Look. I don’t mean to brag, but when I was in primary school, I had a subscription to Total Girl magazine *smug face*.
I know, I know — pret-ty cool. I used to love doing the quizzes inside. I don’t know why, because it was usually like “what flavour ice-cream are you?” (Vanilla, if you were wondering. Boo.) Point is, to this day, I still love doing quizzes, questionnaires, surveys, polls — you name it. Is that weird? I feel like it’s weird.
Anyway, my favourite ones are the ones that help me understand myself better. How I tick, why I act the way I do, and what makes my mind work the day it does. Personality Tests, they’re called. Although, it’s not really a ‘test’ — it’s not like you can have a wrong answer or anything!
I thought there might be some other weirdos out there who love over-analysing themselves through the miracle of the Personality Test, so here are some free ones you can do at Truity (they’re well-regarded for their user-friendly, reliable assessments, backed by professional researchers and academics).
1. Photo Career Quiz | 5 Minutes
Looking for a new career path, or thinking about doing some tertiary study? This super-quick quiz doesn’t require any reading at all — just choose the images that appeal to you most and discover how your choices can point you toward your ideal career. Based on the well-respected Holland Code system, this quiz provides a brief yet complete assessment of your career interest areas. I scored as a ‘Creator’, woohoo! My next highest categories were ‘Helper’ and ‘Persuader’. My lowest was ‘Thinker’… No surprise there.
2. How Conscientious Are You? | 10 Minutes
In this context, conscientiousness describes a person’s tendency to be organised and goal-oriented. According to Truity, your level of Conscientiousness influences everything, from your success at work to your chances of becoming addicted to drugs. I’m pretty chuffed to say my overall score for Conscientiousness was ‘Very High’. Apparently, this means I’m an organised, dedicated, and persistent person.
3. The TypeFinder® Research Edition | 15 Minutes
Designed to help you discover your 4-letter personality type code based on the system developed by Myers & Briggs. Discover yourself in four main areas — Introversion/Extraversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving. At the end of the quiz, there are survey questions about yourself, your life, and your opinions about things. These are optional but help Truity publish interesting research about personality types — pretty sweet that my opinions could help contribute to cool research. Not bad for someone who scored low in ‘Thinking’, am I right? FYI, I’m an ‘ISFJ’.
4. Personal Strengths Inventory | 30 Minutes
The Personality Strengths Inventory outlines what strengths and personal convictions keep you moving forward, and what talents can you tap for more success. This inventory will help you to understand your unique personal strengths and how your values influence your individual path to happiness. I completed this test in 20 minutes and learnt a bunch from their percentage rating-scale. I was pretty appalled to learn my Gratitude rating sits at 67.5%. I’m working on it, okay? But! I am thankful for the heads-up. So… Thanks.
Truity have soooo many personality tests you can do — some cost a few bucks, but most are free!
If you’re keen on learning something new about yourself or confirming your suspicions, check them out!
Just remember that even though Truity are awesome and the tests are backed by some serious concrete research, the answers you get are just guides, so don’t be bummed out or feel ‘boxed in’ by your results!
(Don’t have time to take all the quizzes right now? Remember to pin this for later!)