Updated: Nov 15
By Gicelle Quitangon
It is my understanding that people have an instinctual desire to understand themselves. That’s why when the Divergent series was thriving, my friends and I would argue over which factions we’d belong to because obviously, we couldn’t all be in the same one.
More recently that discussion has turned into “What type of bender would you be?” from the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Which, by the way, I would most definitely be an Airbender. We love it when our personalities and subconscious values can be laid out for us. It’s much easier than figuring it out all on our own.
With that being said, I’ve compiled a ranked list of the best personality quizzes for you to understand yourself a little bit better.
The Enneagram is by far my favorite personality quiz. The test sorts people into nine different personalities and it’s insanely accurate. It is focused on what we can do to improve ourselves and delves into our fears and motivations. There are a few different ways to take the test and I’ve tried most of them.
I recommend the Truity test and then looking further into your type on the official Enneagram Institute website. Sleeping At Last, a musical project by Ryan O’Neal, released an amazing album dedicated to the Enneagram with a song for each of the nine personality types. He also released a series of podcast episodes explaining the creation of each song that’s worth giving a listen to. There are also a lot of different books written on the Enneagram that have a lot of valuable insight into why each type is the way they are.
The 16 Personalities test is based on the Myers-Briggs test, also known as MBTI. Its accuracy is
comparable to that of the Enneagram. The difference is that Myers-Briggs is more focused on the way you interact with other people. If the Enneagram is about working on your relationship with yourself, MBTI is about working on your relationship with others. MBTI also has a lot of different resources for learning more about each individual type. There are also a lot of different meme pages, which is a major plus in my book.
The Harry Potter universe has provided comfort to many people, so it would only make sense that we all want to know our Hogwarts house. There are a lot of different sorting quizzes on the internet, the most well-known being the official Pottermore quiz. If you’re looking for a quiz purely for entertainment’s sake, then the Pottermore sorting quiz is for you. The website design is beautifully done, especially if you also take the Patronus quiz. If you’re looking for a sorting quiz that gives you a little more insight into who you are, I found one that seems to break down the four houses into a system that makes a lot of logical sense. It’s not just about what your favorite color is. It focuses on your motivations, your actions, and the divergence of the two.
I am all about understanding the ways the people closest to you experience the world. It allows
for more fulfilling relationships, especially when they take the time to understand you as well. The only reason Love Languages ranks lower on the list is because of the ways people use it. It has the potential to be great, but many people take the quiz to tell other people how to love them but don’t put the same effort into understanding the love languages of those around them. It’s a missed opportunity to really connect with the people you love. If you’re into love languages, definitely listen to Kehlani’s song Love languages. It’s a whole vibe.
I do Buzzfeed quizzes with my family and friends a lot. It’s always fun to see which dresses we pick and who gets the same results. They’re a great way to spend time with the people you love. They aren’t the most accurate or deep, but they are definitely entertaining. After all, who doesn’t want to know which Disney princess they would be based on the kitchen they design?
If you end up taking any of these quizzes tell me your results in the comments! I’d love to chat about it!
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