Orange County, CAPersonality tests are used in almost every nation on earth for counseling, selection, and placement. Testing occurs in settings as diverse as schools, civil service, industry, medical clinics, and counseling centers. Most persons have taken dozens of tests and thought nothing of it.

Although the widespread use of psychological testing is largely a phenomenon of the twentieth century, historians note that rudimentary forms of testing date back to at least 2200 B.C. when the Chinese emperor had his officials examined every third year to determine their fitness for office. Five topics were tested: civil law, military affairs, agriculture, revenue, and geography.

Today, we have more modern tools and a deeper understanding with many books on the subject of the mind, the spirit and how our personalities effect our job, success in marriage, income earning potential and our overall view of life and satisfaction.

“The real purpose of the personality test,” said Life Coach Carlie Dearborn, “is to help the person identify key strengths and using them fully to help raise the areas of one’s life that are not as strong. By identifying the strengths, we can then develop a plan of action to build upon those and address weak areas for better, more well-rounded skill-sets so we can start to make positive changes and transitions in life.”

Life coaching is best done with an assessment of critical factors such as ability to handle and manage stress, public speaking, how well we resolve conflicts, activity level, organizational skills, empathy level, responsibility level, leadership capability and many more.

By survey, most Americans have a high opinion about personality tests. In fact, in a recent survey conducted in Orange County, CA, over 63% of the people surveyed said that personality tests are “highly accurate”. Moreover, they are mostly used in universities and professional corporations to help identify skills, abilities and native aptitude in all areas of life.

One of the free introductory services offered by Athena Coaching is the personality test. It only takes about 30 minutes to fill out and provides invaluable insight in how to properly address anyone’s concerns and problems.



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