I’ve Taken 6 Different Personality Tests — Here Are the Results

I often get asked by both my friends and co-workers where I stand on the Enneagram and what my Myers-Briggs personality type is. I have answers to both of those question, and to many more personality tests!

In my twenty-five years of life. I am no stranger to personality tests. I’ve been taking them since my high school years, with the most recent one completing was my Hogwarts House (spoiler: I’m a Gryffindor!). A lot of them have helped me gain insight as to how I act both in my professional and personal life. They have helped me gain a handle on my strengths and continue to exploit then while improving on my weaknesses.

In this post, I will be sharing all of the different personality tests I have taken, what each one was for, my results, and how I plan on using the results for personal development.

Myers-Briggs

Oftentimes, when someone mentions the words “personality test”, the first one that comes to mind is Myers-Briggs. This is the test the gives you the combination of the letter, such as ENTJ, which refer to a specific trait, with certain trait combinations forming various types and type groups.

I am considered a “Turbulent Advocate”, which falls under the “Diplomats” category group, with my letters being INFJ-T. Turbulent Advocates are likely to question themselves more and are ordinarily more sensitive to stressors. Here are some additional characteristics of INFJ-T:

  • Empathizing with others
  • Letting passions lead to great accomplishments
  • Bothered by injustice, inequality, or the problems of others
  • Inborn sense of idealism and morality
  • Capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact
  • Get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all
  • Soft-spoken with strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain
  • Act with creativity, imagination, conviction, and sensitivity not to create an advantage, but to create balance
  • Find it easy to connect with others

Parts of these characteristics definitely resonates with me, especially in my personal life. After going through all of these tests, I found that who I am and what I value personally and professionally differs tremendously, like they are almost polar opposites! I would say I’m definitely more sensitive, caring, and empathetic in my personal life than professionally.

Curious? Take the test here.

Insights Color Energies

My company is a huge advocate of taking the Insights Color Energies test. This test is based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung, who suggested that each people in an organization are unique, with different styles, needs and expectations. The tool helps to reveal an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, communications style, and their value to a team. We leverage it to facilitate and improve communication between peers, teams, managers, and.

The test uses a circle that is divided into four color energies to describe a personality: the Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Cool Blue and Earth Green.

Photo courtesy of Brightside Inspiration

Everyone exhibits some percentage of these traits, but you exhibit one of these traits the most. This is the one you “lead” with. For example, I lead with red with yellow as a close second. These are my professional colors, or “conscious” persona. My “unconscious” persona, or the persona I am when I’m not working, leads with yellow, with red as a close second.

Photo courtesy of my Insights profile

This test also offers what is called a “72 Types Wheel”. On the wheel, my conscious persona is type 24, a Directing Motivator, while my unconscious persona is a type 25, an Inspiring Motivator.

Photo courtesy of my Insights profile.

I love the insight (no pun intended) that this test gives me. It helps me really realize how I operate and approach my work. I’m very goal driven (red), but also really creative (yellow). My detail-orientedness can be defined just getting enough information to move forward. I have a better sense of how I work and my workflow process, which is something I take the my entrepreneurship efforts and passion projects.

Learn more about the test and how you can take it here.

Instinctive Drives

Instinctive Drives is another personality test my team and I took at work. The test reveals what best looks like for you – your natural, instinctive way of operating, driving you to be at your best, every day. Essentially, this test measures what naturally drives you.

You have four drivers, Verify, Complete, Authenticate, and Improvise, that you can fall into. Like with Insights, you have one of these that you exhibit more than others. For me, that is Complete, so I need the following to be successful:

  • Harmony
  • To be able to finish
  • Advanced notice
  • Gain momentum
  • Given the benefit of the doubt
  • Get it right the first time
  • Certainty

Additionally, my talents include:

  • Getting things done
  • Anticipation and recall
  • Making it all fit together
  • Keeping the peace
  • Nurturing relationships
Photo courtesy of my Instinctive Drives results.

Of all the tests I have taken, this one is by far the most accurate to how I view myself. I can see the correlation with both my Insights results and my Myers-Briggs results. Additionally, I think this test does a great job in capturing both my personal and professional life with a perfect blend of what drives me.

Learn more about the test and how you can take it here.

StrengthsFinder

StrengthsFinder was the first personality test I took — back in high school! My parents had taken it and encouraged me to so I could get a sense of my strengths and how to utilize them and maximize going forward in choosing a career path. The questionnaire helps you to identify:

  • What you naturally do best
  • How to develop your greatest talents into strengths
  • Maximize your potential

The results rank your strengths from 1-34, as that is the number of strengths it tests for. But your top five are the ones you need to pay attention to. For example, here are mine:

  • Achieve: People especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
  • Discipline: People especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.
  • Strategic: People especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
  • Relator: People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  • Maximizer: People especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something especially talented into something superb.

Though I took this test years ago, I think the results still ring true today. As you can probably tell, there is a a lot of overlap between this test and the other ones mentioned in this post. Crazy how everything intertwines and overlaps!

Learn more about the test and how you can take it here.

Enneagram

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.

I took the test and resulted in a two, or The Giver. Givers are characterized as giving fully to others to be loved. Consequently, Givers are caring, helpful, supportive and relationship-oriented; they also can be prideful, intrusive and demanding. Twos excel at making connections and empathizing with the needs and feelings of others. They are good at supporting others, but find it difficult to turn their attention toward themselves and their own needs. Additionally, they are emotionally sensitive and want to be accepted and liked by others, and will adapt or change to earn this approval. Setting personal boundaries can be challenging, and they sometimes relieve the pressure through emotional outbursts.

Photo courtesy of Lashondambrown.

This is 100% me, especially when it comes to my personal life and my relationships with others. And it’s something I definitely struggle with. I’m working on not being so dependent on others and just doing things for myself.

Learn more and take the test here.

BONUS: Pottermore’s Sorting Hat for Hogwarts Houses

I thought I would throw this in because it is a personality test of sorts. I took the official test on Pottermore, the ultimate fan site that J.K. Rowling created for Harry Potter. According to my test, I am a Gryffindor. As many of you know, Gryffindors are characterized by courage, bravery, nerve, and chivalry. By just looking at values, I could swear I would be a Ravenclaw (intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit). I mean even Hermione who was known as the “brightest witch of her time” was a Gryffindor, so maybe it pulls in different characteristics.

I can see it though. I am bold, adventurous, and have learned not to fear anything that can’t physically harm me. I’ve solo traveled, started new adventures, and put my thoughts and creativity out there. I’m not afraid to try new things or stand up for what I believe. I guess I’m a true Gryffindor after all!

Take the test here.

Which personality tests have you taken? What have been your results? Let me know in the comments below!

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