After writing about the Dewey Color System personality test, I decided to give the test a try.
I first took a free test at the official Dewey site. The results of the free test appear to be accurate but not especially specific. The results that require a fee promise to be more in-depth but I was not interested in paying.
My favorite colors in the three different categories were blue, green, and black, which generated this assessment.
"You're in touch with your emotions and clearly express what you want. When you listen to others' hopes, fears and concerns, they discover on their own what’s best for them, as well. You give to others the gift of knowing 'who they are.' "
I find this to be consistent with many of my personality strengths. In terms of my career, it said, "You are a wonderful strategist, able to plan future designs with a clear, sharp, and imaginative style." Again this is accurate but not very specific.
The free test offered at CareerPath.com offered more specific information. It listed my best occupational category as organizer, noting I enjoy "organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy." I take great pride in being accurate but this assessment was not completely accurate.
I found the career listed as my second best to be a better fit. It listed me as a researcher. It explained, "These investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities."
The tests certainly were worth taking and helped me think about the things I enjoy most about my current job as a writer.