5 Personality Tests That Will Help You Find Employment Bliss


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:

  1. Gallup Clifton Strengths. This test will help you discover what you actually do best, how to develop those special talents, and how to use your strengths to live your best life. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/
  2. Paradigm Personality Labs. Workplace Big 5 Profile: “Easily completed in 15 minutes or less, the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ reveals an individual’s five personality supertraits and 23 subtraits that simply and clearly explain work-related behaviors found in day-to-day encounters with coworkers, employees, managers and colleagues” https://paradigmpersonality.com/products/workplace-big-five-profile/
  3. Hogan Personality Inventory. “The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best.” https://www.hoganassessments.com/assessment/hogan-personality-inventory/
  4. 16 Personalities. This test will help you better understand who you are and why you do the things you do. https://www.16personalities.com/
  5. 123 Test. This test also measures your top 5 personality traits, which is helpful when choosing a new career. https://www.123test.com/personality-test/

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!