In my opinion, the projective tests are probably the most accurate due to the subconscious answers to questions. There are no outside influences to muddy the results. However, I personally prefer the objective test because it allowed me to find out more about myself, as well as trusting the conclusion because my responses came from within. Although a projective test is probably a better method, a person may feel inadequate about the results based on his or her confusion about said method (Morris & Maisto, 2002).
The personal interview test is based on humanistic theories. There is a lack of scientific evidence and it is beneficial in helping a person to achieve self-acceptance. The observation test is based on social learning, because it is based on observing behavior that a person is unconsciously unaware that he or she possesses. Objective tests are based on trait theories because this theory suggests that people judge their own behavior in an effort to measure their excellence. Projective tests are based on psychodynamic theories because inkblot tests that involve no outside influences are an effective scientific method for measuring personality information (Morris & Maisto, 2002).
Personal interview type tests have the strengths of allowing a test subject to get in touch with his or her inner-through thoughts and feelings that can provide for inner growth. The weakness of this method is that a subject may have chosen to repress certain details of his or her life that may affect the overall test itself. Observations allow a very clear picture of a person in his or her environments, which is a true strength. The weaknesses to this type of test are that a person may be projecting a false view of him or herself to the test persons. Another weakness is that the test persons due to a misunderstanding may misinterpret the results (Morris & Maisto, 2002).