Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Personality assessments will give you a better grasp on what it means to be you as well as how you think, feel and interpret the world. Perhaps most importantly, these assessments shed light on why you are the way you are and how that can use your qualities to your advantage in the world. Many workplaces now distribute various forms of personality assessments in order for the leadership to better understand their teams.
Popular examples of these assessments include the Myers-Briggs test, the Big Five personality test and Enneagram test.
The Myers-Briggs personality test uses four dichotomies – extraversion/introversion, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling and judging/perceiving – to group participants into one of 16 different personality types. The Enneagram assessment sorts participants into one of nine personality types based on their differences in thinking, handling and feeling. The Big Five personality test scores respondents high, low or somewhere between based on five personality traits – openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.
One important note about all personality assessments – there are no incorrect answers, and there certainly are no “right” or “wrong” personality types. Everyone has their own unique qualities, and that’s what makes you, well, you! The goal of these tests is to provide insights and understanding into who you are so you can thrive in the workplace and in life in general.