I went through some life changing events a few years ago and it rocked my world. I desperately needed to regroup: What kind of person am I? How do I view the world? What type of leader am I? How to I perceive love? Rather than wallow in self pity (or continue to wallow…I definitely had my share of nachos and crying on my couch…) I decided to survive and do things BETTER next time around. I took every self-assessment test I could find, trying to gain insight into my own self. And I wish I had done this earlier in life!
Below you will find links to FREE online assessment tools. These are the ones that I found most helpful and we will explore how to interpret them and use them in our individual “self care pursuit” in subsequent articles. This is the starting point for self discovery, in my opinion. The more you understand about yourself and how you perceive the world, the more equipped you are to make the changes you desire.
This entire website is packed with useful information! Not only can you take a free test, but you can also read in-depth analyses of each of the 16 personality types. Strengths, weaknesses, relationships, even parenting styles.
5 Love Languages
I love this test. It is very simple to take but I found it to be accurate! I think it is a great reminder that we each experience and perceive being loved differently. Knowing the love languages of those around you helps strengthen relationships. You can take this test yourself, with your significant other, and with your children.
The Big 5 is a generalized test where you answer questions that determine where you land in 5 different categories: Extroversion, Emotional Stability, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Intellect/Imagination. You get a percentage for each category at the end of the test. I don’t like the descriptions of each of the categories, however it does provide additional insight into your personality in these particular areas.
This test uses the Big-Five Factor Markers from the International Personality Item Pool, developed by Goldberg (1992).
My Plan: Career Values Assessment Test
I found this very interesting! You take a quiz where you rank statements based on how valuable they are to your work satisfaction, then the test reveals your Values Assessment. From there, you can see what career choices might best fit your desires!
Click below to take the free test:
Click below to see career matches:
Keep a journal as you begin this process. Make notes, go back to previous entries, re-take tests. You will find this useful as we continue our self care pursuit together. Or you can use my free worksheet available here. Enjoy!