You may have heard of the Chinese military treatise: Sun Zi Art of War, written by the Chinese philosopher Sun Zi around the 4th to 5th century B.C. Possibly one of the most popular saying from the Chinese strategist goes “Know Yourself, Know Your Opponent; Hundred Battles, Hundred Won”. Which means to say, he who knows the other side (the enemy or opponent) and knows himself will not be defeated in a hundred battles.
True enough, your psychological mind does affect your decision. Not just in the context of war, but also in the field of business and everyday life. Understanding yourself is the first step to finding wisdom, greater opportunities to making the right decisions.
The 16 personality types
Over the years, numerous psychological tests have been developed by researchers all around the world, including the clinical diagnostic tool, The Word Association Test, by psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung.
One of the most popularized personality tests is the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. It is based on the typological theory proposed by Carl Jung who had speculated that there are four principal psychological functions by which humans experience the world – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time (Wikipedia).
Based on a similar concept as the MBTI test but on a different science, Twinword Mind uses Twinword’s Word Graph technology to provide three types of easy yet precise psychological tests.
The free word association test works by generating a stimulus words list, whereby participants are required to give an intuitive answer in the form of a word.
The word choice test requires participants to choose their preferred word between two given words.
The slider test requires participants to choose their preferred word on a measurable scale between two given words.
Twinword Mind’s psychological tests can be utilized as a pre-hiring candidate assessment, helping hiring managers to understand if a candidate’s personality fits into the company culture, and if specific traits required for the position are present. Doubling up, the test can also be taken by the candidate himself, as a career counseling guide to find out what kind of jobs are suitable for his/her personality type.
Other applications of Twinword Mind’s psychological tests in business context include: Team building, Leadership training, Executive coaching, Personal development and even Marketing.
Personal and leisure uses include: Marriage counseling, Speed dating personality matches, and more. (Yes, we suppose Tinder could do with some additional personality information for user profiles!)
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Did that sound like fun already? You might be happy to know that you can now share your results with your friends and post them on Facebook! We highly encourage the sharing of good stuff as always 😉
Have your behavioral traits evaluated into one of our sixteen segmented personality types with Twinword Mind. Discovering yourself is just a few questions away.