There's something about knowing yourself, about understanding yourself that just feels so freeing.
To understand why you appreciate certain things, why you gravitate to different types of people and why you hold the values you do.
This understanding comes from years of experience, it comes from reflection, journaling and questioning. But, there is also science. There is a whole array of studies that have been conducted around different personality types! When you read the science and come across something that you resonate with, it can be ever so life-affirming.
So, where can you find out all of this information? Well there are tests you can take, and better yet, you can take them online, on your phone, from wherever you are sitting right now. Yes, it might be a bit of fun, but the insight these tests provide can be illuminating. You can understand why you might work best alone, or why you seem to thrive in groups. You can understand how you give love to people and how you like to receive love from those around you.
With all this insight, you get to know yourself better, you can design your life to best suit you, you can advocate for your needs and understand why it is that you need them.
There are many different tests out there but these are our favourite:
- The Meyers Briggs Test - Highlighting how you see the world around you, how you make decisions and why you might reaction certain ways.
- DiSC Test - Used to understand the ins and outs of your personality and what makes for good communication and teamwork between yourself and those around you.
- Love Language - Incredibly helpful in identifying what you need to feel loved, how you give love and ultimately helps you realise that everyone can give and receive love in different ways, giving you the understanding to articulate what you need to feel loved.