1. Myers-Briggs: This is a very popular personality test that is used by many professionals/employers during the hiring process. The goal while developing this test was to conduct a psychological assessment of potential candidates, to determine if they’d be a good cultural fit for the organization, and to gather an insight into their how they approach various real-life situations. The results are used as an indicative of reliability, professionalism, ability to work under pressure, and other personality traits.
The reason most choose the MBTI instrument to discover personality type is that hundreds of studies over the past 40 years have proven the instrument to be both valid and reliable. In other words, it measures what it says it does (validity) and produces the same results when given more than once (reliability). When you want an accurate profile of your personality type, ask if the instrument you plan to use has been validated.
The theory of psychological type was introduced in the 1920s by Carl G. Jung. The MBTI tool was developed in the 1940s by Isabel Briggs Myers and the original research was done in the 1940s and ’50s.
There are five personality aspects that, when combined, define the personality type: Mind, Energy, Nature, Tactics and Identity. Each of these aspects should be seen as a two-sided continuum, with the “neutral” option placed in the middle.
There were four possible pairs of personality traits:
– Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E)
– Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
– Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
– Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
This test is extremely similar to Myers Brigg’s, but come with less questions, hence is not very time consuming.
3. Truity Temperament Test:
Are you a Preserver, a Responder, a Theorist or an Empath? Discover your fundamental approach to the world around you and unlock the secrets of your temperament type.
Temperament is a key component of personality, first described by David Keirsey and based on the theories of Isabel Briggs Myers. Your temperament type helps you to understand your values, your motivations, and how you appear to others.
So which of the four temperaments are you? Take this test to discover your temperament type.
About Truity: Truity started as a community laboratory where visitors could take free tests and quizzes to learn more about themselves, and where one could gather data that would help publish interesting research and develop robust, professional-level assessment tools. It is a California-based publisher of personality and career assessments.