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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship encourage me to take personality tests like True Colors and Myers-Briggs and I was wondering, do those results actually have any significance in the workplace? Like do employers use them to build well-balanced teams or are they something I should put on my resume.

Answered by Dean, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on October 17, 2017

Many companies do have interns and new hires complete such assessments for balance team building as well as individual awareness.  It is always helpful to understand your personality and how you interact with other personalities on a team.  I would not place personality type information on a resume, stick to qualifications and experiences that are relevant to the job or internship that you are seeking.
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Answered by Amy , Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on November 2, 2017


It is becoming more popular for companies to encourage personality and skills assessments. On my team, we have taken several strengths finders and personality tests and use them to create an awareness of each team members strengths. That way if you are ever working on a project you have a better understanding on how to leverage not only your strengths but the strengths of your team members to succeed. However, i would not recommend putting your results on a resume.

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