What's your personality? Personality Types and Traits Quiz

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From Hippocrates to Jung, philosophers have long attempted to capture the essence of human personality through tests and theories. Take our Personality Types and Traits Quiz and find out how much you know about personality traits!

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Question 1 of 20

Who coined the term "collective unconscious" to describe knowledge shared by all of mankind?

Freud
Eysenck
Jung

... Carl Jung believed that the collective unconscious helped shape people's personalities and behaviors.

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Question 2 of 20

How many personality types does the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test use?

5
8
16

... The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test looks at 16 personality types and is one of the most widely used personality tests in the world.

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Question 3 of 20

What percentage of those who take the Myers-Briggs test are classified as extroverted?

50 percent
75 percent
90 percent

... About 75 percent test as extroverted. Extroverts value the external world more than their own internal world.

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Question 4 of 20

What Latin term meaning "mask" is used to describe the self we present to the world?

persona
appearance
personality

... Jung described persona as something that separates the real you from the outside world.

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Question 5 of 20

What percentage of men are classified as thinkers according to the Myers-Briggs test?

25 percent
66 percent
95 percent

... Two-thirds are men are classified as rational thinkers, while two-thirds of women fit the profile of emotional "feelers."

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Question 6 of 20

The acronyms "OCEAN" and "CANOE" are used to represent what personality theory?

Hexaco
16FF
Five Factors

... The long-held Five Factors theory evaluates personality types based on five key traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

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Question 7 of 20

Which of the following is NOT one of the Big Five personality traits?

openness
perfectionism
neuroticism

... The Big Five include openness, agreeableness, neuroticism, extraversion and conscientiousness, but not perfectionism.

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Question 8 of 20

During the 1940s, Raymond Cattell developed this personality test, which is still used today.

Five Factors
16FF
Myers-Briggs

... The 16FF test (the FF stands for "fundamental factors") evaluates test-takers on 16 key personality traits.

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Question 9 of 20

Who first proposed the Big Five personality traits?

McCrae and Costa
Tupes and Christal
Myers and Briggs

... Ernest Tupes and Raymond Christal first published the Big Five theory when working for the Air Force in 1961.

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Question 10 of 20

In 1971, a medical study on heart attacks helped to popularize these broad personality types.

Big Five
Type A and Type B
Four Humors

... Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence linking Type A personality to increased risk of heart attack.

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Question 11 of 20

Which personality trait did Jung use to describe people who are action-oriented, rather than thought-oriented?

extraversion
introversion
synchronicity

... Extroverts are seen as outward-looking, and they tend to prefer the external world over their internal thoughts.

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Question 12 of 20

Which 21st-century personality test focuses on six major groups of personality traits?

HEXACO
OCEAN
PEN model

... The HEXACO test assigns personality type based on levels of each of these traits: honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, concientiousness and openness to experience.

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Question 13 of 20

This term, coined by Jung, describes two unrelated events that people tend to characterize as related.

duplicity
introjection
synchronicity

... With synchronicity, Jung theorized that the collective unconscious helps us connect seemingly unconnected events.

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Question 14 of 20

H.J. Eysenck developed this personality theory, which reduces the Big Five traits down to just three.

HEXACO
OCEAN
PEN model

... Eysenck classified psychoticism, extraversion and neuroticism as primary personality traits.

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Question 15 of 20

Jung used this term to describe people who prefer the internal world over external interactions.

extraversion
projection
introversion

... Introverts are thought-oriented and are more likely than extroverts to describe themselves as shy.

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Question 16 of 20

What term describes classic personality types that people tend to model themselves after?

archetype
temperament
trait

... One of the most common archetypes is the archetype of the mother.

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Question 17 of 20

Which philosopher theorized that personality could be influenced by excess bodily fluids?

Homer
Hippocrates
Plato

... Hippocrates' Four Humors theory was developed around 400 B.C.

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Question 18 of 20

Who came up with the theory of introjection?

Freud
Jung
Cattell

... Sigmund Freud came up with the theory of introjection, which involves adapting someone else's personality to fill your own emotional voids.

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Question 19 of 20

What 1936 theory focused on the idea that words could be used to capture personality traits and types?

Archetype Theory
Lexical Hypothesis
Five Factors

... The Lexical Hypothesis theory inspired H.S. Odbert to search the dictionary and make an extensive list of personality-related terms.

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Question 20 of 20

During the early 21st century, scientists came up with this personality type to describe overly stressed individuals.

Type D
Type A
Type B

... Medical studies indicate that those with Type D personality suffer from greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who are less stressed.

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