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Free Personality Test - Assessing Your Own Personality

This free personality test on assessing your own personality is on 'Sense of Identity,' Social Anxiety Surrounding' & 'Self Actualization'.

  • A sense of personal identity - To check 'who am I?' Your likes and dislikes, what motivates you etc.
  • Social anxiety surrounding - To check your experience in unrehearsed social encounters.
  • Self Actualization - To check if you have reached your full potential.
What is your personality type?

What is your personality type?

What is Your Personality Type

How often do we see people getting into trouble for lack of understanding, not just about other people's needs, but even theirs?

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"

Isabel Briggs Myers is absolutely correct when she said WHATEVER the circumstances of your life, knowing and understanding your personality type will bring your life closer to your heart's desire.

Self-Assessment Test

I find these personality type tests useful to continue assessing my own strength and weakness. Likewise, I also used it on my staff to give them a similar understanding of themselves.

So, try this quick personality test to understand what is your personality type.

Personality Type Quiz to Assess Your Own Personality

Take the following three personality type quizzes 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 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. To check 'who am I?', your unique identity as a person, your likes and dislikes, what motivates you, etc.

There are 19 questions/statements in this test. Indicate how often each of the statements 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 of your score is given below.

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

Sense of Personal Identity Personality Type Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. I wonder what sort of person I really am
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  2. People seem to change their opinion of me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  3. I feel certain about what I should do with my life
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  4. I feel uncertain as to whether something is morally right or wrong
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  5. Most people seem to agree about what sort of person I am
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  6. I feel my way of life suits me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  7. My worth is recognized by others
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  8. I feel freer to be my real self when I am away from those who know me very well
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  9. I feel that what I am doing in life is not really worthwhile
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  10. I feel I fit in well in the community in which I live
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  11. I feel proud to be the sort of person I am
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  12. People seem to see me very differently from the way I see myself
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  13. I feel left out
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  14. People seem to disapprove of me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  15. I change my ideas about what I want from life
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  16. I am unsure as to how people feel about me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  17. My feelings about myself change
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  18. I feel I am putting on an act or doing something for effect
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  19. I feel proud to be a member of the society in which I live
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4

Scoring

Use the scoring guide below to add up your total points based on your answers.

  1. I wonder what sort of person I really am
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  2. People seem to change their opinion of me
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  3. I feel certain about what I should do with my life
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  4. I feel uncertain as to whether something is morally right or wrong
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  5. Most people seem to agree about what sort of person I am
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  6. I feel my way of life suits me
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  7. My worth is recognized by others
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  8. I feel freer to be my real self when I am away from those who know me very well
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  9. I feel that what I am doing in life is not really worthwhile
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  10. I feel I fit in well in the community in which I live
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  11. I feel proud to be the sort of person I am
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  12. People seem to see me very differently from the way I see myself
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  13. I feel left out
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  14. People seem to disapprove of me
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  15. I change my ideas about what I want from life
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  16. I am unsure as to how people feel about me
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  17. My feelings about myself change
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  18. I feel I am putting on an act or doing something for effect
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  19. I feel proud to be a member of the society in which I live
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points

Interpreting Your Score

A score between 19 and 36 means: ?

A score between 37 and 53 means: ?

A score between 54 and 64 means: ?

A score between 65 and 70 means: ?

A score between 71 and 76 means: ?

2. Assessing Personality Through 'Social Anxiety' Test

2. The next test is assessing personality for the "Social Anxiety Personality Test". It is designed to measure Social Anxiety Surrounding.

This is the personality type of anxiety we sometimes 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 to which 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 of 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

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. I often feel nervous even in casual get togethers
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  2. I usually feel uncomfortable when I am in a group of people I don't know
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  3. I am usually at ease when speaking to a member of the opposite sex
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  4. I get nervous when I must talk to a teacher or boss
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  5. Parties often make me feel anxious and uncomfortable
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  6. I am probably less shy in social interactions than most people
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  7. I sometimes feel tense talking to people of my own sex if I don't know them well
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  8. I would be nervous if I were being interviewed for a job
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  9. I wish I had more confidence in social situations
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  10. I seldom feel anxious in social situations
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  11. In general, I am a shy person
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  12. I often feel nervous when talking to an attractive member of the opposite sex
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  13. I often feel nervous when calling someone I don't know very well on the telephone
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  14. I get nervous when I speak to someone in a position of authority
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  15. I usually feel relaxed around other people, even people who are quite different from me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5

Scoring

Use the scoring guide below to add up your total points based on your answers.

  1. I often feel nervous even in casual get togethers
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  2. I usually feel uncomfortable when I am in a group of people I don't know
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  3. I am usually at ease when speaking to a member of the opposite sex
    • 1: +5 points
    • 2: +4 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +2 points
    • 5: +1 point
  4. I get nervous when I must talk to a teacher or boss
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  5. Parties often make me feel anxious and uncomfortable
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  6. I am probably less shy in social interactions than most people
    • 1: +5 points
    • 2: +4 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +2 points
    • 5: +1 point
  7. I sometimes feel tense talking to people of my own sex if I don't know them well
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  8. I would be nervous if I were being interviewed for a job
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  9. I wish I had more confidence in social situations
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  10. I seldom feel anxious in social situations
    • 1: +5 points
    • 2: +4 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +2 points
    • 5: +1 point
  11. In general, I am a shy person
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  12. I often feel nervous when talking to an attractive member of the opposite sex
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  13. I often feel nervous when calling someone I don't know very well on the telephone
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  14. I get nervous when I speak to someone in a position of authority
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
    • 5: +5 points
  15. I usually feel relaxed around other people, even people who are quite different from me
    • 1: +5 points
    • 2: +4 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +2 points
    • 5: +1 point

Interpreting Your Score

A score between 15 and 33 means: ?

A score between 34 and 51 means: ?

A score between 52 and 63 means: ?

A score between 64 and 69 means: ?

A score between 70 and 75 means: ?

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 full potential.

There are 15 questions/statements for this test. Indicate the extent to which 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 of 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

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. I do not feel ashamed of any of my emotions
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  2. I feel I must do what others expect of me
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  3. I believe that people are essentially good and can be trusted
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  4. I feel free to be angry at those I love
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  5. It is always necessary that others approve of what I do
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  6. I don't accept my own weaknesses
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  7. I can like people without having to approve of them
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  8. I fear failure
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  9. I avoid attempts to analyze and simplify complex domains
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  10. It is better to be yourself than to be popular
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  11. I have no mission in life to which I feel especially dedicated
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  12. I can express my feelings even when they may result in undesirable consequences
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  13. I do not feel responsible to help anybody
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  14. I am bothered by fears of being inadequate
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  15. I am loved because I give love
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4

Scoring

Use the scoring guide below to add up your total points based on your answers.

  1. I do not feel ashamed of any of my emotions
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  2. I feel I must do what others expect of me
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  3. I believe that people are essentially good and can be trusted
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  4. I feel free to be angry at those I love
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  5. It is always necessary that others approve of what I do
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  6. I don't accept my own weaknesses
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  7. I can like people without having to approve of them
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  8. I fear failure
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  9. I avoid attempts to analyze and simplify complex domains
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  10. It is better to be yourself than to be popular
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  11. I have no mission in life to which I feel especially dedicated
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  12. I can express my feelings even when they may result in undesirable consequences
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points
  13. I do not feel responsible to help anybody
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  14. I am bothered by fears of being inadequate
    • 1: +4 points
    • 2: +3 points
    • 3: +2 points
    • 4: +1 point
  15. I am loved because I give love
    • 1: +1 point
    • 2: +2 points
    • 3: +3 points
    • 4: +4 points

Interpreting Your Score

A score between 15 and 28 means: ?

A score between 29 and 42 means: ?

A score between 43 and 51 means: ?

A score between 52 and 55 means: ?

A score between 56 and 60 means: ?

Personality Test Completed

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

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

The Average Score is 57

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.

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 Average Score is 39

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 lower.

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.

 MeanStandard 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.

Additional Resources for Personality Test or 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

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Mazlan A

Comments

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on August 04, 2012:

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

Dina Blaszczak from Poland on August 04, 2012:

Interesting stuff, I like to do tests :)

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on May 05, 2012:

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

Diane Ziomek from Alberta, Canada on May 03, 2012:

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. :)

Mazlan A (author) from Malaysia on April 13, 2012:

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.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

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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