Online Self-Assessment Tools
- One of the most well-known assessments, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results in a four-letter “type”—INFP or ESFJ, for example.
- The test is meant to identify basic preferences for each of four dichotomies (such as introvert and extrovert) and describes 16 distinctive personality traits.
- You’ll have to pay $50 to take the real test
- This personality assessment is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory, which divides people into four “temperaments:” guardian idealist, rational and artisan
- The assessment measures how people communicate and what their actions tend to be. The test is 71 questions long
- This assessment can help you identify your motivations and what’s really important to you in your career
- By ranking different aspects of work, the results can encourage you to look at jobs or industries you may not have considered before.
- You’ll walk away from this test with a list of 739 jobs rank-ordered based on how well they suit your style
- Big Five personality assessments divide people into five personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
- The assessment identifies a preference out of the five and can help you identify learning styles as well as work preferences
- This personality assessmentstarts with Myers-Briggs dichotomies and adds archetypes from Jungian theory as well as some from the Big Five.
- At the end, you’ll be labeled with one of 16 personality types with cool names like “Mediator,” “Commander” and “Defender.” Most importantly, the test promises to take less than 12 minutes
- This surveylets you rate activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you like
- Then you can see which career clusters are a match for your interests
- This tool determines your interests as they relate to work.
- Unlike the other tests, this one asks you how to rate how much you’d enjoy performing very specific work tasks like “buying and selling stocks and bonds.”
- The reason people take the MAPP is to find their way in life.
- It tells you what you love to do and what you don’t love to do. It also uses the O*Net job list to identify which jobs might be good fits
- For free, you’ll be matched with five potential careers
- This tool examines your suitability with different careers based on six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional
- The test identifies your top interest area and how it compares to the other areas, and what this means for your career interests
*Adapted from Monster.com 2016
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