Building a strong classroom community in the first week of school takes a great deal of work. Use a simple personality test activity to discover differences in personality and overall class personality types. The tests you’ll find in this blog post serve as fun icebreaker exercises that will help create a collaborative classroom culture where students learn something special about each other. Read on for a list of seventeen personality assessments designed to get your students talking during those first few days of school.
1. Personality Academy
Have you heard of Carl Jung’s psychological type theory? If so, these twenty scenario questions will reveal your students’ preferences. Have students complete the online test, or use the printable version on a piece of paper. Find your psychological type here!
Learn More: Personality Academy
2. Find Your Strengths
This online personality test contains 56 personality-type questions. Each question has the participant answer on a 1-5 rating scale depending on if the statement describes them or not. Once students become aware of their strengths, they are much more likely to utilize them. Knowing classmates’ strengths will be helpful when dividing tasks during group work.
Learn More: Literacy Net
3. Identify Your Values
Are your students ready for a deep dive into what they value the most? Once the tests are complete, students will have time to evaluate their results. The best part is step five where students learn how to put what they discovered about themselves into action.
Learn More: Life Values Inventory
4. What Are You Good At?
Find your top five strengths with this 20-minute test. What you are really good at? What motivates you? What will fulfill you? After learning the answers to these questions, pair students up so they can connect with a classmate who has similar strengths.
Learn More: High 5 Test
5. Measure Six Dimensions of Your Personality
Here is an in-depth, 100-question test developed by two Ph.D.’s. The six dimensions of your personality that are found in this test are honesty/humility, your emotions, how intro or extroverted you are, agreeability, how conscientious you are, and your open-mindedness. Which dimension are you most surprised by?
Learn More: HEXACO
6. Personality Perfect
Procrastination is a common symptom of being a teenager. Perhaps your students just need to figure out what drives them. Use these 28 questions to see what motivates your students. Not only can this help them with their future, but it can also give teachers insight into what can give their students a pick-me-up.
Learn More: Personality Perfect
7. Career Test
Do you teach business management, senior academy, or another class that focuses on careers? Adding this test about potential careers, or at least career choices, can be a great addition to your career lesson plan. Take 30 minutes to find out what degrees and careers might fit your students best.
Learn More: Career Explorer
8. RTSWS Career Quiz
Have your personal finance students shown an interest in working on Wall Street? If so, this test can give them a sense of what that would be like. Have them complete these 12 questions to see if a career path in finance is right for them.
Learn More: Rock The Street, Wall Street
9. Bridging Hearts Foundation Survey
We all have different personality traits, but what does that say about your ability to work with others? This 60-question survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and tells you what kind of industry might be best for your personality type.
Learn More: Indigo Pathway
10. What Kind of Teenager Are You?
Loaded with GIFs, emojis, and other fun pictures, this fifteen-question quiz is sure to pique your student’s interest. This quiz is more for fun than anything else. Students are unlikely to have wild revelations about themselves, but it will certainly spark some interesting discussion and break the ice.
Learn More: Quizterra
11. Personality Test For Teens
Here are 10 scenario-based questions written in the easy-to-understand middle school language. The questions, and corresponding possible answers, are sure to make students laugh as they ponder what the correct answer is for themselves.
Learn More: All The Tests
12. Principles You
Gain self-awareness and discover the best way to engage with your classmates through this test. Are you mostly composed, nurturing, or creative? How can you use the way you prefer to think to help you when you need it most?
Learn More: Principles You
13. Teen Money Personality
This 5-minute personality test is only ten questions long but can provide a great deal of insight into spending habits. Some students are very good with their money and others have absolutely no budgeting sense. Use this test to start your budgeting lesson.
Learn More: Your Teen Magazine
14. Discover Your Purpose
This shape test is great for a Catholic school. The advice about what will provide you with “true fulfillment” is based on faith. If you teach at a private high school, this could be a great way to bridge a Catholicism lesson to the student.
Learn More: Life Waych
15. Redwood Animal Personality Quiz
Here are five questions designed for 4th-grade kids. The results tell you which kind of animal you are. Once complete, have students make a drawing of their animal and post them around the room.
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16. What’s Your Child’s Personality?
Are you looking to learn a bit more about your first or second-grader? Take this 42-question test when they are seven years old to learn more about your kid. Since kids seem to change their moods daily, just stick with answering based on the behavior they mostly display.
Learn More: Psychology Junkie
17. Color Match
In this Highlights Kids true colors personality test, students will answer seven questions about their favorite activities. Once finished, students are provided with a color and an in-depth description of what that color means.
Learn More: Highlights Kids