March 2016 Update
I have added a separate, but very detailed introversion / extraversion assessment from Scientific American magazine. This is the most confusing and misunderstood dimension of the four in the personality assessment below so you might want to try this Scientific American assessment to better understand yourself, and/or the concept of introversion / extraversion, itself, and possibly others with that better understanding.
The personality assessment which these documents interpret are now available as a free iOS app in the iTunes App Store!
This page contains the results files for this site’s Free Personality Assessment based on the works of Jung, Myers, Briggs and Keirsey. Assessments were based on the personality typing work of Carl G. Jung, expanded on and popularized by Katherine C. Briggs, Isabel Briggs Myers and David Keirsey.
After you have completed the Excel file assessment, the Results tab in the file should look similar to the graphic below.
The PDF files in the following sections will give you a much more in-depth explanation of your results. Pending your familiarity with Jung personality typing and Keirsey Temperaments, I suggest you follow the steps in each section in the order presented to get the information in a complete and logical manner. You may do the same to learn more about another Temperament or personality type of interest to you.
Start by reading the Overview Document
This document will:
- Go through your summary results to describe what all the terms and numbers mean;
- Tell you how to interpret your results, and how not to interpret them;
- Give you a background on Jung personality typing and Keirsey Temperaments; and
- Summarize learning styles for your result by trait (letter) in each Preference (box), which will be very useful to know because we all learn through life
Identify and read your Temperament PDF
This section is optional, but I highly recommend it. It will give you a fuller understanding personality typing and their interactions, and will be referenced in your specific personality type PDF (next section).
Temperaments were created by David Keirsey. He created the original and current version of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter® on which the personality assessments on this site were based. There are four Temperaments in Keirsey’s system, each including four of the 16 possible Jung personality types. Your file will:
- Talk about the three other personality types sharing your Temperament;
- Describe how to deal with colleagues and bosses of each Temperament, in situations of stress, interviews and other aspects of the work place;
- Explain tendencies of romantic and other types of relationships; and
- Feature other insights you won’t find in your specific personality profile PDF (next section).
Click on your Temperament file below to download the file:
Understanding your Personality Type
These files contain information specific to your Jung personality type to:
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses, for work and relationships;
- Point out famous people who have the same personality type;
- Talk about your type as friends, parents and lovers; and
- Identify what success generally means for your type and give you ten lifestyle rules to attain that success; and
- Suggest other ideas for personal development.
Whatever you choose to take and reject from these files, it’ll certainly give you plenty to think about!
Click on the Jung personality type below which is yours, as indicated by the four letter code in your Results sheet, to download your personality type PDF file. The files are listed in alphabetical order of the four letter personality code.
Click here to see some fictional characters’ Jung personality types if you relate well to some listed.