During our coaching relationship, I might suggest that you take different tests/assessments. This way, you can learn more about yourself and we can work on customized habits and strategies that will help you make positive and long-lasting changes.
Below you will find a list of personality tests that I personally recommend in my coaching practice.
You can take them all, of course, but I would recommend that you start with one, and add others at a later time if we feel the need.
If you would like to take all of these tests, make sure you choose the one you would like to focus on and confirm with me BEFORE the coaching session, as we will only have about 30 minutes to review and discuss the results.
This is my preferred choice, as it perfectly aligns with my holistic coaching practice.
The test (created by psychologist and founder of positive psychology Martin Seligman) measures character strengths, core positive capacities for thinking and feeling, and it helps you learn how to capitalize on them in your life and in the workplace.
The result reveals 24 character strengths with your signature strengths (those most essential to who you are) at the top.
The test focuses on five personality aspects (mind, energy, nature, tactics, and identity), and it uses a similar framework to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI, below) with the same acronym format for its simplicity and convenience, but with an extra letter to accommodate five rather than four scales.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is based on Carl Jung’s theory, suggesting that we experience the world using four principal psychological functions: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking, and it is the gold standard when it comes to personality tests.
The test measures your preferences and how you perceive your world, giving insights on how you make decisions, process information, and interact with others. The result will reveal your personal type (you receive 4 letters which stand for your traits/preferences).