* Career, love and life advice based on personality assessement
* Enneagrams, Jungian analysis, Meyers-Briggs, Color theory
* Learn how to harness your personal strengths to improve your life
While they speak to some of the abiding questions in human life, personality tests really hit their stride in our hyper-specialized modern world and can certainly be helpful if you’re looking for some guidance. While a survey in the 2000s found over 80% of Fortune 500 companies had used the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, there are several other varieties of personality tests around today.
Some are informed by archetypes and Jungian analysis, some by quantitative statistics and others by aesthetic tendencies. While some of the most recent research indicates that most of them may be heavily culture and context-dependent, it can still be fun and helpful to give yourself a framework to help you access your own knowledge about who you are and put you on a clearer path.
1. Lüscher Color Test
If Pantone made personality tests, this would be it: the Lüscher Color Test aims to elucidate deep psychological truths about one’s personality by interpreting one’s choice of colors.
2. The Character Code
A sequel to Hartman’s self-help book The Character Code, this volume combines a color-coded personality test with simple life advice, inviting you to show your true colors.
3. Udemy Understanding Personality Types at Work
This concise online course provides a useful introduction to the principles of personality research as they apply to workplace situations, which can help you utilize your own strengths and weaknesses to improve your career life.
4. Udemy Enneagram
This course introduces the Enneagram of Personality, one of the most popular personality type assessments. With over 11 different lectures, this course gives an overview of each enneatype with helpful insights for personal growth and development.
5. What Type Am I? Discover Who You Really Are
This book looks at the famous Myers-Briggs test with an emphasis on occupational and career matters. Are you an ESTP? An IFNJ? Learn how to make the most of your individual traits to improve your career.
6. Type Talk
Delve into the Jungian world of the Meyers-Briggs personality test with this Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love and Work. This book explains both dicipilines and applies each approach to offer modern guidance on love and relationships, work and career, and overall wellbeing.
Not a personality test per se, but Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist applies personality science to the field of branding, using psychology to illustrate why some things fascinate or “click” with people, and how your own personal brand can benefit from those insights.
8. Do What You Are
As the title implies, Do What You Are is a straightforward guide to choosing a personal path based on personality tests. With a focus on career matters, this comprehensive guide blends a variety of different assessment approaches to help you harness your strengths and improve weaknesses.
9. Strengths Finder 2.0
Gallup– yes, the polling company– has come out with a book to go along with the updated version of its popular online aptitude assessment. It’s full of practical ideas to help you find what you’re naturally great at and how to use your strengths to their full potential.
10. Just Your Type
Just Your Type is book full of decades of research on different personality types and how they relate to love and relationships. This book will help you find out what your type is and which types you’ll best relate with.