Personality Test




You will need about half an hour to complete the test. You will also need some paper and a pen as you will be recording your answers before you analyse them at the end. Personality Test Questionnaire Where only two options are given then mark the answer that is most appropriate to you. No-one is entirely one or the other.

The 4 Basic Meta Programs Personality Test

Question 1. When it's time to recharge your batteries, do you prefer to

  • a) be alone?
  • b) with people?
Question 2. If you were going to study a subject, would you be more interested
  • a) solely in the facts and their application to the now?
  • b) in the ideas and the relationships between the facts and their application to the future?
Question 3. When you make a decision do you rely more on
  • a) impersonal reason and logic?
  • b) personal value?
Question 4. If we were going to do a project together, would you prefer that it was
  • a) outlined, planned and orderly?
  • b) a more flexible project?
The 19 Complex Meta Programs Personality Test Question 1. Write a short list of what you consider important for each of the following:
  • a) A job
  • b) A new car
  • c) A relationship
Question 2. Why are you choosing to do the job you’re doing right now?
  • a) You chose to do it
  • b) Partly necessity partly by choice
  • c) You needed the job
Question 3. How do you know when you’re doing a good job?
  • a) You know inside
  • b) Mostly you know inside but occasionally you check with someone else
  • c) You rely on your own judgement some of the time and sometimes you ask someone else
  • d) Mostly you have to ask but some of the time you know inside
  • e) Someone has to tell you
Question 4. How do you know when someone else is good at what they do? Do you have to?
  • a)See it?
  • b)Hear about it?
  • c)Read about it?
  • d)Do it?
Question 5. How long or often it takes for you to be convinced that something is true? How often does someone have to demonstrate competence to you before you’re convinced?
  • a) You just know
  • b) Once you've see it a few times
  • c) After observing it for a certain amount of time
  • d) You're never totally convinced you have to keep an eye on it
Question 6.
  • a) Do you know what you need to do to be a success in a job? Yes/No
  • b) Do you know what someone else needs to do? Yes/No
  • c) Do you find it easy to tell someone else what to do? Yes/No
Question 7. When you come into a new situation do you usually
  • a) act as quickly as possible
  • b) size up the situation and then act
  • c) do a complete study of all the consequences and then act
  • d) don't do anything without seeking external advice
Question 8.In a work environment what do you prefer most
  • a) Total independance to get on with the job
  • b) Working in a dynamic team sharing responsibility
  • c) Organising work for others and monitoring progress
Question 9. In a work environment what do you prefer most
  • a) A hands on approach, getting stuck into the actual job
  • b) Organising and making sure that everything runs smoothly
  • c) Dealing with people and looking after clients
Question 10. You are at your favorite restaurant. Order the following list with the most important feature at the top.
  • a) The company
  • b) The decor and atmosphere
  • c) The quality of the food
  • d) The entertainment
  • e) The interesting menu
Question 11. If we were going to do a project together, would you want to know
  • a) the details
  • b) the big picture
  • c) the details then the big picture
  • d) the big picture then the details
Question 12. What is the relationship between these three coins? INSERT PICTURE Question 13. Tell me about a situation that gave you trouble, a one-time event.
  • a) Thinking
  • b) Feeling
  • c) Choice
Question 14. Does your time line run
  • a) through you
  • b) past you
Question 15. What was the last thing you said to yourself just before you got out of bed this morning? Question 16. If you are waiting your turn to give a speech and someone else is giving their speech before you. Are you most likely to be
  • a) Thinking about what you are going to be saying?
  • b) Listening to what the other speaker is saying?
Question 17. When you need to work through a problem or a challenge in your life, is it absolutely necessary for you to:
  • a) Talk about it with someone else?
  • b) Think about it by yourself only?
Question 18. If someone you knew quite well said to you, “I'm thirsty,” would you:
  • a) Find the comment interesting, but probably do nothing about it?
  • b) Feel really compelled to do something about it?
Question 19. If you felt that someone around you was not performing as well as they should, would you
  • a) come to the point and tell them directly
  • b) hint, imply and give them clues.


Personality Test Answers

The 4 Basic Meta Programs Personality Test Answers Answer 1. Attitude Preference

  • a) Introvert
  • b) Extrovert
Answer 2. Internal Process
  • a) Sensor
  • b) Intuitor
Answer 3. Internal State
  • a) Thinker
  • b) Feeler
Answer 4. Adaptive Response
  • a) Judger
  • b) Perceiver
The 19 Complex Meta Programs Personality Test Answers Answer 1. Direction Filter Count up all the statements that are positive attractive aspects and make one total for all 3 items. Then do teh same for the negative aspects, the things you would choose to avoid.
  • a) All Positive A Toward Personality
  • b) A mixture A combination with a bias one way or the other
  • c) All Negative An Away Personality
Answer 2. Reason Filter
  • a) Possibility
  • b) Both
  • c) Necessity
Answer 3. Frame of Reference Filter
  • a) Internal
  • b) Internal with external check
  • c) Balanced
  • d) External with internal check
  • e) External
Answer 4. Convincer Representational Filter
  • a) See
  • b) Hear
  • c) Read
  • d) Do
Answer 5. Convincer Demonstration Filter
  • a) Automatic
  • b) Number of times
  • c) Period of time
  • d) Consistent
Answer 6. Management Direction Filter
  • a) YES b) NO c) NO Self only
  • a) YES b) YES c) NO Self and team
  • a) YES b) YES c) YES Self and manage others
  • a) NO b) YES c) YES Others but not self
Answer 7. Action Filter
  • a) Active
  • b) Reflective then active
  • c) Reflective
  • d) Inactive
Answer 8. Affiliation
  • a) Independent player
  • b) Team player
  • c) Management player
Answer 9. Work Preference Filter
  • a) Things
  • b) Systems
  • c) People
Answer 10. Primary Interest Filter
  • a) People
  • b) Place
  • c) Things
  • d) Activity
  • e) Information
Answer 11. Chunk Size Filter
  • a) Specific
  • b) Global
  • c) Specific to Global
  • d) Global to Specific
Answer 12. Relationship Filter Count the number of answers you gave that pointed out the similarities and compare to the number of answers you gave that pointed out the differences.
  • a) Sameness - if your reasons pointed out only similarities
  • b) Sameness with exception - mostly similarities
  • c) Sameness and differences equally - an equal balance of the two
  • d) Differences with exception - mostly differences
  • e) Differences - if your reasons pointed out only the differences
Answer 13. Emotional Stress Response
  • a) Thinking
  • b) Feeling
  • c) Choice
Answer 14. Time Storage Filter
  • a) Through Time
  • b) In Time
Answer 15. Modal Operator Sequence You will tend to either use terms of necessity before terms of possibility, or vice versa. Terms of necessity include 'have to', 'must', 'should' Terms of possibility include 'can', 'could', 'might'
  • Necessity then possibility
  • Possibility then necessity
Answer 16. Attention Direction Filter
  • a) Self
  • b) Others
Answer 17. Information Processing Style
  • a) External
  • b) Internal
Answer 18. Listening Style
  • a) Literal
  • b) Inferential
Answer 19. Speaking Style
  • a) Literal
  • b) Inferential