My twenties have been spent learning a lot about myself. One fun way I like to help that process along is to take personality tests.
Why is it important to know yourself? There are a multitude of reasons. You can learn what you value, how you want to spend your time, what makes you happy, what your best work environment is, what kind of people make you feel alive and what kind of people suck the life out of you…
Plus they’re just kind of fun!
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Here are a few personality tests I’ve taken that have helped me learn a bit more about myself:
Let’s get this guy out of the way. You’ve probably at least heard of this one. The Meyers-Briggs personality test measures 4 things: whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, if you’re a big-picture or detail-oriented person, if you make decisions based predominantly on logic and fact or on the feelings of those around you, and how you feel about decision-making. These four personality points are measured on a scale, rather than as a yes/no system.
This one’s a little off the beaten path, but it’s fun. The test is meant to tell you what your basic drive is – power, relationships, fun, or peace-making. Here’s the test.
The 5 Love Languages
This test knows what’s what. When I got my results, I though it was exactly right.
The premise of this personality test is that there are 5 love language, or 5 ways to show and receive love. They are quality time, physical touch, acts of service, words of affirmation, and gifts. The test tells you which love language you respond to the most, so if your highest percentage love language is quality time, you like to show and receive love by spending time with the people you love with no distractions.
Via Institute Character Quiz
This test has a handful of values and traits and lists them in order of your priority. Some traits are kindness, spirituality, power, generosity, honesty, etc. It’s kind of cool to see how right it feels. Try it here.
The Four Tendencies
I’ve had people say I should be an ambassador for this system because I can’t stop talking about it! The Four Tendencies tells you how you respond to outer expectations (your boss, your doctor, etc) and inner expectations (I want to lose weight, I want create this habit). It sounds simple enough, but it is also so eye-opening! Once you know your tendency and how you respond to expectations, you are then better able to set yourself up for success when trying to build habits or be more productive.
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I haven’t looked much into this one yet, but it sounds very interesting! Can anybody shed some light on this personality test for me?
Are there any other personality tests worth looking into?
Enjoy your journey!