If you guys haven’t listened to the latest VE Podcast yet, seriously do it now. It was an extremely fascinating interview with Dr. Motley, a chiropractic physician who uses the Enneagram personality test to diagnose some of his patients. You can listen to that podcast here.
I personally have always been very into personality tests and find them very helpful in learning about myself, learning how to deal with others and for all of my relationships (work, friends, love). If you are new to the personality test world or just also have a love for them like I do, check out my favorites below. I LOVE talking about this stuff, so comment below with any interesting findings.
For a little more info about me, I’m a 2 on the Enneagram, and INFP/ENFP (the E and the I vary for me), a golden retriever and Empathy is my number one strength.What are you???
The Enneagram is a powerful system for understanding Human Nature. Like other personality type systems, the Enneagram describes different groups of behaviors and characteristic tendencies of people. It goes deep into our personality, describing the unconscious motivations underlying our behavior. These motivations describe why we think, feel, and act the way we do.
The nine personality types are arranged around a circle, grouping similar types next to one another. Further relationships between types are represented by connecting lines across the circle. The resulting geometric figure is known as the Enneagram.
Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
Perhaps the best-known is the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). The MBTI is intended to assess how you work, learn, and communicate by measuring preferences regarding four primary factors:
1. How we receive energy
2. How we take in information
3. How we make decisions
4. How we organize our world’
Your type is determined by how you answer a series of questions, and your results will include an assignment of a four-letter type to describe your personality. The letters indicate personality traits in four different dichotomies: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving.
*Find out your four-letter type here.
Which Animal Are You – The 5 minute Personality Test
This test is a tool which helps in understanding strengths, weaknesses and natural inclinations. This test helps in determining how a person responds naturally towards human interaction in both life and work situations. The higher you score in a given column, the more strongly you will possess that particular personality trait. Gary Smalley has characterized personality traits in for aspects and explains them through animals – Lions, Otter, Golden Retrievers and Beavers (L, O, G, and B). Each of these four traits comprises of strengths and weaknesses. This test does not reveal anything right or wrong. It is rather a continuum and an explanation as to how naturally you will act in the ways that are specific to that type of personality.
*Discover which of the four animals you most identify with here.
Who Am I
The “Who Am I” Visual DNA test is also one of the most fun and useful personality tests you’ll come across. Formatted less like question-and-answer and more like a “pick a photo that you think is pretty” system, it’ll show how your character defines your outlook on and approach to life.
*Take the free Who AM I test here.
The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment helps identify the areas where you (or team if being used in that context) have the greatest potential for building strength. It measures recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior. It is often used in businesses to help build high functioning teams and maximize individuals potentials. Understand how your talents work with others by looking at 34 strengths here.
*Take the test here.