College Boards Use Personality Tests to Probe Minds of Would-Be Presidents

Hiring a new president is typically the weightiest decision a college board ever makes, and some trustees are going to new lengths to explore the depths of a candidate's psyche before making an offer.

In addition to hours of interviews, some would-be college presidents can now expect to take personality tests designed to measure their innate strengths and weaknesses.

Is the president a grouse or a softy? A diplomat or a daredevil? An extrovert or a wallflower? Such questions