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WHAT IS YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE?

#1 WHAT IS A PERSONALITY TEST?

 

A personality test is a tool used to assess human personality. Personality testing and evaluation are methods used to gauge the recurring patterns of qualities that people display in different contexts. Personality assessments can be used to guide therapeutic activities, clarify clinical diagnoses, and anticipate how individuals will react in certain scenarios.

Numerous factors make personality assessments valuable. You may learn and understand your skills and limitations by taking these tests to help you discover more about yourself. Despite the fact that each personality test is unique, finding out that you may score well on a particular attribute might provide you more understanding of your own behavioural tendencies.

#2 WHAT ARE THE FAMOUS PERSONALITY TESTS?

The Holland Codes (RIASEC)

The term Holland Code, Holland Codes and abbreviation RIASEC refer to John Holland's six personality types:

Realistic (R)

Investigative (I)

Artistic (A)

Social (S)

Enterprising (E)

Conventional (C)

According to Holland’s Theory of Career Choice, choosing work or an education program environment that matches, or is similar to your personality, will most likely lead to success and satisfaction. 

How does this test help?


You can take this free 10-minute test to answer questions about your preferences for various tasks. Your results for the test will show your scores for each personality type; and you should concentrate on your top three personality types (e.g. Investigative-Artistic-Social, Conventional-Realistic-Investigative).

Note: Would you like to learn more about Holland Codes (RIASEC)? You can DOWNLOAD the test and the explanation.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

A self-report questionnaire called the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is used to determine a person's personality type, strengths, and preferences. Based on their research into Carl Jung's idea of personality types, Isabel Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs created the questionnaire. One of the most popular psychological tests in use today is the MBTI inventory.

Based on the answers to the questions on the inventory, you will be identified as having one of 16 personality types. The goal of the MBTI is to allow respondents to further explore and understand their own personalities including their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, possible career preferences, and compatibility with other people. 

 

Based on this key insight, the test categorises people into 16 different personality types made up of 4 of these ‘preferences’.

What are the preferences?

  • Introversion vs. Extraversion (I/E): Whether you would rather spend your time alone or surrounded by others

  • Sensing vs. Intuition (S/N): Whether you prefer to process information with your senses or through a more abstract level of thinking

  • Thinking vs. Feeling (T/F): Whether you usually make decisions with your head or your heart

  • Judging vs. Perceiving (J/P): Whether you prefer structure or flexibility

How does this test help?

This free 15-minute test requires you to select the word that best defines you from a pair of polar opposite attributes. Your responses will reflect your 'preferences' based on the four factors that comprise your four-letter personality type. Your personality type is INFJ, for example, if your results suggest that you have a tendency for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging.

#3 ARE THERE ANY TIPS FOR TAKING A PERSONALITY TEST?

There is no way to prepare for a personality test, but there are some things that you can do to make sure that your results are the best reflection of your personality: