Millon® Adolescent Personality Inventory
Overview: Assessment of adolescent personality characteristics
Age Range: 13-18
Reading Level: 6th Grade
Other Languages: Spanish
Administration: Paper-and-pencil, computer or online administration
Completion Time: 20–30 minutes (150 true/false items)
Scores/Interpretation: Outpatient, inpatient, and normal adolescents
Scoring Options: Q-global™ web based, Q Local™ Software, or Mail-in Scoring
Report Options: Interpretive Report
For use with both typical and troubled teens.
The Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (MAPI) is normed on both normal adolescents and adolescent patients. The inventory outlines three distinct scale dimensions: personality styles, expressed concerns, and behavioral patterns.
How to Use This Test
The MAPI can be used for diagnosis and treatment planning in clinical, correctional, and educational settings by psychologists, psychiatrists, and school counselors, as well as other mental health and guidance professionals.
- Most adolescents can complete the test in 20–30 minutes, helping to reduce resistance to test-taking.
- Scales help evaluate adolescent expressed concerns, personality styles, and coping patterns to help select the best approach to treatment and identify behavior patterns and issue that may need further exploration during therapy.
1 - Introversive
2 - Inhibited
3 - Cooperative
4 - Sociable
5 - Confident
6 - Forceful
7 - Respectful
8 - Sensitive
A - Self-Concept
B - Personal Esteem
C - Body Comfort
D - Sexual Acceptance
E - Peer Security
F - Social Tolerance
G - Family Rapport
H - Academic Confidence
SS - Impulse Control
TT - Social Conformity
UU - Scholastic Achievement
WW - Attendance Consistency
Normative date includes 430 adolescents involved in inpatient or outpatient psychological assessment or psychotherapy as well as 2,157 normal adolescents representing various socioeconomic levels.
The report provides a graphic profile of test scores and a narrative interpretation of the adolescent's personality and behavior patterns plus issues of concern.
Scoring and/or Reporting Options
Q-global™ Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting – Enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organize examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports all via the Web.
Q Local™ Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.
Mail-in Scoring Service - Specially designed answer sheets are mailed to Pearson for processing within 24–48 hours of receipt; results returned via regular mail.
Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.
What are the main differences between the MAPI and the MACI tests?
The MACI test was specifically designed to evaluate adolescents with clinical symptoms, and the normative population consists of adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. The MAPI test was designed to identify adolescent personality characteristics and was normed primarily on individuals in settings where clinical problems were not assumed.
The MACI test was published after the MAPI and is correlated with the more-recent version of the DSM, the DSM-IV®. The MAPI test is correlated with the DSM-III-R™.
The MACI test includes Clinical Syndromes scales. The MAPI test includes a Behavioral Correlates section
Is the MAPI instrument appropriate for use with normal adolescents?
Yes. Eighty-three percent of the normative population is junior and senior high school students in public and parochial settings.
Will recording the wrong sex make a difference on the profile?
Yes, because the MAPI instrument has separate male and female norms.
Will recording the wrong age make a difference on the profile?
Yes. There are two age ranges in the normative group, 13–15 and 16–18. Each age range has its own set of male and female norms. If the age falls outside of the relevant age range, the program will default to the norms closest to the client's recorded age. If the age is omitted, the default is 13–15.
How can a MAPI instrument be invalid if there are less that 10 omissions?
Check Scales 21 (Reliability) and 22 (Validity). If the client answered True to two or more items from Scale 21 or one from Scale 22, the report is invalid. Or if the client answered True to two or more items on Scale 22, the report is invalid.
Why is the MAPI instrument invalid because Scales 1–8 are all less than 64 BR?
These scores indicate that the adolescent responded to the items with a consistent pattern of nondisclosure. The presence of defensiveness or denial should be evaluated. It is also possible, but very unlikely, that the adolescent is being honest and does not have anything significant to report.