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Getting To Know You......

People often ask, "What do you want to do with your life?" This question is not always easy to answer. Since the average person will work 1,777 hours over a year, it becomes important to learn all you can about yourself to find a path that best fits you. Roadtrip Nation encourages people to engage in self-construction of themselves by actively participating in defining their future by talking with others about how they discovered their own path. Explore Roadtrip Nation here and then connect what you learned by listening to others experiences, to what you have learned about yourself through some of the free online self-assessments below. Don't forget UMD's Career Services where you can explore your strengths, interests, careers and opportunities.

Tools for self-assessment

Inventories and assessments serve as tools to assist you in determining your personality type, skills, characteristics and even help you consider your values. Since no one test can determine your type with 100% accuracy; you can form a bigger picture of who you are by taking more than one type of assesment.

After reviewing your results, ask yourself some of the following questions: What is most important to me? What are my skills and how does this career or major fit with that? What are my values in relation to how I want to live my life? How does this career or major fit me in relation to your own personal values and work related values?

The personality types test is based on Carl Jung's theory of psychological types explaining that each person is "wired" with different tendencies and preferences. View descriptive information about each of the 16 different personality types. While learning more about themselves, students also garner interest in learning about other famous people with their type and considering a list of satisfying careers for each personality type. The Multiple Intelligences test is based on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences and helps student to determine how student excel in the eight different categories of intelligence. This test also helps students identify their top strengths, common characteristics within an intellegience and career matches associated with them.

This inventory will give your type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology along with the strengths of the preferences and  the description of your personality type. The site also provides a list of occupations and educational institutions where you can get relevant degree or training most suitable for your personality type - Jung Career Indicator™

The personality project is part of a study at Northeastern University. While the "Big 5" is an accurate test, students will need to give consent allowing their scores to be used in the study. When you take this test, you will receive a report summarizing your standing in the Big-5 dimensions. This report is generated dynamically and is different for everybody taking the test.Here's another link to explain your Big 5 score in type terminology:

Keirsey Temperament Theory states there are four basic temperament groups which describe human behavior. The questions in the KTS®-II are designed to sort between four dichotomous pairs of preferences, leading to results that reveal a person’s temperament and character type to help gain a better understanding of themselves and others. College Zone, which is connected with this site, will also give you information on how to be a successful student in addition to other relationship and career topics.

This personality test is short and based on the book Do What You Are; learn more about your personality type and how it affects your career choice. If you enjoy blogging, this site offers you the opportunity to connect with thousands who have "blogged" on their personalities.