Pro tip: After you complete one or more of these personality/trait/interest surveys, download your high school and beyond plan found here to help you keep all your results and plans organized (offered in multiple languages): https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/graduation/graduation-requirements/graduation-toolkit/high-school-beyond-planning.
Career Bridges: Where are you going?
This first exploration tool is used by the school districts across our state to help guide students to careers and discover the educational pathways to achieve them.
Online access to quiz and career opportunities
16 Personality Types (Meyers Briggs)
These online tools are broadly used by counselors to help clients discover more about themselves and key into what motivates and gives them energy. Please take the results with a grain of salt and know that a spectrum exists within each category. We recommend the free versions of both Truity and 16 personalities for exploring this tool.
Truity: The TypeFinder® Personality Test
“The TypeFinder shows how the 23 facets of your personality make up your unique personality fingerprint. You'll discover how well you match up with all sixteen of the personality type profiles, the parts of your personality that are typical (and atypical) for your type, and how you can deeply understand your individual traits, characteristics, and preferences.” https://www.truity.com/
“Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free. Our theory incorporates the latest advances in psychometric research, combining time-tested concepts with robust and highly accurate testing techniques.” https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
This online tool utilizes character traits that pair nicely with careers locating in the 16 career clusters.
“Psychologist John Holland developed this inventory to match vocational interests with six personality types: Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), And Conventional (C). A Holland Code is a three-letter code that ranks your traits, talents, and interests to help you find satisfying work. Crack your code today!”
This link will take you to WorkSource’s Holland Codes test: https://www.worksourcewa.com/careerprofile/careerprofile.aspx. Upon completion WorkSource staff can help you navigate your career profile results.
This link will take you to Bellingham Technical College’s career exploration tool: https://secure2.btc.edu/HollandCodes, or you can search “Bellingham Technical College’s career exploration tool”, and you can enter the test from there.