Carly’s not the hugest fan of personality tests because she thinks anything that requires people to self-assess needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt. Meanwhile, Kelly loves them (because her personality type LOVES personality tests!).
In this episode the girls share a bit about how personality testing even came about, how effective they actually are, and whether they really help with self-awareness. They also run through some of the most popular personality tests on the market and the insights they’ve gained about themselves from those tests.
Kelly’s written a whole blog series
about using the Myers-Briggs personality typing to figure out what makes you ‘buzzy’
Study by Dr Kevin Bradley
about the effectiveness of personality tests when used for employment purposes
Study that tries to determine whether self-awareness has improved
since doing a personality test
Personality tests we mention:
Sally Hogshead Fascination
Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies
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