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Huge Study Details How The Pandemic Fundamentally Changed People's Personalities
"Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, personality-typing giant Truity collected anonymous data for a two-year-long study that would make bold assertions about the pandemic's impacts on users' psychology and personalities. Truity's CEO Molly Owens, a personality researcher who has previously spoken to The List about the Enneagram personality typing system, reflected on the study's findings and what they might mean for our post-pandemic personalities."
Broadcast Segment: Truity CEO Speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang About Employees and the Back-to-the-Office Disconnect
“9 to 5 in the office policies do suit a particular type of worker...that more extraverted person...And that’s great, but you’re not going to go very far with just one personality type in your company...you need to make sure your work policies work for everyone.”
Back to the Office, Maybe? Keep Employees Engaged, Despite More Uncertainty Ahead
“There is growing evidence that taking into account the needs of different types of employees is not just a 'nice-to-have.' About 50 percent of the workforce is introverted, but 96 percent of leaders identify as Extraverts. Companies that nurture cognitive diversity within their teams tend to have more engaged cultures.”
Broadcast Segment: Truity's Research on What Your State Says About You
"Truity surveyed 12,000 Americans to find out different personality types and here is what they found for each state..the most extraverted people come from Nevada, the most introverted from Vermont…New Yorkers are apparently Neurotic and Open-Minded, whereas Californians are Open-Minded.”
Got Imposter Syndrome? Your Personality May Have Something to Do With It
“Studies show a correlation between imposter syndrome and scoring high in the trait of neuroticism (the tendency to experience negative emotions such as fear, sadness, anxiety, guilt and shame).”
Broadcast Segment: Can Online Personality Tests Help or Hurt the Hiring Process?
“We’ve really seen an explosion in interest in personality assessments especially among Millennials and Gen Z. That’s due to a lot of interest in individual differences and -- in a more complex labor market, people wanting to understand where they fit in. For individuals, these tests are really about helping them understand their strengths and their weaknesses, figuring out what path they may want to take and how they can maximize satisfaction in their work. Businesses use personality assessments to better understand who their people are and what strengths they have that may not be apparent on the surface.”
If You Have This Personality Type, Chances Are You’re Making More Money Than Your Co-Workers
“In a study by Molly Owens, CEO of career assessment publisher Truity Psychometrics, a survey of 1,505 found that those with the ESTJ personality type earn the highest average yearly income. In this survey, the average female ESTJ’s annual income was $68,000 while the average male ESTJ earned $95,000 a year.”
Are You Toxic? This Test Helps You Find Out If You’re One of the 7 Types to Avoid
“A California-based personality assessment company, Truity, has developed a Toxic Person Test that helps people find out what bad behaviors they may have and if they’re actually the toxic person everyone is trying to avoid. The test uses principles of the Big Five model of personality and commonly loathed behaviors on social media to analyze participants and give them feedback on where they fall within three of the “Big Five” personality traits that are most responsible for toxicity."
What Your Personality Type Says About Your Career Destiny
"What does your personality type have to do with being an entrepreneur? Quite a bit, according to a recent study. Truity Psychometrics, a personality test developer, surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers about their careers and personalities. Covering topics such as job satisfaction, income and self-employment, Truity charted the differences between each of 16 different personality types.”
The Curse of Being Quiet
"A study done by personality testmaker Truity Psychometrics found that Extraverts make more money than Introverts. With their outgoing personalities, Extraverts easily fall into managerial and leadership positions.”
How Your Enneagram Type Determines Your Spending
“Understanding your personal relationship with money leads to less stress and higher life satisfaction. The Enneagram will help you find out. Using survey data from Truity of over 58,000 participants, here's a look at the financial habits of each Enneagram type.”
Study Reveals Which Myers-Briggs Personality Makes the Most Money
"A recent report from Truity Psychometrics purports to shed some light on how personality influences our careers — whether certain kinds of people make more money, why certain kinds of personalities tend to end up in that nice corner office, and so on. Using the world's most popular personality test, the Myers-Briggs TypeFinder, Truity surveyed a representative sample of 25,759 people about their personality and work history and compiled the results in an infographic-laden report.”
Where You Live Says A Lot More About You Than You'd Think
“People in Illinois are competitive and less creative in their thinking, while residents of Vermont are incredibly introverted, according to a new study from Truity, an online company that offers personality and career tests. The site surveyed about 13,000 U.S. residents…on psychology's Big Five personality dimensions, and we've gotta say the findings are utterly fascinating.”
Enneagram and Relationships: Which Enneagrams Belong Together?
“The Enneagram is a system for understanding personality through nine unique but intertwined types,” says Molly Owens, founder and CEO of Truity, a personality and career tests website. “The system shows us how someone processes information in their world, and how they deal with the spectrum of emotion.”
From INFJ to ESTP: The Best Workout for Your Myers-Briggs Personality
"Finding a workout plan you can actually stick to is the million-dollar challenge. To help you find a fitness plan that will complement who you are as a person, we spoke with Molly Owens, founder and CEO of Truity, to give us insight on the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types and the best workout routine to accompany each one.”
Expert Reveals Why Millenials and Gen-Zers Are Flocking to the Enneagram
“Truity is one of the leading Enneagram testing websites and a platform that provides educational resources on a range of personality typing systems. Since its founding in 2012, its CEO, Molly Owens, has expanded its mission to provide blogs and vital personalized information to improve over 50 million users' daily lives. In building Truity, Owens used her understanding of psychology and therapy — as well as her expertise in the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs 16 personality typing system — to provide free testing and educational resources. In an exclusive interview with The List, the expert shared what tools we might gain from the Enneagram over other personality typing systems.”
This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Career Personality Type
"Deciding on a career is daunting, especially when you’re not quite sure what you want to do for a living. To start you in the right direction, it might help to know your career personality type."
How To Pick The Perfect Gift For Anyone, Based On Their Enneagram Type
"If you're unsure what to give, you can use the Enneagram—a popular personality typing system—as a tool used to gain insight into what your friends and family members may be looking for. In a recent survey conducted by personality test provider Truity, 105,000 people shared their Enneagram types as well as what kinds of presents they enjoy receiving.”
Why Your Personality Can Be Dangerous to Your Wealth
"..personality traits determine how you might save for retirement..so, for instance those who exhibit the "openness" personality trait tend to have lower portfolio withdrawal rates, while those who exhibit the "agreeable" personality trait tend to have higher portfolio withdrawal rates. Openness describes a person's tendency to think in abstract, complex ways, while agreeableness describes a person's tendency to put others' needs ahead of their own, and to cooperate rather than compete with others, according to Truity.com.”
There Are Seven Love Languages Now, and One Might Be Yours
“New research, however, shows that there might actually be seven of these so-called love languages, and they aren’t exactly as Chapman laid out three decades ago. Truity, a company that offers a variety of personality tests, announced last week that its new survey of over 500,000 people yielded a list of seven love styles: Activity, appreciation, emotional, financial, intellectual, physical and practical.”
Those Who Score High on Measures of Narcissism Tend to Earn More
"..being super-nice all the time may hurt your career prospects. According to data from Truity Psychometrics, "Thinkers," or those who are more analytical and logical, tend to manage bigger teams than "Feelers," or those who are more sensitive to other people's needs.”
A Personality Quiz for Your Next California Road Trip
"A new collaboration between Kevin Costner’s HearHere app and personality-test developer Truity points intrepid travelers to their ideal destinations across California. This road trip quiz that unpacks your travel traits using the “Big Five” personality system.”
What Are People Who Are Enneagram Type One Like In A Relationship?
“According to a 2021 survey conducted by Truity, which involved over 88,000 people, (Enneagram) Ones are the least likely to be single. Their data shows that 62% of Ones are in a relationship, and many of them are serious or long-term.”
6 Reasons Your Introverted Personality Is Completely Unique
“Introverts come in all shapes and sizes — and there is a good reason for that. Truity data shows that a preference for small talk is slightly higher among (introverted) Sensing personality types, who tend to focus more on immediate impressions and concrete information.”
Truity’s Personality Tests Help Singles Figure Out What They Want
"Truity has developed in-depth personality tests that go beyond the surface and offer deeper insights than nonscientific quizlets and gimmicky polls. While other websites compare people to Disney characters or Muppets, Truity uses psychological theories to delve into the test taker’s inner workings and core philosophies."
Personality Testing Drives Big Growth for Roseville-based Truity
"People being introspective is driving the growth of Truity Psychometrics LLC, a Roseville company that offers free online personality tests to millions of people per year. Truity is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, with users opting to pay for more detailed assessments of their tests. Truity ranked No. 383 on this year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, with 1,252% revenue growth over the past three years.”
Molly Owens Is the Force Behind Our Collective Obsession with Personality Tests
"Personality tests have never been more popular—there’s just something about being told about yourself, the sense of self-discovery and objective guidance that we all crave as we quit our jobs en masse or consider our next career leap. Molly Owens is at the forefront of this boom—her 10-year-old company, Truity, provides free online self-assessments like the Enneagram and has landed on the No. 383 on Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies list.”
The 5 Most Positive Myers-Briggs Personality Types
"Although being optimistic is certainly not limited to one type, there are some types that may be more inclined to traits associated with this quality—including how future-looking one tends to be, one's faith in others, and how one tends to experience positive emotions," Molly Owens, CEO of personality and career assessment website Truity, tells us."
How to Design Your Home Based on Your Enneagram
"There are many ways to apply Enneagrams in your life – one of them being in your home’s design. We reached out to Enneagram experts across North America, for their best tips on how to design your home based on your Enneagram.”