A Personal Message from Alan Chapman (Businesballs founder/owner)

My partner and soulmate Liane Ashberry died in April 2015. Shortly before Liane died we finished four years of writing and recording an album of original songs. The album is called Ploughed Heart, by Rude Angel (released 9th October) - we were a little amateur trio, now a duo. Our songs - especially Liane's beautiful lyrics and vocals - were mainly inspired by Liane's loss of her daughter Ella age 11 to bone cancer in 2009, together with Liane's extraordinary love, fun, spirituality and generosity in life. The songs are variously touching, uplifting, sad, etc., and some people seem to love them. After losing Ella, Liane raised over £60,000 for bone cancer research and children's cancer treatment facilities. She was the most selfless giving person I have ever known. Proceeds of our album will as far as possible go to Liane's charities, extended now to mental health and suicide reduction, because sadly Liane took her own life. The devastation is beyond words. If you can support us in any way I would be hugely grateful. See our band's website www.rudeangel.co.uk, and our facebook page. You can hear all the songs free at Soundcloud. There is a Youtube video of the single 'Rhythm of Sound' from the album. To promote the album, please sign up to our 'Thunderclap' which will announce the album on 24th October to all of your Facebook/Twitter contacts. Thank you so much. Love to you all, Alan Chapman xxx.

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personality tests

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)


see also

Other sections on this website relating to personality, motivation and personal development:


Alan Chapman/Businessballs

Please see additional referencing/usage terms below.