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Personality Tests – MBTI (1/2)

05/12/2014
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Who hasn’t done any personality test ? Everyone has done it at least once in their life in those magazines for girls compound of 10 light and funny questions to discover what type of lover you are 🙂 In France, those magazine are in every doctor’s waiting room. You can’t miss it. Even guys have done them.

The principles of the personality tests such as MBTI, enneagram, golden, true colors are more or less similar to the test in magazines except that the questions and the answers are less fun.

Those tests are used in leadership classes, in recruitment, “Bilan de competence” in France or simply to know your personality type. To obtain reliable results, the most difficult is to give answers in general case.

I really like MBTI. The results are very precise (as long as you give answers that reflect yourselves truly) and it is easy to find some free online tests. MBTI is very popular. The results are weird acronyms like ENTJ, ESTJ, ENFP, ISFP etc. They match personality types such as : executives, guardian, inspirer, artists…

In the United States, people are more familiar with MBTI. Almost everybody uses the acronyms like common names (go check on Twitter and look for any acronym given as an example.)
The descriptions for each type are very complete and neat. They cover: general personality, strength/weakness, relationship and career paths.

I took the MBTI test in my leadership class. I have a strong memory of that test because I learned a lot about my personality. My result was ESFJ “the provider”. It is a type who likes to take care of people and to make sure that people are well

Extravert / Introvert
Sensing / iNtuitive
Feeling / Thinking
Judging / Perception

I had some doubts that this type really fitted me. Certain characteristics of that type are too conservative for me. I like to take care of people but not as much as it is described. I retook the test since I’ve seriously begun my self-development process. My target was to get career advices for my type. But I’ll talk about it in another post.

So now, I invite you to take the MBTI test as well. So which type are you ? Do you think it sounds like you ?

Here are some links to free online tests.

Take free online tests
http://www.16personalities.com/
http://www.quistic.com/personality-type/test
http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
Read more about the types
http://www.preludecharacteranalysis.com/types
http://www.personalitypage.com/html/portraits.html
In French
http://www.supertest.com/MB/mb1.cfm

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