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July 1, 2019
Vol. 76
No. 9

School Tools / Testing Your Team's Types

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Everyone brings something different to a team, but do you know what that difference is? These quick and free online personality and skill-set tests can help your team better understand and work with one another.

Meyers-Briggs

A classic! Are you an INTJ or an ESFP? The official test, which can be administered online for a fee, is based on Carl Jung's philosophy about personality types. But you can discover your type via numerous free versions such as 16Personalities or Truity.

High 5

A free, short version of the Gallup-developed StrengthsFinder test, High 5 reveals the five best traits you bring to a team.

DiSC

DiSC is a popular behavior assessment tool that teams can use to analyze how each member receives and gives information and the best ways to work with each type. Teams can bring in certified DiSC instructors to facilitate the test, but there are plenty of free versions, such as Crystal, that allow you to dip your toe in the water.

Implicit Bias

Developed by researchers at Harvard University, University of Virginia, and the University of Washington, this series of tests from Project Implicit can help you discover the implicit biases you bring to a team, school, or wider community—and help you pay more attention to the way you interact with other people.

Emotional Intelligence

Forget your IQ score, and find your team's EI score with this online test. Results will give members a quick glimpse into their ability to recognize, understand, and manage emotions in themselves and others.
End Notes

* Tests may require you to register or provide personal information before getting results. Often further details or analysis can be obtained for a fee. See each site for details.

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