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Today's Challenge - Take a personality assessment

One of the most valuable resources we have and can learn more about is that lovely face starring back at you in the mirror each morning. What makes you tick? What are your biggest strengths? Weaknesses? What are your guiding personality traits? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 

By learning about our guiding characteristics and personality traits we can better understand how we relate to others, where our greatest chances to thrive are and so much more! 

DISC assessment

For example, when I recently took the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment, I discovered that my top 5 themes are:

1. Connectedness

2. Individualization

3. Ideation

4. Futuristic

5. Strategic 

What does all of this mean? Well, when you purchase a test, you'll get a comprehensive report outlining exactly what your top 5 themes are and how to utilize that information in your daily life. I found my report very intriguing, and I've been able to go to my action items for sound guidance for living my best life! 

Another great test, and one that doesn't cost anything thanks to the guru himself, Tony Robbins, is the DISC Profile. Dr. William Marston, the psychologist who proposed the DISC Model of Behavior, argued that behavioral expression of emotions could be categorized into 4 main categories:  Dominance (D), Inducement (I), Submission (S), and Compliance (C).

Since his book, Emotions of Normal People in 1928, the DISC assessment has become a cornerstone for businesses and individuals seeking to understand their own emotions and their ability to relate to others in context of their emotional behavior. 

One of my personal favorite tests, and one (a limited version) that is also free is the Myers Briggs Personality Test. This test, based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory, will give you a 4 letter formula that will provide you tons of insight into what your strengths and weaknesses are, what careers would be best for you, how to communicate with other types and so much more. 

For example, I am an ENFP which means: 

  • I have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (12%)
  • I have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (47%)
  • I have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
  • I have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (22%)

From there I was able to learn all about what makes me uniquely me. And I have to say... the report was pretty spot on! 

So, today, gain a little insight into your own best asset, YOU! Choose one of the three tests outlined above. The Myers Briggs Test, provided by Human Metrics, is probably the one I would recommend for someone who wants a free, thorough but quick, option. 

Share your results below, and whether you found them to be accurate. As always, Live Your Best Life today!