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Personality Tests


Hi all,

Really interested to hear people's thoughts about personality tests - which ones you've used and found effective or not. Be particularly good to hear about those tests used to help improve communication and build relationships.

Thanks for your help.

4 Responses

  1. Personality test

    You can use the Mayers Brriggs test (google via "free-myers-briggs-test" and you will find many links – like or – where you can find free tests); at the end of each test you get the analysis of your personality + job profile that is the most suitable for you ūüôā



  2. Personality tests

    I love both MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) as tools for understanding ourselves and others better and therefore improving our communication and team working. I think that SDI is really at its most powerful when using with an in-tact team.

  3. Personality Tests


    I agree with Gosia and Caroline – Myers Briggs is a great tool for helping people appreciate differences to enhance their communication and build relationships. Another effective tool is D.I.S.C. Depending on you and the team you are working with’s preferences this can make a great alternative to Myers Briggs. Each one gives you a great overview of motivations and type of information preferred and lots, lots more.

    Best Wishes,


  4. Psychological Type Instruments and Associations

    Hi Emily,

    You will find that there is an incredible amount of "personaility tests" out there.

    As President the Australian Association for Psychological Type in Queensland I’d like to point out that the common instruments in the business domain (MBTI, Majors PTI™, Interstrength®, MTRi, FSDA™ and Golden™ Personality Type Profiler) should not be understood as tests. They are rather a tool which allows people to better understand their personal preferences. An easy to understand analogy is that of left and right-handers. If you’re a right-hander you feel comfortable writing and doing manual task with your right hand. Does that mean you couldn’t do it with your left hand? Of course not, though it would feel less comfortable and probably take much longer too. 

    Any of the above instruments can very well be applied to improve communication, team-work and even relationships. Because of the ethical challenges that come with working with such instruments most providers require you to complete an accreditation workshop. If you live in the UK a great point of contact to learn more is the British Association for Psychological Type or the very active European Association for Psychological Type.





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