The Internet is rife with personality tests claiming to inform participants about themselves on everything from their Myers Briggs personality type to how their pizza topping preferences will affect how many children they have. There's even a Buzzfeed quiz to determine which BuzzFeed quiz you are!
But not all quizzes are created equal. Many of these self-reporting questionnaires are plagued with problems that make the science behind them dubious at best. A newly published paper in the journal Personality and Individual Differences suggests that immersing test-takers in a role-playing game may overcome some of those issues.