Do Personality Tests Actually Work? (Insightful Data)

10m · June 8, 2021

Do Personality Tests Actually Work? (Insightful Data)

Today Eric discusses if personality tests are actually helpful from a business perspective. Tuning in you’ll hear about his three favorite personality tests, how they work, and how they differ. Eric gives a breakdown of what these different tests have said about him and compares his personality test results to those of a team member, Noah. Eric explains how these tests can be used to help team members understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses to work well together, as well as identify gaps that can be filled in with other personalities. Find out whether or not personality tests may be useful for your business and how to choose the one that’s right for you. TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:21] Eric explains how personality tests are used in business. [00:55] The personality tests that Eric finds useful starting with Ray Dalio’s PrinciplesYou test.  [01:55] Eric uses the PrinciplesYou test to compare his personality to a team member’s personality. [04:04] How the test can be used to identify gaps and find team members with the right personalities to fill them.  [06:04] Another test that Eric recommends: The Predictive Index.  [06:16] How The Predictive Index shows you your key strengths and blind spots. [07:41] The StrengthsFinder test and how it compares to the other personality tests. [08:03] What StrengthsFinder says about Eric and Noah’s personalities.  [09:37] Closing thoughts on why Eric thinks personality tests do actually work and the importance of choosing the right one. [09:56] Let Eric know in the comments if he missed any great personality tests, subscribe, and hit the bell button.  Resources From The Interview:   PrinciplesYou  The Predictive Index  StrengthsFinder   Leave Some Feedback:     What should I talk about next? Who should I interview? Please let me know on Twitter or in the comments below. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review here Subscribe to Leveling Up on iTunes Get the non-iTunes RSS Feed     Connect with Eric Siu:      Growth Everywhere Single Grain Leveling Up Eric Siu on Twitter   Eric Siu on Instagram

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