Have you ever taken a personality test that absolutely bored you? I have too! After all
those dull and dreary word associations, and endless questions, what do
you get? Results that often require a Ph.D. to interpret, with clinical analysis that has no bearing on your day-to-day life. These clinical test results also only focus on you, and not on how you need to relate to and interact with others. After all, who do we work with? Other people. Who do we live with? Other people. Who do we interact with each day? Other people. The fact is, it’s not about you, it’s about how you communicate with others.
From years of research, trial and error, and observation of practical human behavior, I learned there are four basic types of personalities, and everyone needs to speak the language of each personality type to excel in all areas of life. As a first step, you must identify your own personality type, or “GEM,” and get comfortable with your own language. Once you understand your GEM type, you can learn to spot other GEMS™ quickly.
Walk through these various scenarios and answer the questions honestly. Remember, the only right answer is an honest answer! Not all of these scenarios will apply to you perfectly, because we are all different. So just place a check mark next to the answer that is most appropriate or you feel best describes you. You may notice letters at the end of each option, ignore them while you are reading through, they are to score your test after you have completed it.... show more