posted on Oct, 12 2003 @ 10:09 AM
Very interesting... I wonder how long until a DNA sample is evaluated as well, ala Gattaca?
It is interesting to note that the basis for this testing is from the work of Carl Jung, which has been invalidated and abandoned by many
Considering the position as controlling a major media outlet, I wonder if this is geared more towards manipulating and controlling the applicants
thought processes rather than screening (IE, MKULTRA?)
James Murdoch is to be psychometrically tested to see if he has the personality and aptitude to be the next chief executive of British Sky
Broadcasting, the leading satellite television company.
The 30-year-old son of Rupert Murdoch, the publishing magnate who chairs BSkyB, has now formally applied for the CEO job, which has become available
following the decision of Tony Ball to quit. This means he will be interviewed by Spencer Stuart, the headhunters called in by BSkyB to oversee the
appointments process, and will have to undergo pyschometric testing.
"All the candidates will sit a psychometric test, including James," said an executive close to BSkyB.
Many big companies now use these personality, intelligence and aptitude tests to assess candidates for senior positions. Based on the theories of Carl
Jung, the Swiss psychologist, they measure qualities including "neuroticism", agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness and extraversion.