We’re curious beings when you really, really think about it. When it comes to our existence, we know we’re multi-faceted, ever-changing living things but, we don’t know more than we do know. So, even though it’s not yet possible to truly categorize people (remember: we’re weird and always changing), we can get glimpses into how we act, perceive, and interpret. Below are a few quizzes that do just that. These aren’t fancy tests that will tell your future nor will they solve everything for you. But, they are helpful in improving our understanding of ourselves and our relationships. Go ahead and give them a try!
Love Languages – Gary Chapman
We often give love the way we best receive it. You may find yourself tirelessly trying to show loved ones how much you care despite their insistence otherwise. Exploring how you best receive love from those in your life can be highly effective at improving communication and intimacy. In the link below, you’ll find Love Language quizzes for Couples, Singles, Teens, and Children.
Apology Languages – Gary Chapman
Similar to love languages, our apology language and the language of those close to us are also helpful to understand. For example, while some people may feel most respected if the their loved one offers actionable behaviors during an apology, others may prefer hearing words that show them their loved one understands the damage done. Determining your apology language is useful for healthy communication.
Anger Assessment – Gary Chapman
Anger may feel like an out of control emotion for you. You don’t know when or where it’s coming from so you chalk it up to “seeing red” and being unable to reign it in. If you feel stuck when it comes to anger, try out the quiz linked below to explore how you manage anger and how to better express it to improve your relationships.
The Enneagram Test
According to the creators of The Enneagram test, one way to describe personalities is to break characteristics down into nine groups. These groups are:
THE REFORMER – Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic,
THE HELPER – Communicative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive,
THE ACHIEVER – Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious,
THE INDIVIDUALIST – Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental,
THE INVESTIGATOR -Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated,
THE LOYALIST – Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious,
THE ENTHUSIAST – Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered,
THE CHALLENGER – Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational, and
THE PEACEMAKER – Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent.
Explore which types you score highly on and learn about ways these personality types present in hard times, good times, and how to optimize your personality for positive well-being.