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Team Building Tip: Take a Personality Test (+ Our 3 Favorites!)

MemberClicks Avatar MemberClicks April 5, 2023
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Have you ever wondered why you are, well…the way you are? Personality tests certainly aren’t an all-encompassing answer to that question, but they can definitely open your eyes to the way you – and others – function.

Value of personality tests for team building

That’s why we think that taking a personality test as a group (whether that’s with your immediate department or entire staff) is a fun and effective team building activity.

Understanding each others’ core motivations, strengths, weaknesses, perceptions, etc. will help you overcome barriers in communication – and move forward toward your mission faster.

Three personality tests you should consider

Here are three different types of personality tests to consider trying:


Researched by Dr. William Moulton Marston, a psychologist and the inventor of an early prototype of the lie detector, the DISC theory is a method of identifying predictable actions and personality traits within human behavior.

When you take a DISC-style personality test, the results will show you where you land within four different personality types: Dominant, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliant. Typically, we’re all a little of each in some way!

Take this style personality test if you want to understand each others’ personal preferences in environment, communication style, ability to organize, and how to handle conflict.

Try a free DISC assessment here.

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A more well-known assessment, the Myers-Briggs theory is based on 16 personality types. The questions are designed to help you find out where you fall on four different scales:

  • Do you lean more Extroverted or Introverted?
  • Do you gather information with Sense or intuitioN?
  • Do you make decisions based on Thought or Feeling?
  • Do you deal with external forces through Judgement or Perception?

And your Myers-Briggs Type will be a series of letters based on where you fall (ENFP, INTJ, ESTJ. You get the idea.) creating the aforementioned 16 personality types.

Take this style personality test if your team wants a little personal introspection, and also to understand each other’s perceptions and the way you view the world.

Try a free Myers-Briggs style test here.

Emotional Intelligence 

Also known as an EQ Test, discovering your level of emotional intelligence will tell you not only how much of handle you have on your own emotions, but also how well you read other people. I think we can all agree how that would be beneficial in a work setting!

Here’s a free version of an emotional intelligence test – and if you’d like to read up a little more on emotional intelligence in general, how to improve yours, and why it’s sooo important, we just published an entire post all about it.

Build stronger relationships by understand your strengths

Hopefully, you can see how taking a personality test would be a fun and effective team building activity for you and your staff. The more you can all be on the same page, the easier it’ll be to work toward your mission and goals together.

In fact, you might even consider incorporating this exercise when someone new joins the team. For more tips on ensuring a happy staff (a great experience isn’t just reserved for members!) check out our free guide to staff onboarding:

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