Updated: Oct 13, 2021
A great way to start your self-discovery journey is to grab a cup of tea, find a quiet space, disconnect from all distractions and indulge yourself into some of those personality tests online, followed by a good doze of self-reflection.
Here is a list of my favourite assessments online you can do for free and learn more about your overall personality type, your strengths and your saboteurs.
Your Personality Type
Based on Carl Gustav Jung’s study of psychological traits and the famous Myers-Briggs test, 16 Personalities covers the “Big Five” personality traits of individuals: mind, energy, nature, tactics, and identity. As one of the most popular personality quizzes online, with over 26 million tests taken, it’ll cover everything from your basic qualities to your romantic relationships to your workplace habits, strengths, and weaknesses.
Apparently this test gives you a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do!
Try it here.
Crystal is another personality test i often share with my clients. It uses a technology called Personality AI to analyse millions of online data points to identify someone's personality. Together with traditional assessments, you can use this data to quickly understand a person's behaviour, motivations, and communication style.
Taking this test, you will learn about your enneagram, core values, ideal career and more.
Take this test here.
VIA Character Strengths
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a free self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your best qualities. VIA Reports provide personalised, in-depth analysis of your free results, including actionable tips to apply your strengths to find greater well-being.
You can use this test as a tool to come up with a strategy for building on character strengths and working on weaknesses. Here is a look at how VIA organises and define 24 character strengths within 6 categories of virtue.
Take the free survey here.
Red Bull Wing Finder
Red Bull Wingfinder assessment focuses on your strengths, the things that you’re naturally inclined to be good at, and gives you the tools and coaching to be even better!
Wingfinder is based on 30 years of psychological research, carried out across thousands of scientific studies and analyses that clearly point to four areas, more influential than any others, as components of employability and career success for knowledge-based jobs. Each area comprises different strengths, 25 in total, offering millions of possible unique combinations.
Wingfinder offers a playful, light-hearted approach to exploring four influential factors for determining employability and career success:
Take the free test here.
This is a great assessment a lot of personal-development coaches and other practitioners use with theirs clients to determine one person's most common ways of self- sabotage.
The assessment is the first step to identifying your inner saboteurs, to expose their lies and discredit them. It takes just 5 minutes to complete the assessment, and you'll receive a full report on the makeup of your saboteurs.
Saboteurs start off as our guardians to help us survive the real and imagined threats to our physical and emotional survival as children. By the time we are adults, we no longer need them, but they have become invisible inhabitants of our mind.
Our Saboteurs’ patterns of thinking, feeling, and reacting become soft-coded in our brain through neural pathways. When these neural pathways are triggered, we are “hijacked” by our Saboteurs and feel, think, and act using their patterns. (Source: positiveintelligence.com)
Take the test here.
Do you want more?
If you are craving for more self-knowledge, go ahead and download this Ultimate Confidence Workbook here, (Part 1 & Part 2) which has been carefully designed to evoke clarity, bring new insight and inspire you around your own unique essence, your inner light that burns within you & is willing to illuminate the world, in your personal & professional life.
You will learn valuable and life-saving tools in managing your inner critical voices, enhancing your inner self-belief and finding the courage to engage in life, using some practical tools.
If you are not ready for a coach but have a strong desire to work on your inner confidence, this workbook could be your confidence bible in your own self-development journey.
Learn how to boost your confidence that starts within you, without a coach!