Here Are Some Places to Find Free Personality Tests

Determine your personality type

Do you ever wonder what personality type you have? Free personality tests available online ask you a series of questions and then tell you how your personality falls into different categories.

Some of these personality tests are based on the Myers Briggs personality test, which consists of 16 personality types and considers such traits as extraversion vs. introversion and thinking vs. feeling. Other tests are based on work by Carl Jung and other psychologists.

You might take a free online personality test to match a specific career with your personality, to learn more about yourself, or even just to compare results with friends.

A few of these free personality tests are very detailed and may take quite a while to complete. Other ones are short and will give you answer in just a few minutes. Usually, the more detailed the questions and the longer the test, the more solid your result will be.

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16Personalities

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This free personality test has 60 questions used to identify you as having one of 16 different personality types.

Questions are framed so you have seven ways to answer each of them, such as agree, neutral, or disagree, with options between them to be even more specific.

When the test is over, you’re given one of the personality types with a full description of what it means, including strengths and weaknesses, career paths, workplace habits, romantic relationships, and friendships that your personality type normally possesses.

A table shows which direction your personality points in categories like Mind, Energy, and Identity, such as Extroverted/Introverted, Intuitive/Observant, Assertive/Turbulent, and others.

16Personalities results include a special URL you can share with others to compare results.

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HumanMetrics

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This test, called "Jung Typology Test,"  has 64 yes/no-style questions all listed on one single page, which makes it easy to review your answers before submitting them.

Once your answers have been scored, you'll be told your personality type with percentages explaining which way you sway more, such as Sensing over Intuition or Perceiving over Judging. Plus, a link to your results page will be shown so you can share it.

You'll also be told your 4-letter personality type based on Carl Jung's and Isabel Briggs Myers' psychological types.

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Psych Central

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Just enter your age, gender, and country to get started with this test at Psych Central.

There are a total of 50 questions and each can be answered in one of a few ways, such as disagree strongly, agree on a little, or agree strongly, among others.

The results of this personality test are based on the "Five Factor Model" of personality, which reveals how you score when it comes to  Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness.

Psych Central shows how you score in each of these areas and then provides an explanation of what each trait means.

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Truity

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There are more than 100 questions in this test. Like some of the others ​on the list, it assesses your personality based on Briggs Myers' 16 personality types, measuring where you fall in areas like thinking vs feeling and sensing vs intuition.

Questions are set up so you gauge how strongly you relate to various things, as well as how often you possess certain feelings. The answer categories range from inaccurate to neutral to accurate.

When finished, you can view your results online with the option to build a user account to keep track of them.

Lots of information is available after the test to give you details about your personality and what it all may mean for you.

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MyPersonality

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There are 60 questions in this free personality test, which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Like some of these other tests, this one has five multiple choice answers for each question, including strongly agree, neither agree nor disagree, and strongly disagree.

When finished with the first 60 questions, you can complete the test to see your score or you can take some additional questions for a more accurate result.

Your results are separated into over a dozen parts like personality type, openness, big five overview, and infographic, which gives you lots of easy-to-read information about your personality.

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41 Questions

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Just as it would seem, there are 41 questions you must complete to finish this personality test.

This test is presented in a way where you just have to choose between two options. For example, one question asks "Would you say you are more:" and the options include "easy-going" and "serious and determined".

When the test is over, you're given a value within a range, like between extrovert and introvert, and judging and perceiving. You'll also see careers and celebrities that match up with your personality type.

In addition to sharing your results via a personal link, you can use 41 Questions' Relationship Compatibility Match to see how well your personality relates to a friend's. Just enter your unique "formula" from the results page, and have your friend do the same.

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Keirsey.com

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The Keirsey Temperament Sorter has a total of 70 questions, each with two options to choose between. It might take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.

After entering your gender, name, email, and a password, the test is scored and shows your personality result. Guardian is one example of what you might see on your results page.

Since you have to make a user account to see your results, you can view your profile to find a free report that explains what your personality means and dig into other things like core characteristics.

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Personality Max

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Personality Max's test should take about 10 minutes to complete, has 76 questions, and gives you completely free results when finished.

Each question asks you to finish a sentence with one of two answers. For example, one of the questions reads "When around other people, I...", and you must choose either "start a conversation" or "keep to myself."

The results page shows four areas of a personality and indicates the ones you're more prone to be, such as judging over perceiving, and sensing over intuition. This creates your 4-letter personality type, like INTJ, which means "strategist."

The results also tell you what percentage of the population has the same personality type you have, as well as careers and celebrities who share your same personality type.

Tip: To get results for more than just your personality type - including Multiple IntelligencesLearning Styles, and Brain Hemispheres - enable those results before the test begins. You'll get many more questions with each additional test type, up to over 200 for all four.

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iPersonic

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This is a unique personality test when compared to the others on this list because it doesn't ask you dozens of specific questions.

Instead, iPersonic's personality test has you choose one of two groups of characteristics. Just read through the traits, and if the majority of them apply to you more than the traits in the other column, choose "This applies more to me."

There's a total of four questions in this test, so it takes only a few moments to finish, after which you're given your personality type and several paragraphs explaining what it means in general terms as well as when focusing on a career.