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Each of us wants to be successful, to achieve our goals, to live happily. But why does someone manage to achieve what they want, but most people do not? There is no mystery here, it’s all about our personality. Yes, yes, it is the psychological characteristics of the personality that help someone to live happily, and hinder someone. How to find out your individual personality traits? The answer is simple – with the help of psychological tests. And here we will present a selection of tests to identify the type of personality, well, you choose which test you like best.

Tests to identify personality types

Typology of personalities according to A. Afanasyev

In 1990, Alexander Yuryevich developed a system that can explain the incomprehensible nuances of human behavior, harmony and disharmony, attraction or repulsion between representatives of different psychotypes. He called his system psychosophy, in which he refers each person to 24 psychotypes, according to the number of possible combinations of four character elements:
1.Physics
2. Emotion
3. Logic
4. Will
The test consists of 36 questions that must be answered honestly in order to find out your psychotype. Then you can compare the test results with your character and compare the description with reality.

Socionic test

This test was created on the basis of C. Jung’s typology, in which he distinguished:

  • Boolean type;
  • Ethical type;
  • Touch type;
  • Intuitive type.

The test has 52 questions that need to be answered without hesitation. Then you will get accurate results. There are also 2 more types of the test: a quick test for determining the sociotype, consisting of 4 questions and V. Gulenko’s test in which there are 68 questions. With the help of this test, you will be able to understand yourself, find out how best to build friendly, loving relationships, which profession will suit you best. After passing this test, your attitude towards the world and yourself will change.

MBTI test

Another test that you may face when applying for a job. This test is based on the work of K.G. Jung’s Psychological Types, by scholars such as Isabelle Myers and Katharina Briggs. They have developed a simple and straightforward model that describes the differences between people. As a result, 4 scales were identified:

  • Consciousness orientation;
  • Situation orientation;
  • Decision making basis;
  • Method of preparing solutions.

Based on the test results, the employer can find out your propensity for work activities, ways of solving difficult problems, behavior in stressful situations, etc. Well, you can find out the exact characteristics of your personality, your strengths and weaknesses.

Classical techniques for identifying personal characteristics

R. Cattell’s multivariate personality questionnaire

This is the most common technique in identifying individual psychological characteristics of a person. In the test, R. Cattell identified 16 factors that can be used to describe the personality completely. The final version of the questionnaire was published in 1970. The test contains 187 questions that need to be answered quickly without hesitation. A feature of the questionnaire is that people from 16 years old and ending with the old age period can take it. If you want to study your personality in more detail, then this test will give you a full description.

C. Jung’s psychological typology of personality

In 1920 K.G. Jung introduced new concepts into personality psychology. He divided all people into 3 types:
1. Introverts – direct their energy into internal activities;
2. Extroverts – direct their energy into external activities;
3. Ambiverts – have equal internal and external energy.
Thanks to this technique, you will find out which personality type prevails in you. And then you can properly study your character, love and accept yourself.

Personal questionnaire G. Eysenck

The EPI personality questionnaire appeared in 1963, after Hans Eysenck, together with Sibylla Eysenck, created the PEN test (Psychoticism, Extraversion, and Neuroticism). On our site you can go through an improved version of EPQ-R developed in 1985, which we have translated and adapted. The test consists of 48 questions and has such scales as: psychoticism, neuroticism, extraversion. As a result, the test reveals which type of temperament you belong to more.

Five-factor personality questionnaire

The Big Five questionnaire was developed in 1983-1985. scientists R. McCrae and P. Costa. The first test IPIP-NEO-120 (J. Johnson, 2014) from the IPIP (International Personality Item Pool) in Russia was translated and adapted in 2018 by M.A.Perkov. This questionnaire consists of 120 questions. The test diagnoses the severity of the following factors:

  • Extraversion – Introversion;
  • Benevolence – hostility;
  • Organization – disorganization;
  • Emotional instability – stability;
  • Openness is closeness to new experience.

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