Leadership Tests

Understanding Yourself

This section on Leadership Tests seeks to show you the various tests that people use to gauge your personality as well as your leadership potential. There are some free tests for you as well.

These leadership or personality tests are traditionally used for individuals to gauge their personality and leadership style. If you want to know about your own personality, you can  use some of these tests to understand yourself more deeply.

We’re all made different, and we have different ways of handling issues. Some of us might be more contemplative, some more active. Some people are extremely organized, while others have great crisis management ability.

The issue often comes when we try to change others to be like us, and others do likewise: they try to change us to become like them. As you may know from experience, none of that actually works: it only leads to resentment, destructive conflict and even bitterness.

We are all different, and the beauty is that because of our differences, we complement each other in a team. No one has them all, but together as a team, strengths can be enhanced and weaknesses covered because of the diversity of personalities.

Using a personality test helps you to understand the diversity of gifts you have in your team, and how you can best leverage on every individual’s potential.

In this section, I am introducing some of the more famous tests and indicators used by people to gauge a person’s leadership style.

I also own a website on personality, Personality Central. If you are deeply interested in exploring personality types, I do recommend you visit my other website!

Tests for Personality and Leadership

DISC Personality Test
The DISC personality test was developed by John Geier. This simple test seeks to profile personality by testing on two simple questions: whether a person is task or people oriented and whether is he active or passive.

Myer-Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is personality test designed to observe how individuals perceive and react to the world. It was made in World War II and now made famous and used by many to find out about their own personalities.

The Big Five Personality Traits
The Big Five Personality Traits are five broad factors or dimensions of personality. The five factors are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

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