Major-Related Tools: College Major Assessments

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COLLEGE MAJOR ASSESSMENTS:

MyMajors.com

MyMajors computes your college and career plan based on your individual academic aptitude and interests.

  • Aptitude: Key indicator for future success and ability (grades, ACT & SAT scores, GPA, AP courses, etc).
  • Interests: Understand your strengths and weaknesses (course enjoyment, extracurricular, personal preferences, values, etc).

 

What Does It Measure?

This test is based on the Five Factor model of personality, the most widely accepted theory of personality today. The Five Factor model scores people based on five broad dimensions of personality:

  • Openness to Experience - How much do you enjoy abstract ideas and artistic expression?
  • Conscientiousness - How much do you put off immediate gratification in order to achieve long-term goals?
  • Extraversion - How much do you turn to the outside world for stimulation and excitement?
  • Agreeableness - How much do you put others ahead of yourself?
  • Neuroticism - How likely are you to bounce back from stressful events?

The Big Five model of personality is widely considered to be the most robust way to describe personality differences. It is the basis of most modern personality research.

How Many Questions?

This test has 50 questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 15 minutes.

Click here to take The Big Five Personality Test

 

The Typefinder Personality Test

The TypeFinder is the scientifically validated personality type test that anyone can use. Based on the original 16 types created by Isabel Briggs Myers, the TypeFinder uses adaptive technology to unlock your true type quickly and accurately. Learn your four-letter type, such as ENFP or ISTJ, and find out what it means for you in life and work. Plus, discover your personal strengths so that you can plan a life that sets you up for success. You'll get the crucial info you need to make the most of your potential and be the best you that you can be.

This test is essentially a shortened version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

What Does It Measure?

The TypeFinder finds your personality type according to the 16-type system developed by Isabel Briggs Myers. Your personality is assessed on four dimensions:

Extraversion vs. Introversion
Sensing vs. Intuition
Thinking vs. Feeling
Judging vs. Perceiving

Your results on each dimension are combined to create your four-letter type code, for example INTP or ESFJ.

How Many Questions?

This test has 44 questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 15 minutes.

Click here to take The Typefinder Personality Test

 

The Typefinder Temperament Test

Are you a Preserver, a Responder, a Theorist or an Empath? Discover your fundamental approach to the world around you and unlock the secrets of your temperament type. Temperament is a key component of personality, first described by David Keirsey and based on the theories of Isabel Briggs Myers. Your temperament type helps you to understand your values, your motivations, and how you appear to others. So which of the four temperaments are you? Take this test to discover your temperament type.

What Does It Measure?

This test assesses your temperament type, which is based on the personality type system created by Isabel Briggs Myers and the temperament categories created by David Keirsey. It looks at basic elements of how you think about things and interact with your environment.

How Many Questions?

This test has about 40 questions. You may receive more questions if your initial answers are borderline.

How Long Does It Take?

About 10 minutes.

Click here to take the Typefinder Temperament Test

 

 


 

VALUES ASSESSMENTS

Life Values Self-Assessment Test

The purpose of this exercise is to help you gain insight into your personal priorities by establishing which core values are most in need of your attention at this particular point in your life. Be sure to read the instructions before you begin the exercise.

What Does It Measure?

This test allows you to identify which core values are most important to you at this point in your life. These core values are:

  • Family
  • Financial Resources
  • Friends
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home & Place
  • Leadership
  • Leisure Pursuits
  • Persona Growth
  • Public Service
  • Spirituality
  • Work Satisfaction

How Many Questions?

This test involves 55 paired comparisons.

How Long Does It Take?

About 15 minutes.

Click here to take the Life Values Self-Assessment Test

 

The Personal Values Assessment

Who you are, what you hold dear, what upsets you, and what underlies your decisions, are all connected to your personal values. Your values reflect what is important to you. They are a shorthand way of describing your motivations. Together with your beliefs, they are the causal factors that drive your decision-making. The Personal Values Assessment is a simple survey that takes just a few minutes of your time and provides a wealth of information about why you do what you do.

What Does It Measure?

The results of this assessment will help you think about what is important to you, what motivates you, and what areas you may want to develop further.

How Many Questions?

You will be asked to simply select 10 words from a list of values/behaviors.

How Long Does It Take?

About 5 minutes.

Click here to take The Personal Values Assessment

 

Simple Values Assessment

This simple, straight-forward assessment will help you identify which values are of most importance to you.

What Does It Measure?

This assessment helps identify which values are most important to you.

How Many Questions?

There are 30 rating scale questions with 3 follow ups.

How Long Does It Take?

About 10-15 minutes.

Click here to view the Simple Values Assessment

 


 

STRENGTHS & SKILLS ASSESSMENTS

Personal Strengths Inventory

What strengths and personal convictions keep you moving forward during hard times? What talents can you tap for more success at work and at home? Based on Martin Seligman's concept of character strengths and virtues, this inventory will help you to understand your unique personal strengths and how your values influence your individual path to happiness.

What Does It Measure?

This inventory measures your personal strengths across 24 key areas as outlined by psychologist Martin Seligman.

How Many Questions?

There are 240 questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 30 minutes.

Click here to take the Person Strengths Inventory

 

Strengths and Weaknesses Aptitude Test

This test is a tool to help you get a better look at who you really are and how much you could grow.

What Does It Measure?

This test will identify your top strengths and weaknesses.

How Many Questions?

There are 84 questions.

How Long Does It Take?

About 10 minutes.

Click here to take the Strengths and Weaknesses Aptitude Test.

 

Simple Skills Assessment

This straight-forward tool allows you to identify your top skills and what skills you hope to develop.

What Does It Measure?

This test will identify your top skills.

How Many Questions?

There are 64 rating scale questions and 4 follow ups.

How Long Does It Take?

About 10-15 minutes.

Click here to view the Simple Skills Assessment