Personality Tests

Personality Tests

A personality test can give you a great deal of insight about the core components that make up who you are. Personality is how we interact with the world and those around us. It determines whether we bounce back after a tragic event or relationship problem, or we get mired down by the feelings. Your personality helps determine whether you’ll get along with your co-workers and boss, or whether every conversation turns into an argument.

Knowing more about your personality — and yourself — can help you lead a life with less friction and more happiness. Even if you uncover qualities of your personality that you’re unhappy with, the information can help you understand the things that may need changing.

A personality test can help you learn all of this and more. The good news is that all of our personality tests below are offered at no cost and are based upon decades worth of scientific psychology research. These are not some random questions devised by a magazine intern in a day.

Also offered below, you’ll find some trait personality quizzes — tests that hone in on specific personality traits and symptoms that suggest areas of concern or possible problems. These areas of concern include narcissism (narcissistic personality disorder), borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, and paranoid personality disorder. We also offer emotional type and emotional IQ tests, because it may be helpful, in conjunction with your personality, in learning more about yourself and your emotional makeup.

Remember, these tests are not the same as those given in an office by a psychologist. If one of these tests identify an area of concern and its causing you distress, please seek out professional help from a psychologist or other mental health professional for further assessment.

Personality Tests & Personality Trait Quizzes

Psych Central’s Personality Test
A Big Five-based personality assessment that provides you personalized and detailed
feedback across 5 distinct personality traits.


Jungian 16-Type Personality Test
A 64-question test that scores your personality traits as one of the 16 types.


Psych Central’s Personality Disorders Test
Do you have a possible personality disorder?


Quick Personality Test
A quick 10-item quiz that scores your big five personality traits — extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experiences.

Extraversion-Introversion Test
A quick 16-item test that scores you on your extraversion and introversion tendencies.

What’s Your Emotional Type? Quiz
Knowing your emotional type can help you better cope with pain in your life.

Borderline Personality Test
A 12-item test to see whether you may have Borderline Personality Disorder.

Borderline Personality Quiz
This quick, 10-item test for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Narcissistic Personality Inventory
A 40-item personality test that tests for narcissism traits and narcissistic personality disorder.
How narcissistic are you?

Paranoid Personality Test
A quick, 8-question test for paranoid personality disorder.

The Psychopathy Quiz
Are you (or someone you know) a psychopath? Answer 12 questions to find out now.

Emotional IQ Test
Your emotional IQ (or EQ) is equally as important as your IQ. While you can’t measure your IQ
accurately online, we can measure your emotional IQ abilities.

Self-Esteem Test
Self-esteem is a critical component to happiness, assertiveness and getting the things you
want from life. Check our your self-esteem score here.

Dr. Phil’s Personality Test
A fun 10 item quiz to see how your friends and others see you and your personality.
Take it with a grain of salt.


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John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2020). Personality Tests. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2020, from


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Last updated: 8 Sep 2020
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