I was surprised to learn this, too.
Here's how I found out:
Long ago, I decided to leave the academic world after spending years researching personality.
On day 1 of my first industry job, I was giddy to learn that I would get to take an in-depth personality assessment. I was thrilled that I would get to see how personality assessment — the little corner where I had been geeking out for years — was used in the real world, outside of the academic bubble.
When the day finally came to take my assessment, I was shocked at what I saw.
Outdated, sloppy questions.
Confusing, contradictory results.
And worst of all: no basis whatsoever in any scientific research!
This wasn't a valid, reliable personality measure. It was more like a horoscope.
I dug a little deeper and learned that most personality assessments were wildly expensive and deeply distrusted by employees. Not a great combination.
Most people haven't yet had the chance to learn about the well-established, practical, and fascinating (in my opinion, at least) models of human personality out there.
So, I started building TraitLab.
TraitLab makes it easy to learn about your personality and how it relates to several areas of your life, using the tools, techniques, and models from modern scientific research.
TraitLab is a continuous work in progress. Got any feedback or suggestions? I'd love to hear from you, so please send me a message anytime.