Taking personality tests doesn’t mean you’re going to have to tick boxes in a magazine on the weekend or that you must immediately register for a skills assessment to answer multiple questions.
In between these two extremes, there are plenty of personality tests, which will help you get to know yourself better. And therefore, to better advance on your life path.
Here is a selection of the best personality tests you can take.
The MBTI Test
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) test is particularly well known and used in the professional world, especially in recruitment. It was developed in the early 1960s by Isabel Briggs Myer and her mother Katherine Cook Briggs. It is based on the work of Carl Jung, and it is estimated that around 2 million people take it each year.
You will have to position yourself about a series of affirmations, aimed at establishing your reactions and your usual behaviors. The most comprehensive test consists of 92 questions and a two-hour interview. But you can also take it online, especially on this site.
After answering the questions, you will be linked to a typical psychological profile. You will see if you are more introverted or extroverted if you trust your senses or your intuition, logic, or your feelings.
A panel of sixteen profiles exists, which are the researcher, the organizer, the entrepreneur, the inventor, the idealist, the psychologist, the advisor, the facilitator, the craftsman, the administrator, the promoter, the manager, the artist, the protector, the actor, the bon vivant.
This test helps you better understand what motivates you and how you function.
DISC is the result of the work of American psychologist William Marston.
He was an atypical personality for his time: he was the creator of Wonder Woman and the lie detector, with his wife. He was interested in the emotions and behaviors of “normal” people, while psychologists of that time focused on patients with pathologies.
However, it was W. Clarke who developed the test in the 1950s, then J. Geier in the 1970s learned about ten behaviors from it.
Managers who know that everyone is managed differently use DISC. Companies use it for its simplicity and practicality. Individually, he is very enlightening in understanding his attitudes or those of certain colleagues and thus works better together.
Difficult Person Test
Many experts around the world have done research to determine how difficult people’s personalities are. One such person is Chelsea Sleep who along with her team at the University of Georgia came up with a standardized assessment called the difficult person test, which is available on IDRlabs.
This test has a straightforward format. 35 questions are based on various facets of your personality. Furthermore, there are just two possible responses to each question: Agree or Disagree. You must read the question and choose an answer based on your point of view. The test will give you a score once you’ve answered all 35 questions.
Best of all, the test is free to take.
The HEXACO personality test
From Canada, this test is in line with the models of the 5 major personality factors. This test, initiated in 2004 by Michael C. Ashton and Kibeom Lee, was updated in 2009. It, therefore, incorporates the latest research in personality psychology.
It checks how you rank about six factors, or dimensions: Honesty-humility, Emotivity, Extraversion, Agreeableness , Conscientiousness and the Opening to experience.
Here too, you can take it online, through a series of 100 questions. The result will then show your positioning on 25 personality facets.
The ENPersonnality test
This exclusively online personality test is intended to be a mix between the MBTI and the work of Carl Jung. But it is aimed primarily at women of the millennial generation. It focuses its results on today’s world, which makes it particularly popular.
This test is mostly fun and easy to take, which has contributed to its popularity. He succeeds in exposing certain truths about your strengths and weaknesses that can help you in your daily life as in your career.
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