Articles, Blog

Benefits of Taking a PERSONALITY TEST | MYERS-BRIGGS based Assessment

October 12, 2019


My goal for this YouTube channel is to see
you flourish in everything you do. To that end I’m going to be working through,
over the next several weeks, some of the most helpful tools and resources that I’ve found
for my life. This week’s theme is personality types. I know there are varying opinions on the legitimacy
of personality type assessments, and regardless of your opinion on them, I hope that you will join
me this week as you discover a little bit more about yourself and the people you care
about. My name is William Knelsen and I am so glad
you’ve joined me for this episode of Creative Inspiration Daily. In this episode, I am going to be introducing
you to a really helpful tool for doing your own personality type assessment. Before we get into it, I want to be really
clear that personality type assessments are not made to define who you are as a person
or to put you into a category. The purpose of a personality assessment is
simply to give you a better picture of the preferences that you have as a person, and
help explain why you get energy a certain way, why you prefer certain careers, and why
you get along better with some people than others. If you have any questions about these areas
of your life, doing a personality type assessment will help answer some of those questions and
help give you a little bit of insight into what sort of decisions you should make as
you move forward. There are quite a few different personality
type assessment tools available online for free, and the one that I recommend the most
is found at 16personalities.com. If you have completed a personality type assessment
already, I would be interested to see what your results are. You can feel free to leave those in the comments
below. If you have never completed one at 16personalities.com,
I encourage you to go over there and, before doing the assessment, which takes about 12
minutes, go through the different personality type descriptions and maybe select which one
best describes you, or select the one that you have got in the past from a different
test, and write that down before completing the assessment, and see if the assessment
results match what you identified previously. Whenever you do one of these assessments,
really in the end you need to agree with it. It shouldn’t be any surprise when you read
the assessment, the description. It should resonate with you. If it doesn’t, then chances are you need to
redo the test and be really honest with your answers. Don’t answer based on what you wish you were
like, or a projection of yourself in the future. Answer based on your preferences right now,
as you are. I know that one of the reasons that personality
tests have got a bad rap is because people tend to confine themselves to these descriptions,
and then when they are making decisions, or they see things and their life that don’t
match the descriptions, they start to doubt what it is. But really, these assessments and the descriptions
of the personality types are meant to just give you some perspective and give you some
language about what sort of preferences you have as a person. For the remaining four days this week, I want
to go through the different categories of the personality types, and as we get to each
of the personality types, you might identify yourself in one of the descriptions, or another
person you know. You might hear the description and say, hey
that’s my wife, or that’s my husband, or that’s my child or my mom or my dad. And, it will actually help you kind of understand
their preferences and why you get along well with them or maybe you don’t get along well
with them, why they rub you the wrong way sometimes, why they do what they do. But it’s really, really important, that you
don’t just put people into these categories and boxes. It’s a tendency that we all have. And we like to make excuses for people or
for ourselves, but that’s not the way to use these tools. The proper way to use these tools is to help
you progress as a person, not to make excuses, but to move forward and to work on the areas
where you need to work on, to work within your strengths, to grow within your strengths,
and to give some language when you are dealing with struggles. And some explanation for that. Not an excuse, but an explanation. So I hope that you find this week helpful,
and if you do please let me know in the comments. If you have a question about any of this,
please leave the question in the comments below so that I can answer it in my Creator’s
Commentary episode later today. My name is William Knelsen and I hope you
have a wonderful day. I’ll see you again later.

You Might Also Like

9 Comments

  • Reply Happy Trails Hiking August 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I was a high school teacher for many years. I have watched my personality tests change over the years. I like that you said that this doesn’t define you as a person. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Laj51 August 27, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    An "Architect", it explains a lot.

  • Reply Jane Boyd August 27, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    INFP

  • Reply William Knelsen August 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Did you complete a personality type assessment? What were your results?

  • Reply GardenFork August 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Now I’m curious to take this test again 15 yrs later

  • Reply Sasha Gogosh August 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I am a MEDIATOR PERSONALITY (INFP, -A/-T) … hmmmmm, this was good! I appreciate your work on this video 🙂

  • Reply Lincoln Riddle August 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Now I wanna take a test haha good video

  • Reply Micah Nichols August 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    ESTP-A

  • Reply Javier Mercedes August 28, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Oooo, wish I would have watched this vid before taking the test. but still liked my result

  • Leave a Reply