Definitions for ipsative
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denoting a measure that forces an individual to choose among multiple desirable options.
Myers-Briggs uses ipsative measures, whereas the Five-Factor Model uses normative measures.
comparing a measure of an individual against that individual's previous assessments.
Origin: From ipse
Ipsative is a descriptor used in psychology to indicate a specific type of measure in which respondents compare two or more desirable options and pick the one that is most preferred. This is contrasted with measures that use Likert-type scales, in which respondents choose the score which best represents the degree to which they agree with a given statement. "Ipsative Comparisons" are also sometimes used in standardized testing to compare significant differences in subtest scores.
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