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free personality testing and assessments materials

Personality and aptitude tests (psychometrics) are helpful for managing people and for understanding yourself. You should also consider using personality and aptitude tests if you are recruiting or developing people. A selection of personality tests and working style self-assessment tools are free to view and download below. Supporting diagrams and other tools are available at the free online resources section.

See also the excellent Businessballs Space presence and resources of Psychometric Success, which features many free examples of psychometric and aptitude tests, useful for job hunting adn other testing applications.

See the personality styles section for more information about personality styles and theories, psychometrics models and tests, including the Four Temperaments, Myers Briggs MBTI, Keirsey, Belbin, DISC and Benziger.

You may use any the free tests and assessment materials below provided you acknowledge copyright and this website. These materials are not to be sold or published and are not to be put onto any other website.

We do not accept responsibility for any liability that arises from the use of these materials and you are strongly advised to seek local qualified advice if in any doubt about the use or positioning of these tools. Assessing people is a sensitive matter, and needs handling carefully - assessments and tests are positive development tools, not sticks with which to beat people. See the disclaimer notice below.

Personality tests and psychometrics instruments come in a wide variety of formats. Many are now free, although beware of using copied materials that are 'apparently' free because many are not and will be subject to licensing and copyright protection.

Validated psychometrics instruments and personality tests are commonly quite expensive and many require training and/or accreditation to administer. Scientifically validated tests cost the psychometrics providers a lot of money to develop, which is why these tests are rarely free.

If you are interested in psychometrics and personality testing it's useful to seek demonstrations and explanations before you buy. Training and Human Resources exhibitions are a good source of suppliers and new ideas.

Graphology (hand-writing analysis) is also worth exploring.

These various assessments and tests below are not scientifically validated - some are serious and reasonably solid instruments - others are obviously more light-hearted. Use them appropriately and be sensitive to people's feelings. Always seek permission before assessing people and always involve them in the analysis. Assess yourself too. Even the most basic instrument can be a very useful 'mirror' for your own attitudes and styles. It often helps to have another viewpoint, which is essentially what psychometrics and personality assessments provide.

 

free personality tests and assessments - free to download

mental concentration test - PDF file - mostly for fun - good for illustrating the need to read test questions before attempting answers

free new mental concentration test - MSWord version - mostly for fun - also good for illustrating the need to read test questions before attempting answers

free Multiple Intelligences test (based on Howard Gardner's model) - in MSExcel self-calculating format

free Multiple Intelligences test - manual test in MSExcel

free Multiple Intelligences test - manual test in pdf format

free Multiple Intelligences test - manual test for young people in MSExcel

free Multiple Intelligences test - manual test for young people in pdf format

free VAK learning styles test - MSWord version

free VAK learning styles test - pdf version

'The Alternative Dalai Lama Personality Test' - a piece of nonsense

original 'Dalai Lama Personality Test' - the original piece of nonsense

free VAK (Visual Auditory Kinesthetic) learning styles inventory short self-test - a quick indicator of preferred learning style

free quick Maslow hierarchy of needs self-test (based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)

free XY-theory individual and organisation test (based on McGregor's XY Theory)

take the online ethics test - fun with a serious message

ethical decision-making - just plain serious

free Skill Set and Behaviour self-assessment test (primarily for sales/commercial/business roles)

free Personal Business Strengths Profile self-assessment (for self-awareness, interview and appraisal preparation)

free handwriting (graphology) self-assessment quick-test (for graphology training, self-awareness, interview and appraisal preparation)

free leadership communications style self-test (for inspirational, motivational capabilities - mostly for fun with some serious pointers)

 

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The use of this material is free provided copyright (see below) is acknowledged and reference or link is made to the www.businessballs.com website. This material may not be sold, or published in any form. Disclaimer: Reliance on information, material, advice, or other linked or recommended resources, received from Alan Chapman, shall be at your sole risk, and Alan Chapman assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or damages arising. Users of this website are encouraged to confirm information received with other sources, and to seek local qualified advice if embarking on any actions that could carry personal or organisational liabilities. Managing people and relationships are sensitive activities; the free material and advice available via this website do not provide all necessary safeguards and checks. Please retain this notice on all copies.

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