Career Development: Personality Tests and a Useful Free Resource
A personality test is a questionnaire or other test designed to reveal aspects of your character or psychological makeup. They are used often by recruiters and by large organizations when making decisions about who to promote. But you can use these kind of tests yourself as part of your own career development and it always helps to know what recruiters may find.
The first personality tests were developed in 1920s and used by the armed forces. Since these early efforts, a variety of tests have been developed. Most notable are the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the MMPI, and a number of tests based on the “Five Factor” Model of personality.
Today, personality tests have become a multi-million dollar industry and they can be used in a range of contexts. These can include individual and relationship counselling as well as career planning, and employee selection and development.
Below is a link to a free test is based on MBTI approach to personality. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you can find out your 4-letter type formula according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ theories. As well as that, you will find an indication of the strengths of your preferences and the description of your personality type.
After that, if you put your 4 letter type into a search engine you should find lots of relevant information and resources on-line. For example, I am INFJ which suggests among other things an aptitude for writing and counselling/coaching apparently.
Anyway try the test and if you would like to discuss your results please get in touch. Here is the link http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
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