Between posting here, bidding on eBay and listening to some music, I'm also trying to fill out a carefully-crafted questionnaire (obviously giving it my full attention) that is supposed to assess the leadership qualities of my team-leader. Many of the multi-choice answers have such a subtle variance I'm having problems with it -- I guess that's deliberate to ensure a considered response. I've been toying with it on and off for most of the day... Although strictly speaking not psychometric, it still bugs me having to spend a few hours on this nightmare of Dilbert-like proportions. A friend of mine recently didn't get to interview stage for a job after sitting a test that was meant to measure her capabilities and emotional intelligence, even though I thought she would have been an ideal candidate. Has anyone else here had any experiences of giving or receiving psychometric tests? What value do you think they have, if any?