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Do you have any typology test recommendations?

Many years ago, while attending college, I took the Myers-Briggs typology test to get a better understanding of my self and what I should focus on in my studies. I'm still not quite sure that it was helpful or not in that regard.

Do you have any other typology/psychology test recommendations that may turn out to be more accurate, for example?

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    Icarus
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    The IPIP-NEO for Big 5 Personality
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      Thank you. I'm assuming that it may be a good idea to take both versions of this test?

      Thank you. I'm assuming that it may be a good idea to take both versions of this test?

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        Icarus
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        No, do the longer version if you got the time otherwise just do the shortened version.

        No, do the longer version if you got the time otherwise just do the shortened version.

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          I have too much time so I'll do the original/long one. Thanks again!

          I have too much time so I'll do the original/long one. Thanks again!

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    GormanFletcher
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    During college a professor had us do the True Colors test, then break off into groups based on our "type" and give a brief presentation. My classmates seemed to feel that the people in their...

    During college a professor had us do the True Colors test, then break off into groups based on our "type" and give a brief presentation. My classmates seemed to feel that the people in their groups were reasonably similar to themselves, and I felt the groups I was ranked highest in were clearly better fits for me than the groups I was ranked lowest in.

    StrengthsFinder is a popular one in corporate circles, as it's geared towards more concrete traits that could affect workplace behavior.

    I've taken some other personality tests over the years, and they're fun exercises, but they all come with the notorious caveat that they have similar self-fulfillment and could-apply-to-anyone problems as horoscopes. I haven't seen anyone put them to practical use.

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      Honestly, I was really tempted to cynically answer this question by recommending BuzzFeed quizzes. There are legitimate tests for personality traits, but they don't really give you terribly useful...

      I've taken some other personality tests over the years, and they're fun exercises, but they all come with the notorious caveat that they have similar self-fulfillment and could-apply-to-anyone problems as horoscopes. I haven't seen anyone put them to practical use.

      Honestly, I was really tempted to cynically answer this question by recommending BuzzFeed quizzes.

      There are legitimate tests for personality traits, but they don't really give you terribly useful information. They're really only useful in the context of sociological experimentation. - the ones that give you results like "Impatient people are more likely to butter their corn by rubbing the cob on the butter slab".

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      That's been my hunch over the years and thank you for your recommendation.

      ...they all come with the notorious caveat that they have similar self-fulfillment and could-apply-to-anyone problems as horoscopes. I haven't seen anyone put them to practical use.

      That's been my hunch over the years and thank you for your recommendation.

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    Not sure if it's any more accurate, but my therapist had me take the Enneagram test. The official one costs ~$10 to take a 144-question test and it spits out a type with a subtype. The free...

    Not sure if it's any more accurate, but my therapist had me take the Enneagram test. The official one costs ~$10 to take a 144-question test and it spits out a type with a subtype.
    The free Enneagram tests all over the Internet seem to use a subset of those questions and are not as accurate from my understanding.
    https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/rheti

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