To truly stand out, you must first understand yourself
What type of dessert are you? Who is your superhero alter ego?
There’s a good chance that you’ve seen and clicked on these types of quizzes on your social media newsfeed before. Perhaps you were bored and wanted to pass some time, or perhaps you secretly wanted some affirmation that you’re actually Batman. (I’m Captain America, by the way.)
You’ve probably also taken quizzes to find out what career is right for you or which job best fits your personality, in the hopes of getting some guidance before you commit to a career path.
Many of us take these quizzes and personality tests because we simply want to understand ourselves better. When it comes to our personality, we sometimes have blind spots where we can’t see a particular trait and how it affects us – and it helps when someone points it out to us.
Well-designed personality tests can be useful in helping us identify our strengths and weaknesses. They enable us to obtain a deeper understanding of our preferences, thus helping us to verbalise who we are.
This allows us to leverage our natural dispositions in our everyday lives, from building and maintaining personal relationships to excelling in our jobs.
Consider this: You’ve just bought a state-of-the-art television, and even without the manual you know how to perform basic operations such as switching it on/off and changing channels. However, once you read the manual you realise that there’s so much that you didn’t know about the TV, and you can now start exploring all the amazing functions your new TV has to offer.
The new insights you gain about yourself through personality tests is like your personal manual – it helps you understand every little feature, so that you can maximise its functions.
So, if you want be more than just a piece of chocolate cake, click on the image below to learn more about the ABA Trait assessment and explore why you behave the way you do or how your personality can help or hinder you at work.