Monday, November 11, 2013

Personality Tests

A fellow-blogger friend Susan Wright-Boucher posted 7 free online personality tests that can be utilized to learn more about yourself. As she points out in her blog, these tests can also help with team-building.

As an entrepreneur, I think that they can come in handy when you're trying to learn more about the person you are planning to work with, as well as yourself. As Susan pointed out, she learned a lot more about herself while taking the tests prior to the blog post.

After a few personality mismatches, I've been considering implementing a personality test as part of the pre-screening/pre-qualification to work with a new client. But the clients I work with are super-busy people, so getting them to sit still long enough to complete this process would probably be a little bit like pulling teeth.

I think that when you are planning to do business, especially in one-on-one situations, you may want to know a little bit more about the personality of the other person in the equation. It can help you understand how they work and help you know the best approaches to deal with them on various topics that may arise.

A few minutes to answer some questions can save everybody some pain and miscommunication in the future. That's just my 2 cents. Check out the tests in the link above and let me know what you learn about yourself in the comments.