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Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 1

Updated on February 17, 2018
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Your Personality Type

To quote Isabel Briggs Myers:

" Whatever the circumstances of your life, the understanding of type can make your perceptions clearer, your judgements sounder, and your life closer to your heart's desire"

How often do we see people getting into trouble for lack of understanding, not just about other people's need, but even theirs? Isabel Briggs Myers is absolutely correct when she said that WHATEVER the circumstances of your life, knowing and understanding your personality type will bring your life closer to your heart's desire.

What is your personality type?
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Personality Type Quiz To Assess Your Own Personality

Take the following three personality type quiz to find out your personality type:

  • Test #1: To test how developed is your sense of identity.
  • Test #2: To test your social anxiety - how you react when you meet new people, on a date etc.
  • Test #3: To test your self-actualization - knowing whether you have reached your full potential.

This Personality Tests - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 1 was taken from Jerry M. Burger's book "Personality" published by Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

1. Personality Test on " A Sense of Personal Identity"

1. This personality test on " A Sense of Personal Identity" is to give an indication of how developed is that person's sense of identity.

There are 19 questions/statements in this test. Indicate how often each of the statement applies to you using the point scale:

  • 1 = Never applies to me
  • 2 = Only occasionally or seldom applies to me
  • 3 = Fairly often applies to me
  • 4 = Very often applies to me

The explanation to your score is given below.

There is no time limit, so take your time. Do not forget to jot down your score!

A Sense of Personal Identity - Personality Type Quiz

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2. Assessing Personality Through 'Social Anxiety' Test

2. The following test on assessing personality for "Social Anxiety Personality Test" is designed to measure Social Anxiety Surrounding.

This is the personality type of anxiety we sometime experience in unrehearsed social encounters, such as when meeting new people or when on a date, as compared with the kind of anxiety a person experiences when delivering a prepared speech before a group.

There are 15 questions/statements in this test. Indicate the extent each of the following statements describes you. Indicate your answer with a 5-point scale; with 1 = Not at all characteristic to 5 = Extremely characteristic

The explanation to your personality type score is given below.

As in the previous test, there is no time limit for this personality test, so take your time.

Social Anxiety - Personality Test

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3. Personality Test on 'Self Actualization'

3. This final personality test is on " Self Actualization".

Abraham Maslow in his article A Theory of Human Motivation defines self-actualization as the desire to become more and more of what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. (source: Wikipedia) i.e. if you have reached your potential.

There are 15 questions/statements for this test. Indicate the extent each of the following statements applies to you. Using the 4-point scale, where:

  • 1 = Disagree
  • 2 = Disagree somewhat
  • 3 = Agree somewhat
  • 4 = Agree

The explanation to your score is given below.

Again, there is no time limit, so take your time, and do not forget to jot down your score.

Self Actualization - Personality Test

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Personality Test Completed

Congratulations! You have completed all the three tests in Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 1 - Sense of Identity, Social Anxiety Surrounding & Self Actualization. Now let's check the results below:

Your Score Analysis To "A Sense of Personal Identity" Personality Test

To get the actual score multiply your Hubpages score by 0.76.

As an example, if your HubPages score is 70%. Then 70 x 0.76 = 53.2 Your actual "A Sense of Personality Identity" score is therefore 53.2

Ochse & Plug (1986) found average scores for this scale to be around 57. The standard deviation for this test is around 7, indicating that the majority of people obtain scores that fall within 7 points of the average score. Scores higher than this average range indicate a particularly well-developed sense of identity. Lower scores suggest the person is still progressing.

Your Score Analysis To "Social Anxiety" Personality Test

To get the actual score, multiply your Hubpages score by 0.75

As an example, if your HubPages Social Anxiety score is 85% then 85 x 0.75 = 63.75 Your actual "Social Anxiety" score is therefore 63.75.

The mean score is about 39 (as per research done on undergraduate students), with a standard deviation of about 10. (Leary 1986)

People who score high on the scale tend to experience social anxiety more often and more intensely than those who score low.

Your Score Analysis To "Self Actualization" Personality Test

To get the actual score, multiply your Hubpages score by 0.60

As an example, if your HubPages Self Actualization score is 55% then 55 x 0.60 = 33.00. Your actual "Self Actualization" score is therefore 33.00.

The higher the score, the more self-actualized you are, at this point in your life. You can compare your score with the norms for college students; as reported by the test developers as per table below.

 
Mean
Standard Deviation
Men
45.02
4.95
Women
46.07
4.79
 
 
 

Further Recommended Reading

If you need to explore this topic further, you can read How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself, a great book for reference.

Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 2

If you enjoyed doing the above tests in Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 1- Sense of Identity, Social Anxiety Surrounding & Self Actualization then continue with additional tests on Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 2 which covers test on whether you will divulge your feelings to others, and, test on whether you can control happenings that are influencing you.

Click here to go to Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality Part 2

Additional Resources for Personality Test or on Psychology Test

1. American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States. APA educates the public about psychology, behavioral science, and promotes psychological science.

2. The Myers & Briggs Foundation

The Myers & Briggs Foundation website

3. Santa Clara University - College of Arts and Sciences - Psychology - Faculty -Jerry Burger

Jerry M. Burger's, author of Personality textbook, profile at Santa Clara University Psychology Department website

Unlocking You, Human Needs, Self Actualization, How to, Maslow, Humanistic Psychology

© 2011 Mazlan

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      @Dina, thanks for droping by. Doing this personality test is actually fun and I hope you will gain something from it. Good luck!

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      Dina Blaszczak 5 years ago from Poland

      Interesting stuff, I like to do tests :)

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      @brsmom68 Thanks for visiting and commenting. Doing personality test is always a great past time for me!

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      The quizzes were very interesting...I really had to think about my responses to some of the statements. I will be back to read more. :)

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      vespawoolf, thanks for dropping by. Yes you are right, information on personality test can be overwhelming. There's so many tests that we can do free online. I am glad you liked these tests that I have here.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love personality testing and esp. Myers-Briggs. There's so much information about it, though, that it can get overwhelming. I really like the aspects that you share here. Thank you!

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