Personality assessments are educational and fun — but let me tell you, my eyes are crossed after having picked through hundreds of questions to bring you the best seven for the weekly roundup. You could say my inner self and I have really gotten to know each other lately.
Any one of these would be suitable to do by yourself or as a work group to build team appreciation for diversity.
Eerily Accurate Personality Test (seriously – that’s what it’s called) — I enjoyed this one the most. There are 120 questions so make sure you have about 10 minutes to go through them all. It asks you to enter a name, country, age and gender. You can have your results emailed to you, or if you prefer not to provide an email address, select ‘save results on this computer.’ I regret not having mine emailed to me. There are also functions to create an infographic which can be shared to Facebook and Pinterest — which could be fun if you wanted to encourage friends to do it and then compare results. http://www.learnmyself.com/
Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale — You will not be asked for your name or an email address, however you will have to fill in your gender and age as the results are saved as part of a research project. http://personality-testing.info/tests/RSE.php
Big 5 Personality Test — 50 questions exploring the five traits of Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Agreeableness and Openness (those are considered the big 5). http://personality-testing.info/tests/BIG5.php
Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) — This is a 36-question sampler. Scroll down on the landing page and you’ll see the beginning of the assessment. Once you get your results, be sure the print the page as you won’t be able to return to the results. http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/dis_sample_36.asp#.Un6KA_mUHbM
Personality and Memories — To begin the assessment, you’ll have to provide some personal information. None of it is identifiable (age, marital status, ethnicity) unless you choose the optional registration at the end of the assessment. It starts out with the usual kind of questions, but then your memory gets tested. Parts of this assessment are timed, so you’ll want to be undisturbed while you do it. http://www.personalityassessor.com/memory/
IQ Test — I don’t know how serious the results are but it was fun to go through. This one takes a lot longer than the others to complete. At the end, it will force you to provide your email address in order to get the results. http://www.funeducation.com/Tests/IQTest/TakeTest.aspx
DISC Personality Testing — DISC stands for Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Caution (or compliance). The assessment is interesting although this site has the most obnoxious popups and hoops to go through to actually get the assessment done. To start, click the button on the left for the free assessment, or the one on the right for a more in-depth assessment ($29). You have to input a first and last name. I tried to use initials but it wouldn’t let me. 12 questions total. You can read your results on the screen, or click the ‘register’ button to provide your name and email address. http://discpersonalitytesting.com/
Let me know what you think if you try any of them.