Real Simple, a magazine I find very helpful and pratical, has the following quiz on their site: What’s Your Color Personality? This is a fun quiz to help you determine what your favorite colors say about you. It is credited to a "Laura J. Vogel, but l'll be damned if I could find anything relevant about this author. And I am not sure it was all that accurate anyway.
Once again I am reminded of a number of theories and subsequent "tests" based on the idea that our preferences in colour is an indicator of our personality. The quiz menitoned bove actually has nothing to do with your choice of colors. Instead it give you a color and style based on 10 odd types of questions. There is some intersting research on you may have "played" with the cards before. I wrote a post earlier this year on the subject: "Color to Determine Personality Traits".
Below you will see another link to the Rovin Hood Quiz. This is actually based on a case study I often use to use in training to take a look at values. Check it out.
I have been meaning to let you know about this site for sometime now. People Maps is a site for customised personality profiling. I like their philosophy as can be seen in some of their videos and downloads. Their particular tools are based on the work of Carl Jung. The site is friendly, accessible and slick. It has some great resources as well.
Another very nice feature if you like this sort of thing is that if you subscribe to their newsletter you will receive from PeopleMaps a free psychometric profile report to you courtesy of a wide range of sponsors. They assure us that these will be absolutely free reports on everything from your personality and careers to dating, sports and even superheroes. There will be exclusive special offers and a range of articles digging deeper into the topics that have a direct impact on how you lead your life. You don't have to do anything except subscribe.
One of their divisions is Career Psychometrics and they provided quick short and free aseessments also based on the work of Carl Jung specifically geared to career development. They argue that career development planning begins with discovering what you were born to do. You need to know what you have a natural career aptitude for which is why you should complete this free personality test, sometimes referred to as a career aptitude test.
Here is the free widget that you too can put up on your own site or blog. Check it out.
So postulates author Marian Adshade. Have you ever wondered in which countries people are the most promiscuous, or even if promiscuity varies at all? The International Sexuality Description Project turned up a great deal of variety in promiscuity between nations.
Marina Adshade from BigThink asks: How Promiscuous are You? Find out by taking a simple self-assessment test, which the International Sexuality Description Project—a team of more than 100 scientists—has administered in 48 different countries.* The test will take less than a minute, and will measure what psychologists call your “sociosexuality"—or, what the author calls, promiscuity. My score? About average.
Just a reminder to all of you that I have started part two in my series of posts on “Assessment Tips” in the format of a 1 or 2 minute video. They are open to everyone but listed on the community site: Assessments Here. I have specifically designed for trainers, consultants and coaches who use assessments in their business. If you are a member (it is free) you will be able to find them under the category “Tips” or by clicking HERE. Otherwise you will have to scroll down the posts to find them. You can also find them and any other videos of mine by subscribing to my YouTube Account: Platinumrule
Below is the latest in the series. It was taped about 6 weeks ago in our backyard, just before moving from Geneva to Paris. Aren't the roses beautiful? I will miss this view. Enjoy and if you have any of your own tips, comment below. I may end up using it in an upcoming video.
A couple of months ago, I conducted a webinar on an overview of values assessments based on the work of Edward Spranger and the work of Allport. There are seven dimensions of value that help explain the reasons that drive an individual to utilize their talents in the unique way they do. This Values Index will help clients understand their motivators and drivers and how to maximize performance by achieving better alignment and passion for what they do. The Online Values Assessment measures seven dimensions of motivation:
Aesthetic – a drive for balance, harmony and form.
Economic – a drive for economic or practical returns.
Individualistic – a drive to stand out as independent and unique.
Political – a drive to be in control or have influence.
Altruistic – a drive for humanitarian efforts; help others altruistically.
Regulatory – a drive to establish order, routine and structure.
Theoretical – a drive for knowledge, learning and understanding.
I compare this assessment with the PIA&V (from TTI) as well as Business Motivators (from Maximum Potential). All three measure similar aspects.
This is a great complimentary assessment to go along with any of the other ones we offer at Assess Yourself. Platinum Rule®, Social Styles and Disc are all behavioural style instruments. Here is the presentation and be sure to listen to the audio which takes you through the slides.
Psychiatrist Michael Stone explains his 22-point scale of evil, ranging from justified homicide to crimes so shocking and unspeakable they “take your breath away.”
One study, led by Dr. Michael Stone of Columbia University, delved into the life histories of over 500 people who have killed; the findings were used to develop a 22-level chart Stone calls the “gradations of evil.” The flavors of malevolence range from “Those who have killed in self-defense and do not show psychopathic tendency” to “Psychopathic torture-murderers, with torture their primary motive.” Outlaw Billy the Kid, who is believed to have killed between nine and 21 men, scores an almost cuddly six on Stone’s scale, “Impetuous hot-headed murderers, yet without marked psychopathic features.” England’s Yorkshire Ripper, convicted of the murders of 13 women, came in at a more dastardly 17.
Oprah's Spirit Newsletter last week was all about How to Tap into Your Intuitive Side. I sat on it for a few days but let's face it. . . . she knows what she is doing. There are some wonderful articles, quizzes and "how to's" available that you might want to try out. Most of them are pretty sound scientifically as well. Here they are:
Speaking for myself, I found working with the MBTI very enlightening
about how I tend to show up in the world. It also was very helpful in
learning more about the dynamics of my personal relationships. The
shadow side was particularly eye opening.
The Enneagram took it a step further for me. Besides being
deeper in my opinion, the key distinction between this and many other
self awareness models is that the Enneagram is transformational.
I am not sure if the link will work but Sandy McMullen did a great job of responding. While I did get Sandy's permission to reprint it, she has also posted it on her blog. If you are interested in this question OR the MBTI in general – please visit her site and the article at Personality Plus in Business.
I don't believe in multi-tasking. This is probably because I as grow older I am note acutely aware of how poorly I juggle too many things at one time. I like it when articles support the position that multi-tasking is not effective. While most research in the area is related to the brain, I can't help wondering if personality is also at play.
The New York Times this week has two interactive (tests) online for you to see how well you perform on a number of tasks. I will share with you one aspect of my results – while I did score well in getting the right answers – I was miserably hopelessly slower than both multi-taskers and non mulit-taskers. I blame the slowness of my computer.
Check your ability to switch between tasks and see how well you filter out distractions with a pair of tests.
I have started a series of posts on “Assessment Tips” in the format of a
1 or 2 minute video. They are specifically designed for trainers, consultants and coaches who use assessments in their business. You will be able to find them under the category
“Tips” or by clicking HERE.
There are four load and six more waiting in the wings. Below is one that you might find particularly useful even if you just like to take personality instruments.