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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • myselfand 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 wasworking 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.