There are many personality tests on the market that employers ask candidates to take before they will even agree to interview them.
It makes sense.
If an employer is looking for a specific type of person, personality tests can tell them a lot about candidates and whether or not they will be a match for the role and company culture.
The same goes for the virtual assistant industry. More than not, I see business owners asking for your Enneagram, Myers Briggs, or Kolbe Index score.
In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a few free options for you to use. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a free Kolbe Index test yet so if you know of one, let me know, please!
Let’s get started.
16Personalities is a great free option that gives you a “freakishly accurate” description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.
It’s incredibly insightful, especially when it comes to your career and how you work with others.
16Personalites is based on the DISC number, or better knows as your Myers Brigg.
Now let’s delve into the Enneagram.
The Enneagram is based on the Enneagram personality theory, which describes personality in terms of nine types, each driven by their own set of core emotions, fears, and beliefs.
If you’re interested in your enneagram, try Truity.com.
Don’t be surprised if when applying for a virtual assistant position, you’re asked for the results of one of these tests.
Feel free to use the free versions without feeling obligated to purchase the paid version of the test.
However, if you want real insight into your motivations, blind spots, strengths, weaknesses, then go for it and purchase a paid version of one of the above tests.
Wanna guess what my enneagram is?
I’m a 3 and number 8 comes in a close second meaning I’m a mix of these two. The third number that comes up very strongly in my results is a 2 (giver) which makes a lot of sense.
Now it’s your turn. Take one of these free tests and see what your results are.
If you’re feeling up to it, hit comment and let me know what you found out. I read every comment and while I may not be able to respond to each and everyone, I absolutely try!
Sending you love,