Understanding who you are, and what your strengths and weaknesses are is possibly the best way to determine your personal career choices. Do you have the traits that make a great leader, or are you happier to work independently? Are you great at activating a new initiative, but lacking in the area of “follow-through?” You’d be doing yourself (and your future employer) a big favor if you take the time to find out!
Understanding your personal talents can help you navigate your career, and your life, by giving you insight that you may not have otherwise received, and helping you build on your strengths, and perhaps avoiding the square-peg-round-hole situations when it comes to your weaknesses. (We’re not suggesting you don’t consider the growth that is possible when it comes to your weaknesses, just that you take the time to understand and truly determine what you want and how to move forward.)
Here are 5 personality tests that can help you gain a solid understanding of yourself, your values, and your strengths/weaknesses:
On another note, these are great tools to share with staff if you are a manager. Understanding your individual team members strengths, weaknesses and personality traits will help you develop a more strategic approach to any project, and also assist in maintaining positive morale and motivated team members.
Let us know which test you chose, and if you feel as though the results are accurate!