A reminder: It is important to take this test with a mindset of being on a vacation
or experiencing a neutral circumstance in your life because personality
can shift depending on circumstances. Our personality may be different
at work than when we are holding a baby in our arms. We are more
directed in the first situation and more compassionate in the second.
Situations trigger us to use different components of our personality. So
as you take the test, think about being in a neutral place as you choose
The test has three sections with each section including two categories
of ten statements. Though there are a total of sixty test statements, you
will only circle thirty.
First, read the three or four sentences that best describes that category.
Choose the category that best describes you. Then, for each of the ten
statements, circle the one that pertains to you in a neutral situation. If
both statements apply, choose the one that describes you the best. (That
may mean 51% of the time.)
Later, you will go back and see the color that relates to that statement
on the answer key. The answers will be denoted as R (Red), O (Orange),
Y(Yellow) and G (Green). Tally up how many statements you circled for
each of the color personalities. This reveals your personality ratio.
BEGIN THE E3 PERSONALITY TEST
I apply logic to solve most problems.
I am very detailed oriented and enjoy knowing the inner mechanism of things.
I am good at confronting people when something needs to be said.
If these statements characterize your personality, answer questions 1-10
I apply understanding and consider all people's feelings to solve problems.
I am less detail oriented and prefer to work with things that are more artistic and creative than mechanical.
I prefer not to be confrontive. I am concerned with people's feelings.
I prefer to let things ride instead of a confrontation. Things usually work out fine.
If these statements characterize your personality, answer questions 11-20
1a.I believe in traditional values and beliefs
1b.I have my own unique values which often disagree with what others believe.
2a.I typically pride myself in looking for new and better ways to do things.
2b.I typically will stick with a proven way of doing something.
3a.I feel strength in working with a team of people and believe in the chain of command.
3b.I prefer working along on projects without others around to complicate things.
4a.I prefer assigned work to be outlined in detail including expectations and goals.
4b.I prefer assigned work to be detail- free allowing me to expand the project as I see fit.
5a.I am theoretical.
5b.I am practical.
6a.A good answer is better than a good question.
6b.A good question is better than a good answer.
7a.My mind often thinks of alternative ways to reach the same goal.
7b.I keep my attention on what needs to be done to complete a task.
8a.In problem solving, I am excited by pondering possibilities leading to new answers.
8b.In problem solving, it is easier to choose an accepted and proven method.
9a.I consider myself and my thoughts to be main stream.
9b.I find myself and my thoughts to be different and more complex than most others.
10a.I need to concentrate on one thing at a time when completing a task.
10b.I can have several things happening at once when I am completing a task.
11a.I enjoy the present and spend little time thinking about the future.
11b.I enjoy the present but find my thoughts drift to fun future plans and events.
12a.I need to concentrate on one thing at a time when completing a task.
12b.I can have several things happening at once when I am completing a task.
13a.I can get lost in rituals and become disconnected from the deeper meaning of an event.
13b.I feel ritual and ceremony connect me to the deeper meaning of an event.
14a.I am theoretical.
14b.I am practical.
15a.I believe in traditional values and beliefs
15b.I have my own unique values which often disagree with what others believe.
16a.In problem solving, it is easier to choose an accepted and proven method.
16b.In problem solving, I am excited by pondering possibilities leading to new answers.
17a.I dislike doing things that are repetitious.
17b.I enjoy doing things that are repetitious.
18a.I find myself and my thoughts to be different and more complex than most others.
18b.I consider myself and my thoughts to be main stream.
19a.A good answer is better than a good question.
19b.A good question is better than a good answer.
20a.I take a conservative approach to most events.
20b.I like taking risks and I enjoy doing things differently.
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