Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. Marilyn vos Savant
Few things in life can be as frustrating as not knowing your strengths, and having them developed. I vividly remember the painstaking process of discovering and uncovering what my gifts and talents are beyond playing football. It was a process that took years to identify and cultivate. And without the support of my wife and family, I don’t know how I would have been able to have the resiliency needed to develop the new skills that I could have as much confidence in as I did with my talent on the football field.
This journey of discovery is something we all have experienced. Everyone wants to be successful doing what they love to do, and what they know they have the talent and passion for. Unfortunately, too many people don’t spend the time cultivating their strengths and God-given gifts. Instead, they live their life being reactive to life situations, rather than proactive and working their gift.
Everyone wants to be confident and competent in what they do. Competence is simply when something works well. People tend to get depressed when they don’t know what they are good at, or they are stuck in a job that isn’t in alignment with their passion. Helping people develop a work ethic to “focus their energy on a good goal, they can delay gratification, and frustration tolerance, and to identify and develop their talents” (Townsend).
One of the things that helped me in my competence was learning more about myself by taking a personality and emotional intelligence assessments. I discovered that I am an introvert that prefers to make decisions logically rather than based on feelings. That I’m best suited for leading or visionary roles to inspire, which is exactly what I am doing now. For years, I struggled with mild depression while trying to discover what else I could do after playing football. Understanding the gifts that God placed in me, and how to best use them has been liberating.
Here are some FREE assessments that I’ve used to assess your personality, strengths and emotional intelligence that will let you know what you should focus on developing.
Personality Test: Click HERE for the assessment
Do you often face difficult choices in selecting the right job or making a move in a relationship? To help you get out of this zone of confusion and provide you with assistance in times of difficulty, you need to understand yourself better so that your interpersonal, decision making skills are improved. Personality tests do just that.
Different people take personality tests for different purposes. However, more often than not, people take it up to know the best occupation or the right career path for them. Depending on the personality test, different methods are used and the users have a wide range of options to choose from these methods. One of the most common personality tests is the simple five-minute Color Quiz which gives results based on the colors you select.
Out of all the personality tests that cover different subjects, it’s seen that career tests are the most common ones. You don’t have to worry about the cost to test yourself as most of the personality tests, including ours, are free. The reason why career tests are rather common is due to the fact that many companies conduct a psychometric test to test their candidates.
The psychometric test essentially consists of a series of tests that examine your reasoning skills, problem solving etc. Personality tests go on to expose more information, all of which is vital for a company, than any other application or resume.
Emotional Intelligence Quiz: Click HERE for the assessment
Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is a term created by two researchers – Peter Salavoy and John Mayer – and popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book of the same name.
EI is defined as the ability to:
- Recognize, understand and manage our own emotions
- Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others
In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure.
Strength Finder: Click HERE for the assessment
This version of the strengths and weaknesses aptitude test was made for people that are already aware of the importance of discovering more about themselves, but might not be entirely sure where to go from there.
The format, questions, and results have been tailored to match your purpose of finding your strengths and weaknesses, instead of being lumped into the other types of test takers out there.
The ‘why’ and ‘purpose’ behind your action of taking this test is very important and I want to make sure you’re choosing the path that best matches your intentions.
What to Expect
- You’ll get your top 5 strengths
- You’ll get your bottom 1 weakness
You’ll spend about 10-12 minutes taking the test.