Personality Tests Well Used in Recruitment

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"Since everybody is an individual, nobody can be you. You are unique. No one can tell you how to use your time. It is yours. Your life is your own. You mould it. You make it." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Who are you, and what makes you tick? To know yourself is essential before you can lead by example.

Personality, temperament and character play a big role in developing your own distinctive style of leadership. Your personality is your competitive edge - it is what makes you completely unique.

People will not remember you for what you do, or where you go, but they will remember you for who you are. It is essential that you exhibit an authentic personal brand - and that you have a good understanding of yourself.

Personality is the blend of emotions, attitudes and behaviours in a person. Personality researchers suggest that there are five basic personality types, often referred to as the "Big Five" personality traits.

Extroversion: emotional expression, display of a level of excitement, sociability and talkativeness, and assertion.

Agreeableness: trust, altruism, kindness and affection.

Conscientiousness: organised, follow-up on detail, showing thoughtfulness, impulse control and goal-direction.

Neuroticism: unstable emotions, a tendency towards anxiety, moodiness, irritability and sorrow. …