Knowing who your personality type, is important for so many reasons. I want to share with you on the The Wonder Blog how you can about doing this!
Last year, I spent a lot of time figuring myself out, I know what my strengths are and I certainly know the areas that need improving… but I wanted fo know more… so I found out my personality type by doing a free online test – https://www.16personalities.com/
There were key learnings about myself professionally by understanding my personality type. These key values or learnings are:
- Motivated to be organised
- Thrive on leading positive change
- Strive for cooperation and looks to support people and encourage their growth
- Naturally takes on a leadership role yet appreciates the importance of team work
- Likes to work in a forward thinking environment/company that holds values for their people.
I also learnt key, valuable and important areas that I know to avoid and what I need to improve on.
There were so many occupations that came up which some are obvious but at last I realised why I had so many struggles at the beginning of my career. So, some of the jobs were ‘Carpenter’ (literally laughed out loud), ‘Auditor’ (urgh, boring) and ‘Chemical Engineer’ (probably for the best) – Oh, one more – ‘Military’ (for those that know me, know that I would have even given a bad attitude and was kicked out but realistically I would have cried like a baby and my parents would have had to come and get me – Thanks Mum and Dad!)
I encourage you do this, so you can start your journey!
So what is a personality quiz?
In a nutshell, it is a self-report questionnaire is used to measure you personality and behavioural style, sounds scary but it is between you and the computer screen. The questions are covert (reading the question doesn’t reveal what it measures) and relate to aspects of your personality which are relevant to the workplace. For example, your response to a question about how you behave in a party can indicate your ability to work as part of a team. The results from the questionnaire are collated into what becomes known as your ‘personality profile’.The personality test is different from the aptitude tests:
- A personality test has no right or wrong answer.
- A personality test is not timed.
Give it a go!