For decades, personality checks have been used by big corporations to evaluate employee candidates during their hiring process. But, more and more, I am viewing early-stage companies using these tests to help them in their hiring process. I am uncertain who is directing them in this direction, most likely the increased access to free online personality tests you can take, like this one. But, because they are there, doesn’t mean you should employ them. They are generally used as a crutch to help make decisions, of true management by hiring managers instead.
And, often times, the results learned all about current employees, do not result in actionable changes within an organization. Let’s dig deeper here. What is a Personality Test? I once required for this test, and my four-notice classification came back as an ENTJ. According to the Myers Briggs website, that would describe me as: “Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily. See illogical and inefficient procedures and insurance policies Quickly, develop and put into action comprehensive systems to resolve organizational problems.
Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Well informed Usually, well read, enjoy growing their knowledge and transferring it on to others. Forceful in showing their ideas.” I would say that is a fair summary. The problem is, easily read the other 15 classifications on that page, there are elements of each of them, that also apply to me.
Trying to label employees in pre-defined buckets is a good goal, but it isn’t really all that practical, as people behave …