Dianetics Testing Center

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The above image was printed by the Dianetics Testing Center. Enclosed is a personality test, which would be filled out and sent to the center. The pamphlet presents itself as a scientific test to determine your personality and areas in which you could use improvement.

“Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body which was created by L. Ron Hubbard and is practiced by followers of Scientology and separate independent Dianeticist groups.”[1]

Personality tests continue to be commonly used as a means of recruitment by Scientologists. The idea is that you would fill out the test and then receive scientific data describing your personality and then by becoming a Scientologist you would be helped on the path the self-improvement. Although it is hard to tell from this printing, I believe this test is from the 1980s.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianetics