Answering the hiring question with psychological testing


I have strange and peculiar thoughts: Yes or No.

I am worried about getting germs from doorknobs: Yes or No.

Those were two of the hundreds of questions I had to answer back in 1977 as part of a psychological test designed to see if I was suitable for the junior magazine-editing job I was applying for at a big Canadian publishing company. I guess I answered the right way, because I got the job – my first full-time position.

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