thinkingBYgirl- I hope you don't mind me echoing the points that you mentioned. I just want to explain it in detail for those who haven't registered and taken the personality test.
Besides for some very basic questions on the registration page (basic Hashkafa: MO, Yeshivish, Chassidish, etc and marital history), the entire test is focused on your personality and temperament. There are no questions that focus on your learning preference in a husband (worker, long vs. short term learner), acceptable smoking or drinking habits (sometimes a deal breaker), or personal structure of priorities (family, social obligations, career, chesed) to list a few.
That being the case, I don’t see how this is much of a help in filtering through hundreds (or thousands) of profiles. There is a lot more to a shidduch than just compatible personalities.
My second issue is the way the questions are written. I don’t see how “visionary vs. administrator”, “soft hearted and caring vs. cool under pressure and level headed”, “emotionally expressive and highly empathic vs. intellectually curious and very interested in intellectual pursuits” are necessarily opposites. I found myself choosing neutral all the time, which hopefully means that I have some balance. The question is, how does the system interpret these responses? I’m not davka “in between” these two extremes, because they aren’t opposites to begin with! In fact, sometimes I thought I was a strong match for both extremes in the question (Ex: emotionally expressive and highly empathic vs. intellectually curious and very interested in intellectual pursuits)
Furthermore, even if the questions are rewritten to reflect two opposite extremes on an issue, how does the program analyze this information to determining compatibility? Is it based on principals like opposites attract? Many people get along best with opposites, but plenty of others work best with personalities similar to theirs. How can the system possibly accurately pair up profiles if it’s built on basic premises that are probably questionable?