What Type Of Person Are You Quiz For Self-Improvement

By Stephanie Kirby|Updated April 29, 2022

Raise your hand if you've ever taken a fun online personality quiz. You know, those quizzes that tell you which Marvel superhero or TV sitcom character you are. Sure, they're a fun way to pass the time. And the fact that we love personality quizzes so much reveals how much we yearn to discover new truths about ourselves. After all, it makes sense because the more you know about yourself, the more you can improve yourself to align better with your true life purpose.

If you're in the mood for a personality quiz, why not take one that truly reveals your strengths, weaknesses and helps you clarify your goals for the future?

A "what type of person are you” quiz can relate to us interesting facts or insights about ourselves and how we get along with others, as well as how we see our future. Ultimately, no one can decide what kind of person you are; not even a psychiatrist or doctor who helps us to be happy, to be comfortable in our own skin, and to be a law-abiding member of society can tell us who exactly we are.

No one can actually define who you are, except you. You, and you alone, have that power. True, there are still those who believe there are only a few archetypes of human beings, such as this article in Inc.com, which states that the major personality types are conscientious, extroversion, agreeable, open to experience, and neuroticism. Others believe in the more animal-like theory of alphas, betas, omegas, and so forth.

Personality tests are not really scientific classifications, but the perceptions of educators, doctors, and psychologists. There is still active debate in psychology regarding what depression really is and whether it involves a chemical imbalance or is related to "normal" serotonin levels, however normal can be defined in such a case.

Questions For “What Type Of Person Are You?” Quiz

Rather than focus so much on what other people think you are, instead consider asking some pointed questions regarding who you WANT to be because that's what matters.

  • Do you have goals and ambitions for the future?
  • How do you help other people? What skills and resources do you have that could be of help to others?
  • What do you want to accomplish with your life? One goal or a set of multiple goals?
  • What influences or factors hold you back from accomplishing said goals? Do you often look back and realize that you dream frequently but never do? What prevents you from transforming dreams into realities?

Other Personality Quizzes To Try

If you're still in need of guidance and clarity, you can always try out any of these free personality quizzes. Besides clarity, they also offer a little fun mixed in.

The "Who Am I?" Visual DNA Test

The advantage to this quiz is that it uses pictures instead of verbal questions, which can be suggestive. You will be rated on qualities of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The results give you insight into everything from professional leadership to personal relationships.

Test Color

This test really comes down to two simple questions: What colors do you like the most? And what colors do you like the least? From your answers to these questions, this test derives an array of insights about your leadership style, relationship style, and the things that motivate you.

See My Personality

Ph.D. researchers developed a series of brain teasers to garner real insight into the way your brain works. These questions break down your spatial abilities, logic, and reasoning skills to determine whether you're more of a "right-brained" or "left-brained" kind of person.

Skills You Need

This quiz evaluates your interpersonal skills in the areas of listening skills, verbal communication, emotional intelligence, and teamwork. You'll find out exactly where you excel when it comes to your personal and professional relationships...and where you could use a little more work.

The Pottermore Sorting Hat

This falls more into the category of "just for fun." Still, you may find it enlightening to discover whether you would be placed in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin. Created by J.K. Rowling herself, this quiz is a fun way to understand yourself in the context of the wizarding world. You can also take other personality-based tests here, such as which house you would belong to at the North American wizarding school (Ilvermorny), what your patronus would be, and what type of wand you would have.

16 Personalities

Based on the work of Carl Gustav Jung, you might consider this one the granddaddy of all personality tests. It breaks down your personality along four different spectrums, yielding a total of 16 unique personality types and revealing implications for romantic relationships, career, friendship, and almost every aspect of life. This is a free version of the psychology-backed Meyers-Briggs personality test, and still quite accurate despite being free.

SoKanu Career Assessment

If you're trying to figure out what career is right for you, this assessment is perfect. It takes inventory of your particular skills and strengths to yield a list of careers that are just right for you. By asking how you'd react to simulated situations, you can gain some valuable insight about your path in life.

The Mensa IQ Test

How smart are you really? Although the disclaimer announces that this quiz is "just for fun" and not a real IQ test, it's still an interesting way to see how your intelligence compares to the smartest minds in the world.

The Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)

We've talked about IQ. But what about EQ (Emotional Intelligence)? By asking how you react in a variety of situations, the test determines your areas of strength and weakness in the realm of emotional intelligence and gives you specific skills to work on.

Goleman's EQ Test

How about taking an EQ test created by the one who first discovered and presented Emotional Intelligence to the world? Daniel Goleman himself came up with this test of EQ, which shows how your level of EQ helps or hinders you in your career.

Spirit Animal Quiz

No, you may not gain any life-changing insight from learning that your spirit animal is a bear, while your best friend’s is a snake. Still, it's interesting and makes a great topic for conversation and comparison.

Answers to Think Over

Even after all of these questions and quizzes, are you still having trouble figuring out your goals? If you have no goals or ambitions, ask yourself if it's because people tend to limit you, you’re somehow limiting or doubting yourself, or because you feel your dreams are too unattainable. The real issue is not that you SHOULD have goals, but that you are happy where you are in life. One approach to happiness is finding a balance between accomplishing your dreams while also helping the society around you. If you don't have resources in property or money, what can you give in talent and time? Have you ever created a goal sheet for the long-term and short-term and if not, is it because you can't think of ideas or because the idea of doing something like this makes you nervous?
If you can identify what holds you back, you may be able to make greater progress. Are you self-sabotaging your own goals in life or are there factors that could be eliminated or reduced?

You can also say there are two types of people in the world: dreamers and doers. You do not have to just be a dreamer. You can decide to be a doer and can readjust your goals and ambitions to be attainable, realistic, and measurable. Everything is a matter of perspective, and truly we are the ones who most hold ourselves back – and also the ones most capable of propelling ourselves forward. We are, each and every one of us, capable of so much more than we think.

How BetterHelp Can Help

If you’re having a hard time setting goals for yourself, figuring out who you are, or where you want to go in life, speaking with an experienced and licensed counselor may help. A study conducted by the Berkeley Well-Being Institute found that 98% of BetterHelp users significantly improve on their mental health journeys, 96% prefer it to other therapy options, 85% find it to be affordable, and approximately 90% have a positive working alliance with their therapist. This is compared to 74%, 60%, 66%, and around 60% for in-person therapy goers, respectively.

BetterHelp has the added benefit of being incredibly convenient and accessible; with thousands of board-certified therapists worldwide operating on a variety of schedules, it’s easy to find someone well-suited to help you whenever you need it. All you’ll need is an internet connection to get started, and from there sessions can be held via phone call, video chat, live voice recordings sent back and forth, or instant messaging/texting. Not having to go to a physical office for sessions also enables BetterHelp to be cheaper than many other therapy options, as you don’t have to commute to sessions and our therapists can keep their rates lower as they don’t have to pay to rent out office space.

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