HOW TO PASS PERSONALITY TESTS! (Career Personality Test Questions & Answers!)

HOW TO PASS PERSONALITY TESTS! (Career Personality Test Questions & Answers!)


Hi there, my name is Richard McMunn from the
interview training company, PassMyInterview.com, and in this video tutorial, I am going to
teach you how to pass a personality test! So, if you have a personality test coming
up, I strongly encourage you to watch this tutorial, in full, from beginning to end,
because it will make a big difference to your preparation. It will alleviate any nerves that you may
have, but also you will know, by the end of this tutorial, exactly what they are looking
for, from you, when you answer personality test questions. Now, these questions are the type that give
you a statement and then you have to either answer them, true or false. So, the statement is: “I always take risks.” and you would have to honestly answer that
as either true or false, or it might be presented in a different way. “I find routine boring.” And then you would be given options from one
to five. 1, you STRONGLY DISAGREE with that statement,
2. You DISAGREE. 3 You neither agree or disagree, which is
NEUTRAL, or 4 you AGREE. Or 5 STRONGLY AGREE, and then you have to
choose which one. So, they are quite confusing these statements,
and these test questions. But as I say, by the time I get to the end,
you will be competent in answering them, and more importantly, passing them. So, before we get into it, a very warm welcome
to this personality test training tutorial. My name is Richard McMunn. I’ve been helping people for about 20 years
now to pass their assessments and interviews. And in this tutorial, I’m going to teach you
how to pass any kind of personality test. Please do make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the channel
by clicking the red button below the video, and then you won’t miss out. And I’d also appreciate your support if you
gave the video a LIKE. Thank you! That always motivates me to create more content
for you. Okay, let’s get straight into it. Now, before I give you a large number of example
personality test questions and how to answer them, let’s explore what a personality test
is. This is very important, because that enables
us to answer the questions correctly. A personality test is used to measure your
suitability and fit for specific job roles. I’ll just quickly repeat that: a personality
test is used to measure your suitability for specific job roles. So, the personality test statements or questions
need to be answered in line with the role that you are applying for. I’ll come onto that in more detail as we progress. Now, the test will normally assess your interpersonal
skills, your thought process, and also your emotional capabilities. The test will normally assess your interpersonal
skills, how you get on with all of the people, how you think about things, and also how you
respond emotionally to certain situations. You are going to be presented with a STATEMENT
and you then need to decide whether or not that statement is an accurate representation
of the skills, qualities and/or attributes you possess. Now, of course, it is very important that
you answer personality tests honestly. However, I am going to tell you what I would
do when I tackle a personality test, and then you can decide yourself whether or not you
are going to replicate my process for tackling these test questions. Personality test questions can be presented
in lots of different ways. Let’s take a look at each of the different
personality test questions styles. Now, as I say, just to reiterate, although
it’s obviously my duty to tell you to be 100% honest when answering personality test questions,
I will tell you how I would personally approach them myself. And you can decide whether or not it’s something
that you want to follow. And I would suggest it is. Example personality test questions. Which of the following statements best describes
you? Here’s the statement. “I don’t like meeting new people.” “I get excited when I am asked to work on
a difficult project.” “I tend to get stressed in pressurized situations.” “I prefer to work alone.” So which of those statements best describes
you? Well, if I answer that one hundred percent
truthfully, I have to go for number four, which is I prefer to work alone. I do. I prefer to work alone. However, if I answer that personality test
question by selecting number four, that is probably not what they are looking for. If I read the statements and I think to myself,
and this is the way to tackle personality tests, put yourself in the shoes of the employer,
what are they looking for? And they are looking for somebody who gets
excited when they are asked to work on difficult projects. Okay. So that’s the answer that I would choose,
even though, number four, I do prefer to work alone. So look, another one: which of the following
statements best describes you? “I tend to get upset easily.” “I don’t like to analyze situations.” “I feel uneasy in meetings with people I
do not know.” “I will go out of my way to help new members
of the team.” Hundred percent, the best answer is number
four, because they are looking for a personality trait where you do help people out. All employers want people who will help people
out; new members of the team start, and they want you to help that new person out. So, you put yourself in the shoes of the employer
or the hiring manager and you answer the questions in that manner. With that type of personality test question,
where you are presented with a statement and you have to pick one that best describes you,
always seek out the POSITIVE STATEMENT from them. So, as I say, put yourself in the shoes of
the interviewer or the hiring manager. What are they looking for? And ask yourself the following question. And when answering every type of personality
test question that comes up. What are the beneficial traits for the particular
job that you are being interviewed for? And this will help you to tackle them. So I’ve already done the work for you. These are the top 10 skills, qualities and
personality traits all employers look for! They look for people who have STRONG COMMUNICATION
SKILLS. If you get asked a personality test question
based around communication skills, then choose the positive one; the one that demonstrates
that you have got great communication skills. Also, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY is up there in
the top 10 list of personality traits that they are looking for. Someone who is FLEXIBLE in their role. Having PERSISTENCE, DETERMINATION and SELF
DISCIPLINE and also WORKING WITH OTHER PEOPLE harmoniously. The next set, five, you are someone who is
LOYAL. You have PROBLEM SOLVING capabilities. You are someone who LEARNS THINGS QUICKLY. You are SELF-MOTIVATED and you WORK EFFECTIVELY
UNDER PRESSURE. So, if you want to pause the video, just go
back and write all of those down. Those are the top 10 skills, qualities and
personality traits that employers look for. When you are tackling personality test type
questions, look out for these and you’ll see them in there and answer them based on the
fact that you have all of those 10 skills. Let’s have a look at some different personality
test questions now. True or false type. I am easily irritated. So there is that statement and you have to
answer it. True or false? I get nervous talking to people. I don’t know. True or false? Two more. I remain calm in stressful situations. True or false? I often get annoyed with people who get things
wrong. True or false? Think about those traits that we’ve just gone
through. Working with people harmoniously is one of
them, the important top 10 traits. So, if you were presented with that statement,
I often get annoyed with people who get things wrong, how should you answer it? You already know the correct answer. How would I personally answer true or false
type personality test questions? I am easily irritated. I have to be honest, I do get easily irritated
at times, but that would not be the way to answer it, because a team member who gets
easily irritated is less likely to be able to work under pressure. So, I would answer that as false. OK. That’s how I would answer it, because I’m
not thinking to myself, so, you know, I get easily irritated. Let’s tell them that I am putting myself in
the shoes of the hiring manager. And a lot of people say that’s wrong. You shouldn’t do that. And I respect that, totally. But this is how I tackle personality test
questions. I get nervous talking to people I don’t know. So remember one of them? The top one was communication skills. If you know that the top personality trait
is communication skills in any role, then communicating effectively is an essential
aspect of a work, then you would say false. I do not get nervous talking to people. I don’t know. I remain calm in stressful situations. So handling stress, that was another one of
the traits that we came up with. That’s an essential part of daily working
life. So we would say yes. True. I do remain calm in stressful situations,
and then I often get annoyed with people who get things wrong. Anger or frustration are not helpful emotions
whilst at work. However, patience with other people is helpful. So you would choose false. If you remember on my top 10 list of great
personality traits, skills, qualities and attributes, the last one was WORKING HARMONIOUSLY
WITH OTHER PEOPLE. So you would have to choose false with that
one. Let’s take a look at some other ones, some
tougher personality test type questions. These are the ones where you’re presented
with strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree or strongly agree. These are, on the face of it, tougher. However, let me give you some tips for answering
these. You are presented with that statement, and
there is one: “I find it difficult to motivate myself” and you have to answer it as either
(1) strongly disagree. (2) disagree. (3) neutral. (4) agree or (5) strongly agree. I would choose STRONGLY DISAGREE, because
remember, self-motivation was one of those top 10 traits remember, that I put up? So we need to say that we don’t find it difficult
motivating myself, because an employer wants you to be a self-starter, someone who gets,
you know, gets going, takes responsibility for completing tasks. And they are self-motivated. They don’t need somebody else to say, come
on, let’s get the work done. You will do it yourself. Now, when presented with personality test
questions of this nature, I advise against consistently going for either STRONGLY AGREE
or STRONGLY DISAGREE. A lot of people do that. They just go right at the end of the spectrum
for each of them, and that is not the way to tackle them because these personality tests
will then identify that you’re not answering them truthfully. My advice is, to where possible, stay on the
correct side of the scale based on what you believe the employer or hiring manager is
looking for. You would either go for Strongly Disagree
or Disagree, and I’ll give you some examples as we progress. Don’t worry. Agree, or five, Strongly Agree, and mix them
up. If you strongly agree on something, then choose
it. If you just disagree on something and then
choose that as well. Now, you’ll also see that part in the center,
which is neutral. Now sometimes the neutral aspect is referred
to as NEITHER AGREE or DISAGREE. OK, but we’re going to use NEUTRAL for the
sake of this tutorial, and I’ll explain when I choose neutral as we go through. Let’s now take a look at a few more example
personality test questions. I find it easy to form close relationships. And then we’re presented with strongly disagree,
disagree, neutral, agree or strongly agree. Now, employers like to know that their employees
are people who most people will be able to get along with, and work with. Remember, one of the top 10 traits was ‘working
closely with others harmoniously’. So I would say that I AGREE. I find it easy to form close relationships. Why did I not choose STRONGLY AGREE? Because sometimes, someone would come into
a room and I might think, well, you’re not my kind of person, but I will get on with
you, and I will try my hardest for the sake of my work, and for the sake of the team. So I will choose AGREE on that basis. So, have a go at this one yourself. It’s your turn to try a personality test question. I’m going to put this up on the screen, and
in the comments section below, tell me how you would answer it? “We live in an unfair world.” Do you (1) STRONGLY DISAGREE (2) DISAGREE
(3) NEUTRAL (you neither agree or disagree) (4) you AGREE or (5), you STRONGLY AGREE. Please put your answer to this personality
test question in the comments section below the video and tell me why you’ve chosen your
option! This is a difficult one. “We live in an unfair world.” I will tell you later on how I would personally
answer this question. OK, let’s a look at some more. “I am reluctant to get involved with other
people’s welfare.” Strongly disagree, disagree (3) neutral, (4)
agree or (5) strongly agree. I am reluctant to get involved with other
people’s welfare. Now, being a supportive and trusting member
of a team is beneficial to the organizational goals. I would put DISAGREE there. OK. I am reluctant to get involved with other
people’s welfare. I disagree. I WILL get involved with other people’s welfare. So, if they’re not feeling good at work, you
know, they’re upset about something. Or I can detect that they are not working
effectively as they normally would as part of the team, I’ll get involved and find out
why. Because that’s for the benefit of the team. So we’re thinking about what the employer
wants from us in their response. “I refuse to concede an argument.” This is a difficult one. (1) strongly disagree (2) disagree (3) neutral
(4) agree (5) strongly agree. Now, a person who refuses to concede an argument
is less likely to be compliant at work. Put yourself in the shoes of the hiring manager
or the recruiter. Okay. So compliance is a valuable trait amongst
employees. People who will do what they are told to do. Compliance is a good thing. I would STRONGLY DISAGREE. And I actually don’t mind conceding arguments
at times. Okay, let’s move on to some more. “I make an effort to get to know everyone
I work with” and they’re presented with one, two, three or four or five. What’s the answer? So, knowing your work colleagues’ strengths
and weaknesses will help the team to perform better. Being a supportive team worker is a great
quality, so I would agree. I do make an effort to get to get to know
everyone that I work with. Some more: “I am never the leader amongst
a group of people.” Now, this is a difficult one. I am never the leader amongst a group of people. (1) strongly disagree (2) disagree (3) neutral
(4) agree, or (5) strongly agree. Now employers want people to step up and take
the lead in difficult and stressful situations. I would put STRONGLY DISAGREE, because that
says there I am never the leader. Well, at times I might be. Okay. I might step up and lead a situation, if required. “I find it difficult to motivate myself.” This is easy. Do you remember? Self-discipline is a highly desirable employee
trait. I put that up earlier on. It was one of our top ten, so I would go STRONGLY
DISAGREE there. So. What about neutral? When should you choose that middle path? The neutral part? So, choose neutral when you honestly and genuinely
cannot agree or disagree with the statement presented, and it will happen at times. Here’s one. “A busy lifestyle at home suggests I will
lead a busy lifestyle at work.” Does it? I’m not really sure. I would choose NEUTRAL for that one. A busy lifestyle at home suggests I will lead
a busy lifestyle at work. Let us now take a look at a MOCK PERSONALITY
TEST walkthrough, and I’ll go through these at a snail’s pace, the following questions,
and I want you to think about how you would answer them yourself. So, the good news is there is normally no
time limit with personality tests, because they want you to answer them honestly. Remember to read the questions. I want you to walk through this with me and
tell me what your answers are to each of the questions in the comments section below. Let’s get started. Question 1. I make the people I work with feel at ease. I make the people I work with feel at ease. Remember our top 10 traits working with others? I would put STRONGLY AGREE because being able
to work with other people and making them feel at ease is a great quality, because then
you will get the most out of them. Number two, I prefer obedient people as opposed
to carefree people. Well, I would AGREE. Now there are benefits, in some situations,
to having people who are carefree, and they’re not too fast. However, if you work, in my opinion, in a
workforce that’s obedient, and they get on with things, and they do the jobs as required,
then that is more beneficial, in most circumstances, to the organization. So again, remember, put yourself in the shoes
of the employer. What are they looking for? They would want somebody who is compliant,
someone who is obedient. In most cases, no threat. Don’t forget to tell me how you would answer
these in the comments section below. You have to look after number one. You have to look after number one. That’s basically saying you’ve got to look
after yourself. I would STRONGLY DISAGREE, because the employer
is looking for people who will put the team first, who will put the organizational needs
above their own. OK, so there is no ‘I’ in team, only in
the A HOLE! Sorry. So, you have to look after number one: STRONGLY
DISAGREE. Next one, I usually adapt my behavior so I
work better with people. I usually adapt my behavior so I work better
with people. Yes, I AGREE. It’s not strongly agree, because it depends
on the other person as well. But I will usually adapt my behavior so I
work better with people, because that is helping the team. Question number five of our personality test:
I work best if I am working in a team. Now, this is difficult, and this is where
you are putting yourself in the shoes of the employer and the hiring manager. But don’t forget, one of the very first slides
that I put up during this tutorial, I mentioned the purpose of a personality test, and they
are designed to find out whether you have the right skills and qualities to do the job
that you are being interviewed for. So, my answer to this one: I work best if
I’m working in a team, will very much depend on the requirements of the job that I am applying
for. Let’s say I’m applying to be an I.T. Engineer, then I would put DISAGREE because
I.T. Engineers generally work better alone. So, think about the role… are you required
to work alone, and not so much as part of a team? Then you would put DISAGREE. But, if you are applying, for example, to
be a nurse. Nurses work as part of teams, or firefighters,
for example. Then I would Strongly Agree. I do work best if I’m working in a team. Think about what they are looking for. Number six. I consider myself an unselfish person. I would put STRONGLY AGREE. Okay. So I am an unselfish person. I put other people first before myself. Strongly agree. Don’t forget to put in the comments section
below how you would answer these. Question 7. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Now, I would choose NEUTRAL for this, because
sometimes, our instincts are really good, you know. But other times, you know, you have to give
people the opportunity to prove themselves and present themselves. But there are times naturally as human beings,
when we DO judge people, or judge a book by its cover. But I am going to choose neutral for that
one. Question 8. Everyone should be treated equally. This is a very tricky one. But I would AGREE everyone should be treated
equally. Question 9. We live in an unfair world. Remember, I put this one up. How do you think I’m going to answer this? Well, I would say AGREE, because that demonstrates
that you are somebody who has empathy for other people, which is a great trait, when
you are working as part of a team. So, some people might say, well, if you think
we live in an unfair world, then, you know, you’re a bit of a victim. But I don’t agree with that. We do generally live in an unfair world. So I would click for AGREE, because this,
I believe, shows compassion and empathy and mercifulness. This trait indicates the extent to which a
person shows a caring and helpful persona. Question 10. I am reserved and shy. I would STRONGLY DISAGREE, OK. Because if I’m going to work at a place, an
organization, then they’re going to want me to come out of my shell and talk to other
people. Maybe I have to talk to others, you know,
outside of the organization. And if I am reserved and shy, I’m going to
struggle to do that. Question 11. I like to follow the crowd. Difficult. Well, again, it depends very much on the level
of responsibility required within the role. So, if I was applying to be a manager or a
supervisor or a team leader, I would strongly disagree. Or, if I was going to be a non-manager, I
was applying for a non-management role, then I would choose STRONGLY AGREE. Question 12: It is important to feel like
you are part of something big and exciting. Now, again, my answer will very much depend
on the monotonous nature of the role. If I was applying for a role as a call center
handler, for example, working in a call center, then generally something big and exciting
is not going to happen. So, if I was going to be a call center or
admin role worker, I would choose disagree. Whereas a Project Manager, I would put strongly
agree. Number 13. I am always realistic, even if that means
being negative. I would DISAGREE with that. Okay. I’m always realistic, even if that means being
negative. I disagree. Tell me how you would answer that question? 14. I would do overtime in order to get closer
to my goals. Yes, I STRONGLY AGREE. I would do that. It shows that I’m a flexible person. Remember, I did put up at the beginning, those
top 10 traits, and one of them was flexibility. Don’t forget to revisit them! They are very, very important. Number 15. I often ‘do’ before I ‘think’. I DISAGREE with that. A better employer, sorry… A better ‘employee’ is someone who thinks
before they do things. OK, if you’ve got time, think about your
actions and think about the consequences. I hope you’ve enjoyed that so far. If you want to download my guide to passing
personality test, where you can try loads more and get more great tips on all of the
kind of questions, click the link below the video or go to my website, How2Become.com. Let me know what you thought or that tutorial? I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Please do let me know how you would tackle
personality test questions? Don’t forget, SUBSCRIBE, and please do hit
the like button. Thank you. Thank you very much. I look forward to teaching you during my next
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