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One function of the second paragraph is to
The first paragraph discusses objective tests, which the author thinks often lack validity or even reliability.
The first sentence of the second paragraph criticizes objective tests despite the accolades, or praise, they have received from others.
Although the author does support the use of personality tests in general (as we know from our Initial Reading), the second paragraph does not tell us why this is so, as it discusses the flaws of objective tests.
The first paragraph discusses objective tests, which seem, upon first consideration, to be the most reliable way to assess personality. The second paragraph details the opposite view, but does not ascribe a source for this view (i.e. no "other psychologists think that..."), and can thus be understood as detailing the author's own opinion: that they often lack validity or even reliability.
The second paragraph still discusses objective tests, which were introduced in the first paragraph.