Self Assessment: Personality Traits

Understanding your personality type provides you information about your natural tendencies and preferences in order to be aware of interactions and activities which may be more comfortable and satisfying. For example, you may find that choosing a major and career path that is compatible with your personality will make it easier for you to master the subjects and skills required.1


Follow the Steps Below:

  1. Complete the Self Exploration Chart: Personality Traits

    • Answer important questions to identify your personality traits in order to target majors and careers you would like to investigate further.
  2. Take an inventory that explores your personality traits 

    • ºStrong Interest Inventory ($35)
    • This instrument will help identify your preferences, personal styles and environments which support your personality type. Speak with your Academic Advisor for Exploratory Majors to review your survey results.
  3. Learn about Personality Types

    • This introduction to Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types will help you become aware of possible preferences that you may identify with in order  learn more about your personality. If you feel you would like to explore your personality type more deeply, consider taking the ºMyers Briggs Type Indicator ($30).

    • ºThis inventory is administered by UAA's Advising & Testing Center.
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Personality Traits


1. Bendat, W., Raufman, L., & Sukiennik, D. (2013). The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Pearson.