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Free Personality and Career Tests To Find Your Superpowers

Inside: 6 free personality and career tests that each take fifteen minutes or less (including the Enneagram and Myers Briggs assessments). Use these personality tests to help you move your career forward.


If you’re wondering how to tap into the awesomeness of your natural personality and move your career forward, then you’re in the right place! These 6 free personality and career tests can help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth.

Let’s dive in and find the personality and career test that is the right fit for you.

6 Personality and Career Tests – Career Coach Approved!

the best free personality quizzes that will boost your career

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Just-Right Job Match Quiz – Personality and Career Test

Every time I’ve taken an internet quiz about what type of cheese I am (gouda) or what Disney Princess I am (Ariel), I’ve thought to myself, “I want to make one of these personality tests for careers!” It’s so fun to tap into your career superpowers with an engaging quiz!

So, I dug into all of my career development tools from fifteen years in the business, looked at many gifs to make it fun, and now we have the Just-Right Job Match Quiz from Next Chapter Careers.

Take this free personality and career test to find out if you are the Committed Coach, Self-Directed Star, Emerging Entrepreneur, or Transformative Teammate. I give you sample job titles for each too which is a super helpful jumping-off point.

Give it a go – it takes five minutes – and let me know if your quiz results resonate with you!

TypeFinder

TypeFinder is based on Myers-Briggs, so if you are looking to do a Myers-Briggs style assessment for free, you’ve found it!

You can pay for your full personality report, but you don’t have to. TypeFinder will show you your breakdown of Introversion vs. Extroversion, Intuition vs. Sensing, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Perceiving vs. Judging for free.

This personality test takes about fifteen minutes to complete. It will prompt you with a series of statements to which you answer how accurately or inaccurately that statement describes you.

Statements include things like “I make big decisions based on gut feeling” (That’ll be a yes from me) and “I avoid being alone” (Negative, Ghost Rider.)

This will help you to identify your key drivers and values, which are both important for finding jobs that will keep you engaged and inspired. Understanding your personality type is also great for identifying what type of company culture works well for you.

Myers-Briggs Personality Types

I’m an ENFJ, but very much on the line of E/I. Because of this, I identify A LOT with Introvert concerns about networking. You too? Read more about networking for introverts!


Four Tendencies

Four Tendencies is from author, Gretchen Rubin, best known for her book The Happiness Project. She also hosts a great podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

The Four Tendencies model came from her work learning how people respond to expectations and why. She identified that there are four different ways people generally respond to internal or external expectations and categorized them as Upholder (that’s me!), Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.

The Four Tendencies free personality and career test takes about ten minutes to complete and is based on scenarios instead of statements like some of the other tests. For example, the very first question is “Have you kept a New Year’s resolution where you weren’t accountable to anyone—a resolution like drinking more water or keeping a journal?” You are then prompted with four different answer choices, not a simple yes or no.

This assessment can be great if you want to make a change, and need to set some goals to get there, but you aren’t sure what will help you achieve those goals. Understanding if you need accountability or personal deadlines can keep you moving forward.


Enneagram Personality Test

I had been seeing memes all over the place that referenced Enneagram Types. So, given my love for a good meme AND a good free personality and career test, I was all in.

Enneagram is designed to help you identify what motivates you and how your emotions impact your life. There are nine different Enneagram personality types, labeled neatly 1 through 9.

The assessment takes about ten minutes to complete. Similar to other free personality tests, you’ll be given a list of statements, and you need to respond to how well that statement fits your personality.

For example, there is a statement that says, “I feel my emotions very deeply,” to which you would reply somewhere on the scale of Inaccurate to Accurate, with Neutral right smack in the middle.

The creative in me also likes the pretty chart you get at the end of this one.

But the career coach in me also enjoys the breakdown of the types and the percentages of how much you align with each.

For example, my dominant type is a 3, which is The Achiever. This is right in line with my StrengthsFinder assessment, and a good reminder that to feel motivated in my work I need to constantly work towards goals. But 2, the Giver, is also high on my list. This means my goals should also be aligned with helping others. Noted!

Figure out your personality superpowers with this free enneagram test – and how to squeeze all of the potential out of them!


Do it Scared Assessment – Fear Archetype

The Do It Scared Assessment from Ruth Soukup of the Do It Scared book and podcast is a great assessment for career development, particularly if you are feeling stuck.

This free personality test helps you identify how fear plays a role in your life. Pinpointing your Fear Archetype allows you to understand why you’re stuck so you can take action to move past your fear.

When you take this assessment, you’ll be agreeing or disagreeing, on a scale, with a series of statements. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.

The seven archetypes are:

  1. The Procrastinator
  2. The Rule Follower
  3. The People Pleaser
  4. The Outcast
  5. The Self-Doubter
  6. The Excuse Maker
  7. The Pessimist

It’s not all Negative Nancy though. With each of these fear archetypes there is something great in your personality that you should be aware of and continue to maximize to see results in your career.


Rebel Assessment

Harvard Business School professor and author, Francesco Gino wrote one of my all-time favorite career development books – Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life.

Rebel Talent
Find it on Amazon.

Francesca’s research focused on how individuals and companies have found success by doing things differently. I particularly love this sentiment in the book: Think about what you could do instead of what you should do.

So naturally, the Rebel Assessment based on Rebel Talent is one of my favorite free personality and career tests too! If you’ve been stuck in the “shoulds” in your career and need to shake things up, the Rebel Assessment can help you identify your inner rebel and make some moves.

The assessment has 30 questions and you choose between two statements, identifying which behavior is more like you. It will take you about ten minutes to complete.

Interestingly, the two statements are not opposites of one another, or even really related at all. However, the test evaluates how often you were drawn to certain types of behaviors overall.

The Rebel Types are The Traveler, The Climber, The Pirate, and The Guard. They are mapped out on a two by two chart which ranks your resistance to external pressures and resistance to internal pressures. There are inherent talents within each type and ways to develop that talent within your work.


Which of These Personality and Career Tests Worked for You?

Alright, time to go get to know yourself!

Which of these free personality and career tests resonated with you? What did you learn about yourself?

And if you have your results but are feeling stuck on what to do next, let’s talk!

Schedule your free fifteen-minute coaching consultation call.


Read More on Career Development:

Next Chapter Careers – Career Coaching for Mid-Career Parents

What is StrengthsFinder and How Can It Help You Find Your Career Sweet Spot

Find Your Career Sweet Spot: A Career Development Exercise


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