Often, you may wonder what your personality type exactly is. Or, you may also wonder what the personality type of your co-workers, friends, or family is. The easiest way to determine this is to take a personality trait test.
A trait test is a test that is designed to tell you exactly what type of a person you are, and often tells you what the advantages and disadvantages of your personality is. In addition, a personality trait test will also tell you personality types to avoid, which is useful for dating purposes. One of the most accurate personality tests is based on the “Big Five” personality traits.
The Big Five personality traits include Openness (your ability to keep an open mind), Conscientiousness (your tendency to be careful in your decision-making process), Extroversion (your tendency to be an outgoing person), Agreeableness (your tendency to get along with others, in social situations), and Neuroticism (your tendency to portray negative emotions, such as anxiety or anger).
These five traits easily define us all, and any test that
is based on the Big Five personality traits is highly accurate and
detailed in it's results. Your results provided at the end of the test
rank in percentiles with these five traits, which makes them more
difficult to interpret for most people. Nevertheless, the Big Five
tests are an industry-accepted test, and are also fun to take.
(More on Big Five Tests)
Another popular personality trait test is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test. This test is more detailed in it's considerations on personality types, and includes 16 different combinations of personality types- one of which will be yours at the end of the test.
The advantages of taking a test based on the Myers-Briggs
Type Indicator, is that at the conclusion of the test you are compared
against other personality types. For instance, if your personality type
is determined as ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging), then
INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving) would be your total
and exact opposite. In the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, these 8
preferences to personality and behavior are used to determine how you
think, and how you respond under certain situations. How you do place
on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Well, the best way is to find a
test on the Internet, and take that test!
Another personality trait test example is one of the many fun tests that
are easily found on different Internet websites. With these tests, the
scientific accuracy is limited, but the tests themselves are fun to
take, and help to pass time if you are bored. These tests range from
determining whether or not if you are a redneck, to which character on a
TV show you most closely resemble. There is certainly no shortage of
these fun tests available, and they are even more fun to share with your
friends and family members. Often, these tests will also provide you
with a banner, or an image that you can place on your website, My Space
page, or web blog. If you're looking for a fun way to relax, these
tests are definitely the way to go.
(More on Fun Tests)
Regardless of which personality trait test you decide to take, sharing the results (and challenging your friends and family to do the same) is half of the fun. Most of these tests can be quickly emailed (with a link to the test website), posted in a blog, or posted on your personal website. In addition, some dating services even use these tests to determine what type of person your ideal mate would be. It is very important for everyone to know what type of person they are, and these tests help you to understand yourself and your loved ones better.
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