If you’re a millennial like me (or honestly anyone on the internet!), you’ve taken those silly Buzzfeed quizzes like “Make A Salad and We’ll Tell You the Name of Your Soulmate”. Have you ever wanted to dive a little bit deeper and really find out some important things about yourself? Check out these 6 FREE online quizzes and tests for self-discovery. I’ve personally taken all 6 of them 🙂 I’ve also included some links to books that provide even more information about these tests and quizzes, and their results.
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The Five Love Languages will give you an analysis
The 16Personalities Test is a form of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test. It measures your personality type across a spectrum of different characteristics:
Introversion – Extroversion
Observant – Intuitive
Thinking – Feeling
Judging – Prospecting
They also provide an Identity (Assertive – Turbulent)
My personality type is an INFP -A or Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Prospecting – Assertive. They call it the Mediator and it is in the Diplomat group.
Here is a quote from their website, “Mediators have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.”
If you’d like to know your personality type click here.
The Enneagram Test is also another way for you to test your personality. For the Enneagram Test, there are 9 different personalities types. People that have the same type of personality have similar characteristics, though you can have characteristics in any of the 9 different personalities. There are also 3 different subtypes called Instinctual Variants (self-preservation instinct, sexual, and social).
For this test, I am Type 9 – The Peacemaker with a Type 1 (The Reformer) wing (meaning that I have many traits in this type too) and the Self-Preservation instinct variant.
The VIA Institute on Character allows people to take their Character Strengths Inventory completely free. This inventory identifies your character profile through numerous questions that
My top three character strengths were Fairness, Honesty, and Forgiveness.
The VIA Institute also has reports, courses, and coaching available (for a fee), if you’d like to dive even deeper into your character strengths.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage (influence) our own emotions and the emotions of others. This quiz on emotional intelligence will describe situations that you may find yourself in and will provide you with an assessment of your emotional intelligence. It will also provide you with recommendations on how you can enhance and improve your emotional intelligence.
The test is very simple and only takes a few minutes. I got High Emotional Intelligence.
Not big on reading, but love pictures? VisualDNA Who Am I? or Personality
I got the “Stargazer” as my result with a high percentage in Openness and Agreeableness for the Who Am I quiz and a “Seeker” for the personality quiz. Below are two books that were recommended to me.
So what did you think about these free self-discovery quizzes and tests? Which one is your favorite? If you liked this post make sure to pin it or share it with a friend 🙂
Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention. Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.