Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


This project attempts to answer the question of whether or not there is a correlation between personality and intelligence. We will investigate this question by using two prominent tests: the MBTI for a person's personality preference and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities as an intelligence measure. This study focuses on the analysis of a sample of 34 people who took both measures over the past three years. Their performance scores on these tests were used to create a data base and correlation analyses. These analyses allowed us to test our own hypostheses to determine which dimensions of the two measures would be related to one another. Analyses showed that more than half of the WJ tests had at least one personality trait correlation indicating a relationship between intelligence and personality.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies