Working Well: Workplace Wellness Initiative
MODULE 2: IDENTITY
SESSION 2: PERSONALITY TESTS
Our second session of this module is all about TESTS!
Many people don't like tests but the ones you'll be taking are the fun kind. Each test (measurement tool) will measure different aspects of your personality in different ways.
Record the results of each test somewhere for you to keep and refer back to from time to time. You don't have to submit any answers to me, but you can share results with someone in your life and talk about it. This session is for you to become more aware of your complexity as a person, which may open up new avenues in your personal and professional life.
In this session, you will complete:
- the 16 Personalities/Myer's-Briggs
- the Kinsey Scale
- the Archetype test
- the Enneagram test
- the Big 5 test
- the Beliefnet test
Please listen* to the audio introduction below and complete the activities that follow.
*I recommend using headphones.
It's TEST TIME! :)
1) 16 PERSONALITIES/MYERS-BRIGGS test
This test is based on the work of Carl Jung, as interpreted by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. According to the 16 personalities website:
Katherine and Isabel developed a convenient way to describe the order of each person’s Jungian preferences – this is how the four-letter acronyms were born. There were four possible pairs of personality traits:
- Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E)
- Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
- Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
- Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
Click the picture to begin the 16 Personalities/Myers-Briggs test.
2) KINSEY SCALE and INSTITUTE
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University works towards advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. For over 60 years, the institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction.
Click the picture below to read more.
Questions to consider:
What did you learn about the Kinsey scale? Did you rate yourself and your sexuality?
3) ARCHETYPE TEST
The archetype test is based on the work of Carl Jung. Here's more from the Archetype test site:
Simply put, an archetype is a pattern of behaviors that, once discovered, helps you better understand yourself and others. Archetypes are the "blueprints of your soul".
Click on the picture below to take the Archetype test.
4) ENNEAGRAM TEST/RHETI SAMPLER
The enneagram test is another personality test and a bit more complicated than the others. Read this before or after taking the free sample test below.
Click the picture below to take the Enneagram test.
Questions to consider:
What Enneagram type are you?
What else did you learn or find interesting about this personality test?
5) THE BIG 5 TEST
There are almost 20,000 adjectives in the English language to describe us and our varied personalities. Researchers have found those words can be lumped into five major categories, known as the Big Five:
How do you rate on the Big Five? Take this test below to find out!
Read the statements below. The way this test is arranged is a little complicated.
Select a number from 1-7 to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement.
Rate each pair of traits and how the apply to you, even if one applies more strongly than the other. The score you receive shows where you fall within that category, ranging from low to high on a scale of 1 to 7. When you click SUBMIT, the results will come to me and I will forward it to you.
The scale ranges from:
- agree strongly
- agree moderately
- agree a little
- neither agree or disagree
- disagree a little
- disagree moderately
- disagree strongly
NOTE: the scale changes with each statement. Read and select carefully.
Extraversion: Add 1+ 6 and divide by 2.
Agreeableness: Add 2+7 and divide by 2.
Conscientiousness: Add 3+8 and divide by 2.
Emotional stability (low neuroticism): Add 4+9 and divide by 2.
Openness: Add 5+10 and divide by 2.
rom National Geographic Magazine, Your Personality Explained
6) THE BELIEFNET QUIZ (spirituality/religion)
Many people confuse spirituality and religion as one thing. In some cases, they are. A person may find great meaning and connection as a member of one of the major world religions. But spirituality is distinct from religion in that it can be attained or achieved in virtually any possible way--a walk in nature, coffee and conversation with a friend, meditation, rituals, etc.
This website is one of many that provides a fun test or quiz to help you become more clear about your faith, religious and/or spiritual preferences. Give it a try!
Click on the picture below to take the test.
Questions to consider:
How do you define spirituality?
What does it mean to you?