Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Maybe, you’re a bit of both. Do you have a particular style of communicating with others, a strong presence or an aura that is essentially counterintuitive to your intent or your message. We all want some confirmation or at least honest feedback, from time to time, about who we really are or the person that we convey to others at work or at play.
Do you know yourself as well as you think? How do see yourself in relation to others? It is normal to engage in self-reflection, and affirmation. Are you deemed an average, below average or exceptionally intelligent person? Are you normal? Am I? What’s normal, anyway? Aren’t we in the midst of an ever evolving “new normal”?
If you are anything like me, always seeking new information, self-reflective and introspective, then you’ll certainly gravitate towards a few of these tests….just checking. However, if you are certain and self-confident at every moment of every day, in every aspect of your life, then pass this along to the ‘normal’ people whom you may know.[just kidding!]
Anyway, these tests provide instant results, and they are fun, too. Don’t place too much weight on them, even though they are broadly based and grounded in personality theory and other schools of psychology. Developed by Ph.D. researchers, they are not without some merit, nonetheless. Best of all, they’re available for free…nada, no money, zip, and…all are online.
Here is ten of the many online personality tests that you can take to discover or confirm who you really are, how emotionally intelligent you are, what your leadership style is, or whether your career choice is the perfect match to your personality and leadership style.
Your Personality Type
Based on Carl Jung’s study of psychological traits and the Myers-Briggs test, 16 Personalities covers the “Big Five” personality traits: mind, energy, nature, tactics, and identity. It’ll cover everything from basic qualities to romantic relationships to workplace habits, strengths, and weaknesses.
2. “Who Am I?”
The “Who Am I” Visual DNA test is also quite fun. Formatted less like Q and A and more like a “pick a photo that you think is pretty”, it’ll show how your character defines your outlook on and approach to life.
With Persona Bubble, explore your inner character, such as whether you’re structured or flexible, sensitive or tough-minded, reactive or stable—or somewhere in the middle. You can also see your results in relation to others just like you.
4. Test Color
This two-question exam answers a lot more about who you are than you could possibly realize. By choosing your favorite and least favorite colors, it will tell you about your leadership, management skills, your imagination, and more.
How Smart Are You?
While finding out your IQ is typically something you sit down to take to get a truly accurate measurement of intelligence, there are some fairly reliable resources out there to try for fun and for reference.
The My Personality test utilizes actual brain teasers designed to calculate your IQ—just like the official exams. And, your results can be broken down by your right and left brain.
And, if you feel you’re smart enough to join the oldest and most prestigious IQ society, Mensa International, take this exam and try to score in the 98th percentile. Then you may have some intellectually stimulating discussions afterwards!
Your Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is just as important as IQ!
So what is it? EQ is the ability to process and manage your emotions, as well as understand and influence the emotions of others. Use these online tests to see how you score, and what you should work on to improve.
IHHP asks short, straightforward questions on how you act around others and how you handle certain situations. It’ll not only tell you where you range, but also ways to improve your EQ weak areas.
This test is inspired by Daniel Goleman, psychologist and science journalist for The New York Times, as well as author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, a book discussing the many reasons why EQ shapes who we are. This one presents stories/scenarios and asks you to answer how you’d normally respond in that circumstance.
Your Career Path
Want to know what kinds of positions you’d excel in? Or what skills you need to work on?
Skills You Need covers four major components of interpersonal skills: listening, verbal communication, EQ, and teamwork. Your answers will determine if you’re above, at, or below average, and how to better interact with others.
This in-depth assessment takes you through various career situations, gauging both your skill level and interest. Then, it will provide you with several options for your ultimate career. It might not perfectly describe you, but you might enjoy knowing which jobs are best suited for you.
Last thought: Go ahead and explore, and have some fun. Life is too short, to forget to have some lite, healthy fun and mental exercise!