Personality Types and Tests

Take a look at our resources for personality tests to help understand why you think what you think. These psychological profiles are useful for identifying unconscious bias, personality “types”, weaknesses, strengths, and behaviours in different aspects of life.


The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.


Researchers have found that there is a science to personality. Every single person–regardless of gender, age or nationality — is made up of 5 basic traits: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. Fondly known as the Big 5 Personality Traits, or OCEAN, these are incredibly helpful for understanding yourself.

The Enneagram

The Enneagram Institute, created in 1997 by the late Don Richard Riso and by Russ Hudson, was formed to further research and development of the Enneagram, one of the most powerful and insightful tools for understanding ourselves and others. At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.

The Fisher Temperament Inventory The FTI is a measure of personality based on the idea that behavior is influenced by the dominance of neurotransmitters in the brain. The FTI identifies four chemical subsystems of the brain (dopamine, serotonin, testosterone, estrogen) and measures four scales of behavior believed to be produced by those systems and an overall temperament type.

The Political Compass

In an age of diminishing ideology, The Political Compass helps a new generation in particular to get a better idea of where they stand politically — and the sort of political company they keep.

Eysenck Personality Questionnaire

The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) is a three dimensional personality assessment tool that was preceded by an overlapping two-dimensional measure called the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI). The EPI was developed by Hans and Sybil Eysenck[1] to measure the two broad dimensions of Extraversion-Introversion* and Neuroticism-Stability.

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