Mental Health & Wellness

4 Easy, Informative Online Tools to Increase Your Self-Awareness | Self-Awareness Series Part 2 of 6

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For Part 1 of the Self-Awareness Series, click here.

One of the simplest ways to increase your self-awareness is by taking online tests or quizzes that can reveal things you may not know about yourself.

The best part about online quizzes is that they’re typically very easy to complete and provide you with a wealth of information about yourself. Oh, and all the quizzes featured below are FREE! Follow the links to to increase your self-awareness.

1. Personal Strengths Inventory

Time to complete: 30 minutes

Results: You’ll learn how you score across 24 strengths, and what each strength of yours means.

Learning your natural strengths and areas for improvement is a great way to kick off your journey in increasing your self-awareness. What are you naturally good at? Take the inventory to find out!

2. 16 Personalities

Time to complete: 12 minutes

Results: A 5-letter acronym describing your personality “type”.

This simplified version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator places you into 1 of 16 categories or “personality traits” based on the following aspects:

  • Mind: how you interact with your surroundings
  • Energy: how you see the world and process information
  • Nature how you make decisions and cope with emotions
  • Tactics: your approach to work, planning, and decision making
  • Identity: underpins all others; how confident you are in your abilities and decisions.

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Taken the MBTI or a similar test before? Take it again! Being that it’s based on your preferences, which can change over time, you might be surprised to find that your “personality” has changed.

3. Implicit Biases

Time to complete: Varies depending on how many tests you wish to take

Results: Your implicit biases social attitudes and biases towards various populations of people and topics.

An implicit bias is an attitude that affects our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Basically, they are stereotypes that affect the way in which we interact with people and navigate certain topics, but they’re so ingrained in us that we do not know that they affect us…. Until we engage in self-awareness activities like this one!

There are over 25 different bias tests you can take to discover the different biases you may have. Some examples of the various tests offered include skin tone, weapons, gender, weight, disability, and religion.

4. Love Languages

Time to complete: 10-15 minutes

Results: Your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect with others.

In addition to the love language assessment, this site also features an apology language assessment as well as an anger assessment.

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These four online tools go far beyond Facebook tests like “Which Disney princess are you?” and your discovering your Harry Potter Hogwarts house. Instead, they are founded in research and have the potential to increase your self-awareness by revealing to you things that you may have to known about yourself. 

So, what are you waiting for? Click the above links to learn more about yourself.

What are your strengths? What is your personality type? What are some of your biases? What is your love language?

Be well.♥

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