Personality Assessment Tests

These tests can provide a helpful introspective look at job performance, preferences, interests and how we can collaborate with each other.


If you are interested in taking the StrengthsFinder or True Colors assessment, please contact Kate Dougherty: catherine.dougherty@wisc.edu.

StrengthsFinder

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is a web-based assessment of normal personality from the perspective of Positive Psychology.

The purpose of the Clifton StrengthsFinder is to start you on the path to strength by helping you discover your most dominant talents. Talents are the “raw materials” required for strengths development and, the more dominant the talent, the greater the opportunity for strength.

The Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of talents in 34 areas, or “themes,” but only reveals your top five themes in order to provide focus on your most dominant talents. The key to building a fully developed strength is to identify your most dominant talents, which are likely found within your top five themes, then complement them with acquired knowledge, skills, and investment.

True Colors

True Colors is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central personality styles of True Colors.

Each of us has a combination of these True Colors that make up our personality spectrum, usually with one of the styles being the most dominant. Identifying your personality and the personalities of others using True Colors provides you with insights into different motivations, actions, and communication approaches. True Colors works because it is based on true principles and easy to remember and use – in all kinds of circumstances – from personal relationships to professional success.