Online Personality Assessments
Below are two personality assessments that are free of charge and worth the time to take. Keep in mind, these are different than the ELI assessment but certainly valuable as a tool to show what potential character traits you have when showing up for work and life in general. These are objective assessments whereas the ELI is a subjective assessment.
Character Strengths Assessment - VIA
This assesses the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave and are the keys to you being your best self. When applied effectively, they are beneficial both to you and society as a whole. They are different than your other strengths, such as your unique skills, talents, interests and resources, because character strengths reflect the "real" you — who you are at your core.
Why do I need to know my Character Strengths?
Knowing your character strengths isn’t just interesting information. When skillfully applied, character strengths can actually have a significant positive impact on your life. Research shows that using your character strengths can help you:
Buffer against, manage and overcome problems
Improve your relationships
Enhance health and overall well-being
16 Personalities - Personality Assessment
With their model, they've combined the best of both worlds. They use the acronym format introduced by Myers-Briggs due to its simplicity and convenience – however, they have redefined several Jungian traits and introduced an additional one, simplifying their model and bringing it closer to the latest developments, namely the dimensions of personality called the Big Five personality traits. Furthermore, unlike Myers-Briggs or other theories based on the Jungian model, they have not incorporated cognitive functions such as Extraverted Thinking or Introverted Sensing, or their prioritization, instead choosing five independent scales and building their types around them. This has allowed them to achieve high test accuracy while also retaining the ability to define and describe distinct personality types.
The main purpose of their test and type descriptions is to encourage personal development and improve understanding of one’s self and others.