Start the Personality Self-Assessment

There are 86 statements in this tool. Be honest as you evaluate each statement. Think of the content in each statement as YOU see yourself; not how you think others view you. At the end of each statement is a check box for True or False. Answer "True" if the entire statement applies to you - or MOSTLY applies to you. Answer "False" if part of the statement does not apply to  you, or if the entire statement MOSTLY does not apply to you.

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1. I succeed when others may fail, primarily because I keep pushing when they get discouraged or quit.

2. My calm, tranquil nature keeps me from getting upset in the face of external turmoil or stress.

3. I seem to be able to fairly accurately diagnose the obstacles and dangers of projects I am planning.

4. I can get annoyed by some people’s enthusiasm and even needle them sometimes.

5. I usually allow others to approach me. Typically I don’t initiate an introduction or conversation.

6. People see me as a leader, more from my drive and persistence than my “people personality”.

7. I’m not the best at conversing with others, but I can analyze them pretty well.

8. I often arrive late and forget what I’ve promised people.

9. I’m deeply loyal to a few friends, rather than the kind of person who has a lot of friends.

10. I am motivated by the people around me. If they are busy I get busy; if they aren’t I’m not either.

11. My self-motivation makes me do something if it needs to be done. I can’t be satisfied until I complete it.

12. I usually prefer activities that I can do alone, such as reading, than to activities with a lot of others.

13. I go over and over decisions I have made, second guessing whether I made the right one.

14. I wouldn’t say anything out loud, but sometimes I only help someone half-heartedly because deep down I believe there is a better way.

15. I easily remember when someone has insulted me and tend to think about it now and then.

16. I enjoy myself and life, and my attitude seems contagious to people I’m with.

17. I am introspective and tend to mull over the events of the past, sometimes over and over again.

18. I have a sharp mind and can usually plan long-range projects well.

19. My fear that people will reject me keeps me from being more sociable.

20. I like to be around others and enjoy it when something is going on all the time.


 

About This Self-Assessment

What makes understanding your personality type important?

Every person is born with a personality type. We call it a “language.” Four temperaments make up a person’s personality type. Each person is born with a mix of all four, but the one, two or three that are stronger in a person, create that person’s specific “language.”

The problem is, the differences in perspective and behavior of each temperament language, and each temperament mix, can cause difficulties in a team. A team leader understands that there are no right or wrong languages, and places no judgment on a person’s personality type.

Our default mindset, however, tends to think others should talk OUR language and see “it” the way we do. A wise leader, however, understands that the best language to speak, is the language of the other person.

In fact, learning how the different temperament languages interact creates a clear understanding of why certain people don’t get along with others, how to solve communication difficulties, even how to better delegate or deal with conflict.

Take this assessment to learn what YOUR language is. Then read the attached material to understand how your personality type will interact with others. A wise leader practices speaking ALL the languages and can connect with anyone.


Additional Resources

Below are some resources that support this self-assessment (the first two are available free to any visitor; the last requires Free Member access).

History of Personality Type Terminology

A brief summary of the history of personality type terminology, why Truby Achievements uses four temperament types, and where these temperament types originate.

Temperament Types Summary

Learn more about the 4 temperament types including their strengths, weaknesses, and general characteristics.

Guide to Better Understanding and Relating to Temperament Types

A detailed summary of the four temperament types and a guide to predicting how each temperament type acts, what motivates them, how to sell them on an idea or a product, and how to anticipate their questions.