Would you like to understand yourself better? Here are a few tools to measure yourself.
Some are free.
As you look through this page, you’ll find that some of these tools are free. But just because they’re free doesn’t mean that they’re not extremely valuable. I have used all of these tools myself. In fact, I wouldn’t recommend them if I hadn’t.
And while some of these tools are free, others are not. And no — I don’t receive any royalties by offering these tools. But I have found them to be personally helpful — and also helpful to my clients.
But each will help.
So why do I recommend these tools? Because I’ve found that it’s helpful to have some sense about who you are as you go about your personal and professional life. So I’ve gathered some tools to measure yourself.
For example — are you more introverted or extroverted?
This is helpful to know. Why? Because if you’re more of an introvert, like I am, then you’ll need to plan some time alone during the day — to charge your emotional batteries. Whereas, if you’re an extrovert, you need just the opposite. Because if you’re an extrovert, what you need is less time alone at that cubical and more time to socialize to feel right.
Free: The Tendencies Tool
This tool was developed by Gretchen Rubin. And it will help you identify which of four tendencies you most tend toward — and what that means for you in your day to day interactions with others.
Free: 16 Personalities
Closely related to the Meyers-Briggs assessment, this tool is free. And it will give you an invaluable snapshot of yourself in about 15 minutes.
Inexpensive: Clifton Strengths
This tool is similar to a book you may have seen in the business section of your local bookstore, StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath.
This online version is a step below the full battery of the assessment — but will give you a good sense of your top 5 strengths.
Want more help?
I’ll be glad to walk you through these tools and others, to help you measure yourself and how your measure moves you in the world.
You have a couple of options for your next step. You could contact me and describe what you're going through. And I'll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Whatever you choose, I'm here to help you focus, overcome resistance, and get moving again.