Personality tests are tools capable of evaluating psychological traits and determining aspects of an individual's personality.
With these tests, we can identify how a person reacts to certain circumstances based on his or her personality traits (feelings and attitudes).
What is personality?
To have a better understanding of the methodology and results of personality tests, we must first know what a personality is.
The personality is a set of traits and qualities that determine a person's way of being and acting. These feelings, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors complete the personality of each individual, making them unique.
What is a personality test for?
Personality tests are a very useful tool when deciding what to study or in which occupational area you would perform better according to your personality.
In addition, these tests are used by companies when recruiting new employees to measure certain traits in the workplace, such as teamwork skills, leadership, flexibility, frustration tolerance, etc.
How to take a personality test
Avoid answering having the desired result in mind. You must be honest with your answers so that the result is as accurate as possible.
Take your time
The tests consist of several questions, so we recommend you take your time to think about each answer and finish the test.
Choose a quiet place
Choose a space where you feel comfortable and free of distractions so you can concentrate on the questions and answer calmly.
There are no wrong answers
Remember that there are no right or wrong answers. The tests serve as a starting point to get to know yourself better
Types of personality tests
There are many types of personality tests with different approaches and methodologies. The following are the most commonly used tests.
Big 5 Test
This test analyzes the composition of 5 personality factors and evaluates to what degree they are present in the individual. Based on the result, it is possible to determine how that person will perform in a role or in which professions he or she will perform better.
This test will serve as a starting point to better describe your feelings and attitudes. Find out which career, profession, or job is ideal for your personality.
16 personalities test
This test provides insight into dominant psychological traits and personality strengths and weaknesses based on how we feel or act in certain situations.
The 16 Personalities Test organizes psychological differences into four sets of opposing pairs or "dichotomies" whose combinations give rise to 16 psychological types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Test Indicator (MBTI).
What are the personality dichotomies?
This test divides the answers into four dichotomies and allows us to determine the dominant function (the one used most skillfully and consciously) and the auxiliary function of each subject.
The 4 opposite pairs are:
Introversion (I) and Extraversion (E)
Orientation of energy
Sensing (S) and Intuition (N)
Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
Judging (J) and Perceiving (P)
Mode of action
What are the 16 personalities?
ENTPExtraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting
ESFJExtraverted, Observant, Feeling, and Judging
ESFPExtraverted, Observant, Feeling, and Prospecting
ESTPExtraverted, Observant, Thinking, and Prospecting
INFJIntroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging
INFPIntroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting
ESTJExtraverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging
INTJIntroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging
INTPIntroverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting
ISFJIntroverted, Observant, Feeling, and Judging
ENFPExtraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting
ISFPIntroverted, Observant, Feeling, and Prospecting
ISTJIntroverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging
ISTPIntroverted, Observant, Thinking, and Prospecting
ENFJExtraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging
The Holland Test comes from the "Holland Code," from which the personalities were divided into six groups and defined the professions that go according to each personality.
The test will help you recognize the dominant traits of your personality, your aptitudes, and your affinities and inclinations in the professional field. Thanks to this, you will be able to analyze and get to know who you are in an objective way.
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