If you want to learn more about and understand yourself, there are personality tests you can take online. Some are just for fun and not to be taken too seriously, while others are long established systems used in commercial human resource settings. Personality tests – even fun ones – can give you insights into your character, how you interact with other people and help you understand what makes you tick. Here are some personality tests you can take online.
This is one of the most accurate online personality tests I have come across, which is quite surprising. The premise is that by selecting colors which you feel most attracted to, you will reveal parts of your subconscious personality which you may not have been in-tune with. It sounds silly, but before you dismiss the idea, give it a go and see what results you get.
2. Myers-Briggs Typology Test
The Keirsey test is one of the most popular online Myers-Briggs tests, and works based around the 16 types of personality. These free online versions are fairly accurate, asking questions about how you view yourself and the people around you, to place you into a personality type. There are 2 types of 4 main personalities: extroverted and introverted, sensing and intuition, thinking and feeling, and judging and perceiving. The idea is that based on these questions, you are assigned one of the 2 types for each of the personalities. There are paid versions which are becoming more popular, but the free website above is adequate for most people.
3. Emotional Intelligence
This online personality quiz was designed by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. It uses facial recognition, showing a series of 20 images; you have to select an emotion which you feel is being displayed in the photo, to demonstrate emotional awareness. It should be noted that scoring low on this quiz does not mean you aren’t emotionally intelligent – it can simply mean that this particular type of quiz wasn’t suited to you.
4. The Love Quiz
The question of whether we are in love has plagued society for generations. How do we know if what we are feeling is love? Is love real? Well some scientists at the University of Maryland think that they have pinpointed the questions we need to ask ourselves to work out if what we are feeling truly is love. Take the test and see – if you want to know that is!
5. Nerd Quiz
The word “nerd” has changed over the years. It was once a stigma which we tried to shake, but today you see the word plastered across merchandise in stores around the country. This is one of the online personality tests which may mean absolutely nothing, but can give an interesting insight into whether we see ourselves as self-proclaimed nerds; do you deserve your nerd badge?
6. Mental Health Assessment
When you started to read this blog you might have thought that it’d be all about asking who your favorite superhero is, or where you see yourself in a decade’s time. However there are deeper, more important questions we need to ask ourselves, and these questions have started to be considered in the format of online quizzes. This mental health quiz can help you to come to terms with your own personality, and provisionally determine if there are any underlying issues you are facing in your life. If you have 10 minutes to spare at lunch today, take this quiz and see what you find out about yourself.
7. Are You Mindful?
This is a quick series of 8 questions designed to calculate whether or not you are mindful. If you notice that at a business meeting you can’t remember anyone’s name after having been introduced, or just find your mind aimlessly wandering rather than listening to what someone has been saying, you might not be as mindful as you should. Take this quiz and see if you need to work on paying attention more to the people around you.
Are you going to try some of these online personality tests? What do you think you’d like to understand most about yourself?