I thought it would be fun to take two of the most popular personality tests and share my results with you as a way for you all to learn a bit more about me!
I’m all about personality tests. I think they’re such a great way to come to realizations about yourself because they call a trait out that you might not have noted otherwise. Near the very beginning of my college journey, I took a very in-depth assessment of my strengths and weaknesses in order to help me find out what the best major for me would be…I don’t remember what we determined other than no type of engineering and steer clear of anything that required having a design-mindset that would need to build anything with my hands.
When I worked in orientation during college, we naturally took a lot of personality tests, as well. I think it’s fun to take the same tests at the beginning of a season and at the end just to compare the difference. I think I’ve had the same strengths and weaknesses since college as well as the same traits, but depending on when I take them, the outcome of how strong they are percentage wise is affected. People ALWAYS express shock when I say I’m an introvert, but usually when I take it, I’m near 85% introverted! I must have been having a social day when I took the below test since I was around 60 percent this time 😉
Rather than go on about how interesting I think these tests are, I decided to take two of them: the Enneagram and 16Personalities. I’ll explain them both briefly below and link them so you can take them, too. I want to know how your personality matches up with mine!
“The Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types, with each number on the Enneagram denoting one type. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to yourself. This is your basic personality type.”
According to the Enneagram, I am a “Type 2” or “The Helper.” This type is described as the caring, nurturing type. While I don’t disagree with this, I was a bit surprised to see it as my dominant type compared to the other types. The second two (which only lost by one each), seemed to be more of what I expected! They were:
- Type 7: The Generalist, the enthusiastic, productive type
- Type 9: The Peacemaker, the easygoing, accommodating type
The test then defines tendencies and traits of each style, so I pulled out a few that stuck out to me. The below definitely ring true to my personality:
- Take an interest in my problems, though I will probably try to focus on yours
- I criticize myself for not feeling as loving as I think I should
- I get upset that others don’t tune in to me as much as I tune into them
- I struggle to say no
This test combines Carl Gustav Jung’s concept of introversion and extraversion with Katharine Cook Briggs’ personality indicator, known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This test, however, doesn’t take every bit of these two concepts as is; they’ve “chosen to rework and rebalance the dimensions of personality called the Big Five personality traits, a model that dominates modern psychological and social research.”
I’ve taken this test (and MBTI) before and got the same results both times, with the exception of the percentages as I mentioned above. This test dubbed me as “The Advocate” and an INFJ – T. Apparently this is rare and we make up less than one percent of the world HOLLA. I really liked this description of the advocate: “people who are capable of taking concrete steps to realizing their goals and making a lasting positive impact”
It gives a verrrrry in-depth breakdown, even categorizes it into relationships, career, personal life, etc., and I agreed with most of what it had to say! Here are a few highlights:
- Decisive and strong-willed – lol NO, definitely not me
- People will come to think of them as quiet extraverted types but remember they need their alone time to decompress
- Need to remember to take care of themselves, too
- Weakness – always need to have a cause (feel restless without one) and can burn out easily
- Need to be able to express their creativity and insight, Advocates need to know that what they are doing has meaning, helps people, leads to personal growth and, all the while, is in line with their values, principles and beliefs.
Have y’all taken either one of these tests before? If your answer is no, you better go take one of them now because neither one of them should take you longer than ten minutes! Leave a comment below letting me know your personality type and if you think the test results are how you would peg yourself.
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