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Posted on Friday, 12th February 2021
You may be studying at University, but you are aiming to enter the working world afterwards. Here we are looking at some of the personality tests out there. These tests are meant to help you work out what sort of job you'd be suited to! However, if as a house you all take the tests, you might find better ways of getting to know each other and delegate the household tasks!
Psychometric testing is the proper names for these tests. They usually start by asking you several questions, to which you respond with self-testing. Based on your responses, they then divide you into personality types.
The most famous is the Myers Briggs or MBTI types. This test is based on the work of Carl Jung and gives you a four-lettered result based on four preference pairs:
So you could be an ENTJ or an ISFP, as there are 16 personality types in the Myers-Briggs results. You can be any combination of those 4 preference pairings. A free test is available here. Companies and particularly blue-chip ones, employ people and place them in positions to capitalize on their Myers-Briggs personality type, rather than on whether you got a 2.1 or a first!
Oscar Ichazo (1931–2020) is the creator of the modern Enneagram, and it is his teachings gave the nine personality types. In 1997 the Enneagram institute was formed to develop it further. The work of Richard Riso and Russ Hudson led to the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) most companies use today. As stated, there are nine personality types:
5 the investigator
6 the loyalist
7 the enthusiast
8 the challenger
9 the peacemaker
Each personality type has 'wings' which influence them and ways of growth and regression. You can take a free test here. The Enneagram is growing in popularity and availability.
The original DiSC assessment was developed in the 1940s, by Clarke, it was built on William Moulton Marston's model of behaviour. In the 70s the model was updated and again in 2013, computors programmes were developed to further tweak the model. It describes four main styles: D, i, S, and C. The D is for Dominance, i is for Influence, S is for Steadiness, and C is for Conscientiousness or Clarity.
You can take a free DiSC test here
If you want to add more tests to your personality picture, then head over to this page. As there are 36 free tests to try out!
Free tests compilations are available at Truity
CrystalKnows can be embedded into your LinkedIn profile. You can then check out others in your network, as it analyses their profile, detailing how you should communicate with them. Superb for approaching possible contacts for your future prospects!
Who knows what you'll find out about each other!
Planning on getting a new apartment together, then why not try these tests before signing the contract!