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Personality Tests and What I Think of Them

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Some of you may have taken a personality test for your employer or just for fun, while some of you may have never taken one at all. Are they really important in finding out more about yourself?

Well, there isn’t a simple answer to that question. For one, a lot of the information you gain from a personality test just confirms what you already know about yourself. How helpful is that? However, there are secret nuggets of information in many tests that can help you when choosing a career, finding a mate and making changes to otherwise not so positive parts of yourself.

So do they have value?  I think so. Anytime something is put before us in print it's hard not to let it make us think. We think about whether it is true, false, preposterous, or enlightening. Personality tests challenge our beliefs about ourselves, and challenge is good. It helps us grow, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and introspectively.

In this way, personality tests are a great addition to Life Coaching, either taken on your own or as part of the Life Coaching process. They can help you find a jumping-off point that can 'get the ball rolling' so to speak, but they can also hold you back if you don’t like what you see. The key here is to dig deep, acknowledge your roadblocks and assess what dreams they may be holding back. Then you will be free to find the strength you need to Dream Big and Make those Dreams a Reality.

I did.

Miranda Marschalk,

Psychotherapist & CLC


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