Hey my little feathers! I hope your week is going well! Today, it’s a bit of a special post. A psychology post. Well, this is not the first time I write a psychology post, besides you can find all my similar articles in the category happy thoughts, but let’s say that it’s not what I write the most often. Yet, I love it, it’s different from what I’m used to do ! So today, we are going to talk about a personality test that is a little special. A self-knowledge test… It’s so important to know yourself. How can we learn to deal with stressful situations of everyday life, to understand others, to present ourselves in our professional and personal lifes when we don’t know our own strengths and weaknesses? We are all different, unique. We all have qualities, that we should show, exploit and put at the center of our activities. But we also all have weaknesses, or things on which we are not naturally good. It’s normal. But knowing these weaknesses helps us first, accept them and take them into consideration, and two, work on them or find resources to balance them. I have always been more than fond of personality tests of all kinds. Even as a child (or from about 12 years old) I spent hours on sites like Aufeminin (a french women lifestyle site) to do tests. What Disney Princess Are You? What do others think of you? Are you a dreamer? Will your couple last? Haha. You surely know them too. They were trendy on Facebook also a few years ago. But sincerely, I NEVER found a personality test as professional, as accurate. It makes it almost scary. All that I am, all that I know, deep down in me, is laid down on paper. With words. Unbelievable. All this, in less than 12 minutes, answering less than thirty questions. I am amazed by the results, and I had to share this with you. More details below.
16personalities personality test : so accurate it’s almost scary…
Why this test ?
Whether you like personality tests originally, like me, or not, I strongly recommend you to do this test. It is incredibly accurate and has been developed by professionals in psychology. I discovered it through a person I met recently at a Networking event in Malmö, who knew a lot about all this. We discussed passionately about self-knowledge, emotions, etc. and came to talk about this test, which I had never heard of. This test is actually a reference in the world of psychology, and has been translated into almost every language. How could I miss this? Very quickly, she had of course sent me the link, and I tried the experiment. WOW. As she had spoken to me, bluffing. A scan of our “us” in 12 minutes, better than anyone had been able to do it before.
For those interested, here’s a bit of history. The approach of the 16personalities test has its roots in two different philosophies.
The first comes from the 20th century and was created by Carl Gustav Jung, the father of analytical psychology. Jung’s theory on psychological types is perhaps the most influential creation in the field of typologies of personality, and it has inspired a number of different theories, including the 16personalities’ one.
The second comes from the 1920s, when Katharine Cook Briggs, who spotted Jung’s theory, became co-author of one of the most popular personality indicators used today, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®). This is how “four-letter personalities” were born:
Introversion (I) or Extraversion (E)
Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
These letters can combine and give 16 types of personalities. And the test will allow you to find yours.
How to take the test ?
Just go to this site. The test is completely free, and lasts about 12 mn. Answer always as honestly as possible, isolate yourself to be in a quiet environment, and avoid neutral answers. But really, the most important is to answer what is closest to reality, how you act FOR REAL, and not how you WOULD LIKE to act.
At the end of the questions, you will get your results. You can also send them to you by email, to be able to read them again. The results are ultra detailed, and you learn about your strengths, weaknesses, and character in several aspects of life :
- Strenghs and weaknesses
- Romantic relationships
- Career paths & Workplace habits
Everything is very elaborate, and of a troubling precision. Prepare yourself a good tea, and block an hour, there will be some reading.
Personally, I am the ENFP (Campaigner) personality. A true “free spirit”, which gives great importance to the present moment and to emotional connections with others. A strong intuition that allows me to “read between the lines” of life with curiosity and energy. A very independent person who seeks creativity and freedom far more ardently than stability and security.
“They tend to see life as a big, complex puzzle where everything is connected and see it through a prism of emotion, compassion and mysticism, and are always looking for a deeper meaning.”
“They spend a lot of time exploring social relationships, feelings and ideas before they find something that really rings true. But when they finally do find their place in the world, their imagination, empathy and courage are likely to produce incredible results.”
… I love it. So true. So well said. Thanks 16personalities.
* And you, what is your personality type ? *