Having Troubles Choosing College Majors? Take the Personality Tests!

As a psychology major student, I always find myself fascinated by personality tests. The results of personality tests do not necessarily put you into different boxes by certain characteristics. Rather, they can help you gain a deeper and more thorough understanding of yourself and help you explore what you really want in your life. When you are still uncertain about your choice of major and future career, why not try take some of these personality tests listed below?  

  • Eclectic Energies Enneagram Tests

The Enneagram is a personality typing system that consists of nine different types. Everyone is considered to be one single type, although one can have traits belonging to other ones. Click the link to take the free test: https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a classic personality test designed by psychologist Jung. This is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. Take the free test here: https://www.16personalities.com/.

  • CliftonStrengths

The CliftonStrengths measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. You will get your five strongest strengths after taking the test. This test is designed to discover your talents and learn how to use them in everyday life and in your professional development. Unfortunately, there is no free access to this test. I paid $12 to take it and I think it is totally worth it. Check this link to take CliftonStrengths: https://shop.gallup.com/catalog/product/view/id/427/?utm_source=https://www.strengthsquest.com/192614/purchase.aspx&utm_medium=copy_button&utm_campaign=Buy%20at%20shop.gallup.com%20%3A%20https%3A%2F%2Fshop.gallup.com%2Fcatalog%2Fproduct%2Fview%2Fid%2F427%2F%3F.

Also, don’t forget that there is a career service called Career Center on UC campus. The Career Center provides services like career coaching and skill assessment. After you take the personality tests, you can schedule an appointment with your career coach and ask for coaching on your strengths. Try to take advantage out of it and make one more step to become whom you are meant to be! Check the Career Center’s website link: https://www.uc.edu/campus-life/careereducation/career-center/coaching.html.

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