Sorry to hear of the situation. It sounds like you have scored too high on MMPI 2 'F scale'. The F Scale is built in to the MMPI 2 and is used to detect attempts at "faking good" or "faking bad." Essentially, people who score high on this test are trying to appear better or worse than they really are. This scale asks questions designed to determine if test-takers are contradicting themselves in their responses.
However, the F scale (& the MMPI 2 for that matter) is not perfect. The F scale is designed to identify people who are ' faking' but that doesn't mean that it always works the way it was intended. Sometimes people who are in fact trying to 'fake' will not be detected by the scale and sometimes people who aren't will be. The scale is regarded as being a reasonably reliable tool....but not perfect.
So, if you don't believe you were trying to 'sound better than you are' then you should ask for a retest. It is entirely possible that your score on this scale represents a measurement error and therefore they should be willing to offer a second testing session if you challenge the result.
Regardless of answering too good or too bad do you think your answers were consistent with each other?
Well like I said I have appeal it and taken it 3 more times and I heard back from 1 and I failed again! It said that my MMPI resaults are not matching my profile. I still havent heard nothing yet from the other 2. I have to pass two for me to get in. Is it because am hispanic and maybe am not understanding the question but I really don't think I am. I think I understand each question but I really dont understand what am doing wrong! here my resaults i took online
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I do apologize. For some reason I only received the first few sentences of your question and didn't see your mention of having taken it three times.
I believe there may be other experts here that will be better placed to review your specific scores and so I'd like to offer to opt out of this question and leave it open for one of them to advise you further. Shall I opt out?
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Hello! Please remember that my response is for information only, we are not establishing a therapeutic relationship.
It looks like they might be concerned about your S scale. Your T score on the S (stands for Superlative Self Presentation) was a 72, which in a range of 70-74, "may" be indicative of an invalid profile. However, a high S is usually looked at in conjunction with a high TRIN, and your TRIN is within the normal range.
The S scale looks at 5 factors: 1. Belief in human goodness 2. Serenity, 3. Contentment with life, 4. Patience and denial of irritability and anger 5. Denial of moral flaws.A high S usually indicates defensiveness, underreporting, and an attempt to proclaim an overly positive presentation.
You do have a high K as well (67) which K looks at the tendency to control and limit disclosure of distress, discomfort, and problems relating to others, denying problems,reluctant to admit symptoms; more sophisticated/subtle defensiveness.
But again, a high TRIN would give much more support to an invalid profile, and you don't have that. Your K is significant, but it's at the low end of significance, where most college graduates score.
Your scale 4 (PD) is significantly elevated (67) --and I'm wondering if that's what they mean by you "not matching your profile" --Do you mean that they said that your validity scores don't match your profile? It could be that because you look defensive in your answers (based on the S and K scales) that they believe that your PD is actually suppressed --that's just a theory ---
I've seen people get rejected from Police Depts. for a high PD before.
The PD scale has to do with issues with authority, family discord, social and societal alienation.
Upon examining your sub-scores of the overall PD scale, you only had one elevation on the 5 subscores which was:
Pd2-Authority problems: (77)
resentment of societal and parental standards and
customs, definite opinions about what's right/wrong, stand up for own beliefs, admit to having been in trouble in school or with law.
All of the other 4 subscales were within the normal range.
I am wondering 2 things:
1. Are you a religious person? Religious people often look more defensive than other people.
2. If yes, I'm wondering if that in combination with your past history of getting in trouble with the law has caused the elevation on PD2 as well as the validity scales.
I don't see how re-taking the test is helpful --especially three times! Unless you were misunderstanding the questions (which you say you weren't) that's not going to help -
I've done some "re-evaluations" for some candidates where I got to do a more complete evaluation and write my opinion about their MMPI2 results. Do you have that option?
I recommend that you ask for it. If another Psychologist can do a more thorough evaluation and see if there are reasonable explanations for your score elevations.
I hope that helps --and I too am sorry that you are experiencing this block to your career goals.