Natalie Dainesi

Intern at UpStreet

Find Out More About Yourself

Want to learn more about yourself in a unique, accessible way? 

Personality tests are a fun, interactive way to learn about yourself and embark on a journey of self discovery. Currently, there is a wide variety of personality tests available. These tests range anywhere from self-report tests available online, meant for the everyday individual to take, to tests that are available for medical professionals. For example, some tests such as the MMPI and Rorschach personality tests, are used in clinical settings for psychologists to get better insight into their client’s personality. Listed below are two personality tests that are available for personal use and meant for leisure and self discovery. 

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One popular personality test is The Enneagram Personality Test. This test is free, available online, and will reveal your personality based off a bank of nine personality types: Type One- Perfectionist, Type Two- Advisor, Type Three- Achiever, Type Four- Individualist, Type Five- Thinker, Type Six- Guardian, Type Seven- Optimist, Type Eight- Challenger, Type Nine- Mediator (Refer to picture above).This test takes around 5-10 minutes to complete. Once the test is completed, the website offers descriptions of your results including strengths and weaknesses for your particular enneagram personality type. 

 

Link to the test: https://www.truity.com/test/enneagram-personality-test

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Another useful personality test is the Myers & Briggs test. This test will result in one of sixteen personalities and is geared toward revealing personal strengths. This test can be useful for figuring out possible career choices and learning more about how to apply your strengths to the everyday world. The Myers & Briggs personality test has been highly researched and reviewed for validity and reliability. Yet, it is important to remember that inaccurate responses can still occur. Lastly, this test is a bit on the longer side, with 130 questions. It will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  

Link to the test: https://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-personality-test-new

Remember when taking these tests that they are not mental health evaluations! They are simply a way to gain deeper insight into your own self, including your strengths and weaknesses. In addition, no one personality test is accurate for everyone!