The Enneagram describes personality according to nine interrelated types. Several Enneagram assessments are available, each with varying interpretations of the underlying typology and its meaning. While the historical origins of the Enneagram are unclear, it is generally associated with spirituality and mysticism, and its related typology system is unsupported by modern personality science.
TraitLab uses a combination of models from peer-review, published research to describe your personality traits, career interests, interpersonal style, and character strengths. Unlike the Enneagram, TraitLab sticks to well-established, science-based frameworks for understanding personality differences.
TraitLab gradually combines information from hundreds of highly specific traits to build a more complete personality profile. Your TraitLab profile contains the same information from popular personality type measures like the Enneagram and much, much more.
Anyone can get started with TraitLab right now by creating a free account.
Nobody fits into a single type. TraitLab uses measures over 80 different dimensions to identify your combination of personality traits, career interests, interpersonal style, and character strengths.
While millions of people fall into the same Enneagram types, your TraitLab results are unique to you.
While the Enneagram typology provides a general description of personality, it does not easily translate to the wide range of possible occupations and their relative demands.
With TraitLab, you can easily compare your profile across hundreds of occupations, learn about your relative strengths in each of them, and better understand the trade-offs and opportunities behind different career paths.
TraitLab identifies your most potent character strengths, then suggests ways to exercise these strengths in your daily life.
Unlike the Enneagram, TraitLab goes beyond a broad description of your personality and translates it into more practical character strengths, useful in personal and professional contexts.
Personality typologies like the Enneagram tend to lump people into overly broad categories. As a result, two people may share the same Enneagram type yet differ across several essential areas, such as social interactions.
TraitLab includes an analysis of your characteristic interpersonal style, which describes your natural tendencies when navigating social interactions, including the opportunities and challenges that comes with it.
TraitLab is continuously learning and improving to give you new personality insights
Get crystal clear about your unique strengths.
Uncover your untapped personal strengths to level up in your current career, or get recommendations for surprising new career paths that fit your unique profile.
Ground yourself with a deep analysis of your personal strengths, and learn how to exercise them in everyday life.
How is your personality influencing your most important connections? Learn to recognize how your characteristic interpersonal style impacts your social interactions.
Most assessments label you with a simple type, missing the important details that make a big impact. TraitLab analyzes over 80 dimensions so your results are one-of-a-kind, just like you.
Most online assessments are not based on real published research, so you can't connect your results to useful information about habits, career, relationships, and other practical aspects of your life.
TraitLab uses assessments and concepts from actual scientific research, then makes it easy to see how your results relate to important life areas.
Nope! If that's your thing, you'll have better luck here.
Honestly, TraitLab is not fun, cute, or quick. TraitLab will ask you a lot of questions. And TraitLab will give a lot of information ... maybe more than you wanted to know. It's definitely not for everyone.
But, if you are looking for an incredibly detailed description of yourself, then TraitLab is probably exactly what you are looking for.
It's totally free to create an account on TraitLab and get loads of interesting results about your personality.
The free version is probably enough for most people. But for the career curious, self-improvers, data nerds, and personality enthusiastists who want to take their understanding to a completely different level, you can upgrade to TraitLab Plus.
TraitLab was created by me, Greg Park, Ph.D. Hi!
Before starting TraitLab, I spent many years researching psychological measurement and prediction methods at Vanderbilt University (graduate work) and University of Pennsylvania (postdoc research). I'm also a huge geek for all things related to personality.
I made TraitLab to make it easier for you to find reliable, valid, and scientifically-supported personality assessments.
I'm always updating TraitLab to make it more useful and interesting. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know. I'd love to hear from you!