Dominant/Controlling 12A - Dissatisfied/Complaining 12B - Cooperative/Agreeing
Positive Impression Negative Impression Consistency Clinical Index
The MIPS Revised test offers separate norms for adults and college students, and for both separate and combined genders.
The adult sample consisted of 1,000 individuals (500 females, 500 males) between the ages of 18 and 65, stratified according to the U.S. population by age, race/ethnicity, and education level.
The college sample consisted of 1,600 students (800 males, 800 females), selected from 14 colleges and universities to be representative of a college student population in terms of ethnicity, age, year in school, major area of study, region of the county, and type of institution.
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