Online Personality Tests
Online Tests
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This website provides a collection of interactive personality tests with detailed results that can be taken for personal entertainment or to learn more about personality assessment. These tests range from very serious and widely used scientific instruments popular psychology and self produced quizzes. A special focus is given to the strengths, weaknesses and validity of the various systems.

Recommended tests
Big Five Personality Test
The general consensus in academic psychology is that there are five fundamental personality traits. When it is said that there are five fundamental personality traits, it is meant that there are only five traits that are completely independent (knowing someones level of one trait gives you no information about their level on any of the others) and all other personality traits will be correlated with one or more of the big five. This test uses public domain scales from the International Personality Item Pool.

Other tests
Woodworth Psychoneurotic Inventory
Often cited as the first personality test, the WPI was commissioned by the United States military during World War I to screen for recruits at high risk of developing shell shock. Finished too late to be put to such use, the WPI instead found its place as the dominant self-report personality measure in academic psychological research during the 1920s and 30s, but has mostly been forgotten since then.
Open Extended Jung Scales
The system of personality types proposed by Carl Jung (1921) and later refined by C. Myers and I. M. Briggs has become an extremely widely used personality theory in self-help, business management, counselling and spiritual development contexts, but it is not commonly used in academic research where, like all type theories, it is treated skeptically. The system produces 16 personality types on the basis of four dichotomies and is the system used in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsey Temperament Sorter instruments, among many others. The OEJS is a free and open source measure of the four dichotomies which yields an equivalent result to the usual tests.
Narcissistic Personality Inventory
The NPI is a measure of narcissism used in social psychological research. It is derived from the definition of narcissistic personality disorder, but measures subclinical levels of the trait and is not a diagnostic for NPD.
Artistic Preferences Scale
This test measures which styles of art you prefer.
Consideration of Future Consequences Scale
The test will score you on how much you base your decisions off of future, rather than immediate, consequences. This is a short, twelve item, two minute quiz.
Harrower-Erickson Multiple Choice Rorschach Test
The Rorschach Test is one of the most popular projective (free response) psychological tests. The MCR was an attempt to convert the Rorschach method into an objective test. It measures psychological disturbance and was created to screen military personnel. Research has shown that it does not do this very well.
Machiavellianism Test (MACH-IV)
This test scores you on machiavellianism as a personality trait. Machiavellianism, named for the Italian philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, is the philosophy that the world is not a just place and thus must be manipulated.
Holland Code (RIASEC) Test
The Holland Code test is based on the idea that peoples personalities are reflected in their occupational choice. The test will give you your RIASEC marker, a three letter code representing the top three domains of endeavour that appeal to you. Holland Codes are frequently used in career counselling.
Experiences in Close Relationships Scale
The Experiences in Close Relationships Scale is a measure of attachment style, how a person structures their close bonds with others.
Emotional Intelligence Test
This test will attempt to assess how well you understand the structure of people's personality by having you guess the correlations (positive, negative, none) between pairs of statements and scoring that against real world data.
IPIPNEO Personality Test
The IPIP-NEO PI-R (not the original NEO PI-R) is a measure of the big five personality traits that goes much more in depth, measuring not only openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism, but six sub traits ("facets") of each. The test is lengthy and will take between fifteen and forty minutes to complete (300 items).
Self-Monitoring Scale
The self monitoring scale measures to what degree an individual will modify their behavior in social situations to meet the expectations of others.
Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale
This quick self esteem scale (ten items), is one of the most used tools in self esteem research. It will allow you to see how your self esteem compares to others.
Moral Foundations Questionnaire
This test measures an individuals morality along five scales. It consists of 32 items.
Four Temperaments Test
This test will categorize an individual according to the Ancient Greek theory of the four temperaments. The theory has never been scientifically tested.
Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale
The test is used to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults.
A/B Personality Test
A/B personality theory was developed by doctors studying heart disease and its risk factors who found that certain types of people, "Type A", had very elevated risk for heart disease compared to everyone else, "Type B".
Cattell's 16 Personality Factors Test
This test measures the 16 personality traits that were hypothesized by Raymond Cattell. The 16 factor structure of personality has never been replicated and modern psychologists prefer a five factor model, however the 16PF Questionnaire, to which this test is analogous, remains a popular product.
Multidimensional Jealousy Scale
This test measures romantic jealousy along three scales. It is a quick test but its results are pretty dry.
Interpersonal Attraction Scale
This test measures the components of your attraction to a specific individual.
DISC Personality Test
This test is a version of the popular DISC personality assessment. It groups people into four personality types. Note that this one was developed by this website and has not been used professionally.
Dark Triad Personality Test
This test measures the dark triad, a group of three related but independent personality traits; machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy, all of which are somewhat malevolent in nature. The test is a combination of different scales for the three traits.
Open Enneagram Scales
This test determines a best match from the nine personality types in the Enneagram model. The Ennegram model was originally used in modern alternative spiritual teachings and has since been promoted by a variety of groups for self-help and business management purposes.
Multidimensional Sexual Self-Concept Questionnaire
This test measures many different self perceptions of your sexuality.
Empathizing-Systemizing Test
This test is based on autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen's empathizing–systemizing theory which holds that people tend to have a brain structure optimized for one or the other. It is a combination of the Empathizing Quotient and Systemizing Quotient tests.

Other, other tests
Spatial Ability Test
Not a personality test, an interesting ability test though.

All of these tests are provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. They are not clinically administered and as such the results are not suitable for basing important decisions off of. These tests are also not infallible, if the results say something about you that you don't think is true, you are right and it is wrong.
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