Top 5 Websites with Fun and Insightful Psychological Tests

brain1   Top 5 Websites with Fun and Insightful Psychological TestsI intend to open up to you the corners of the internet that can help tap into the darkest corners of your own mind. Last month, I brought you the best optical illusions on the web, which tested how your mind manipulates your perceptions, and now I bring you some of the web’s best psychological tests. These tests may reveal to you the deepest parts of your own subconscious, which may horrify and astound you “” but at least taking the tests will be fun.

There aren’t silly pop psychology tests that have no basis in fact; they’re legitimate psychological tests that are either backed by significant research or are actually parts of ongoing studies that are using your results to obtain more data. They’ll help you dig into your mind and explore your subconscious, memorization abilities, personality, and much more.

BBC’s Tests

The BBC has a surprisingly large collection of free psychological tests online. The subjects that they cover really run the gamut: you can find out how good your memory is, whether you experience synesthesia, what sex your brain is, and much more.

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Many of the tests are parts of ongoing studies, so rest assured that the results you’re getting are coming directly from professional psychologists and researchers.

Cognitive Fun

Cognitive Fun is an excellent website with tons of unique psychological tests. Many will test your reaction time and memorization abilities, and you’ll also find the classic Stroop color test on the site.

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One of the site’s best features is that you can register an account and save your stats on all of the site’s tests. Then you can compare your results to those of everyone else who took the tests.

Jung Typology Test

The Jung Typology Test reveals your personality type using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a well-established personality test first published in 1962.

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Results of the test will provide you with four letters that summarize your personality type (don’t worry, it also explains, in detail, what those letters and your particular type actually mean). You’ll also find out what famous people had your personality type.

Project Implicit

Project Implicit is an excellent Harvard study that may reveal your subconscious biases regarding race, gender, religion, and more. It does this by requiring you to distinguish between different images and words and group them into correct categories.

For example, in the race test, you have to distinguish between faces of European and African origin and good words (like “joy” and “love”) and bad words (like “agony” and “terrible”). Then you have to group bad words and images of European American faces together and good words and images of African American faces together (and vice versa). projectimplicit   Top 5 Websites with Fun and Insightful Psychological TestsTo get accurate results, you have to sort quickly. Based on whether or not you make mistakes when grouping images, the test purports to reveal whether you may have a subconscious preference for faces of European or African origin. The results of this test and others on Project Implicit may astonish and unsettle you.

Face Research

The face research tests also primarily use images of faces. Here, however, you are making choices like whether faces look healthier, more trustworthy, or more attractive.

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To participate in the tests you have to either register an account or login as a guest. These tests could reveal how you subconsciously assume things about the people you’ve just met based only on very subtle changes in their faces.

Conclusion

Psychological tests are both fun and can reveal a lot about us. If you want more information behind the results that you’re getting from these tests, consider checking out some informative psychology websites. In all of your pursuits to better understand yourself and the workings of your mind, I wish you luck.

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MUO Newbie

The Project implicit is very interesting. You may learn some new things about yourself there.

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Saikat Basu

One of the most common tests is to know whether you are a Type A or a Type B personality. And probably the most commonly taken ones are the compatibility tests. It’s really fun knowing things about yourself that otherwise we would have missed. TestDex also has a lineup of tests.

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AKH

I agree it is fun to know things about yourself which you may in everday life overlook. I enjoy taking compatibility tests. They’re fun and sometimes very surprising. Not what you thought at all. There’s a website called “the Wakefield Doctrine” that concludes that there are 3 personality types: “clarks”, “scotts” and “rogers”. It is a fun and interesting way of looking at the people around you and, by understanding which one they are, being able to understand why they act the way they. Don’t you ever wonder why your husband, wife, kids, bosses,… are acting that way? The Wakefield Doctrine has the answer. And you’ll learn about yourself as well. Give it a try!

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Saikat Basu

Yes, it’s pretty interesting stuff. For those of our readers who are interested, here’s the link – http://wakefielddoctrine.com/

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AKH

Thanks for posting the website. Have you figured out “who” you are yet?

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jebat

Well u said it Mr.Saikat Basu..couldnt agree more with that..but sometimes when we know the test is all about..we sometimes boldly says thats not who we are tho its true..but different people of course have other opinion about this..but i do use some of them the compatability test with my students..but its us got to tell them what the outcome really means…thanks for this MUO..

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Saikat Basu

Yes, it’s pretty interesting stuff. For those of our readers who are interested, here’s the link – http://wakefielddoctrine.com/

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Clarkfarley

someone once said, …”the most irrisitable tool made by man is the mirror”.
I think your Post (hey the whole blog) here, is proof of that. Very good Post!
There is no limit to the creativity of Man when it comes to finding ways to examine him/herself.

It seems that some mirrors/psych profiles are like those novelty photo booths at carnivals. You know, where you stand behind a cutout figure with only your face showing, of a bodybuilder or a movie actress!
Surely, good test design takes into account the test takers desire to appear as they think they should, rather than as they are…

the Wakefield Doctrine, that this AKH (above) mentions is more of a ‘grouping/clustering’ of personality characteristics…it is based in the idea that people start with a perception the world around them and all subsequent behaviors are simply the best, most appropriate response (given the this perception). What is interesting, is that the ‘clustering of behaviors’ that this particular system employs, seems to hold up when looked at in the ‘real world’.
For example, of all the people who are attracted to say, geneolgy blogs and websites, an inordinate percentage will be found to be those with careers in the harder sciences, engineers, chemists etc. There are other examples, but the idea seems to come down to the characteristics of the three personality types seem to be consistent when found in the general population.

… thanks for the interesting Post, will be bookmarking this blog! Always fun to read what others see out in the world of psych testing/measurement.

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Clarkfarley

someone once said, …”the most irrisitable tool made by man is the mirror”.
I think your Post (hey the whole blog) here, is proof of that. Very good Post!
There is no limit to the creativity of Man when it comes to finding ways to examine him/herself.

It seems that some mirrors/psych profiles are like those novelty photo booths at carnivals. You know, where you stand behind a cutout figure with only your face showing, of a bodybuilder or a movie actress!
Surely, good test design takes into account the test takers desire to appear as they think they should, rather than as they are…

the Wakefield Doctrine, that this AKH (above) mentions is more of a ‘grouping/clustering’ of personality characteristics…it is based in the idea that people start with a perception the world around them and all subsequent behaviors are simply the best, most appropriate response (given the this perception). What is interesting, is that the ‘clustering of behaviors’ that this particular system employs, seems to hold up when looked at in the ‘real world’.
For example, of all the people who are attracted to say, geneolgy blogs and websites, an inordinate percentage will be found to be those with careers in the harder sciences, engineers, chemists etc. There are other examples, but the idea seems to come down to the characteristics of the three personality types seem to be consistent when found in the general population.

… thanks for the interesting Post, will be bookmarking this blog! Always fun to read what others see out in the world of psych testing/measurement.