a dark blue TraitLab logo
Sign up

Have an account? Sign in

Why choose TraitLab vs StrengthsFinder?

StrengthsFinder 2.0, also known as Gallup CliftonStrengths, provides a ranking of your strengths based on private, internal research. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, the results from the Gallup CliftonStrengths include only your top five or all 34 strengths.

TraitLab provides a ranking of personal strengths based on peer-reviewed, published research. In addition, TraitLab includes a comprehensive analysis of your personality traits, interpersonal style, and career preferences.

The TraitLab system

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 measures and and much, much more.

Anyone can get started with TraitLab right now by creating a free account.

How it works

Discover your untapped strengths

Learn about your unique stack of 24 character strengths and where you naturally feel engaged and enthusiastic. Then, identify techniques to exercise and apply your top strengths in everyday life.

Unlike StrengthsFinder 2.0, TraitLab uses a strengths system that appears in hundreds of peer-reviewed research publications on well-being, personality, and psychological development.

Explore new career paths

StrengthsFinder 2.0 results are not specific to a particular career or type of occupation, making it difficult to use your results to compare potential jobs or career paths.

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 uses your career interest profile and occupational data to allow you to search potential career paths, while the StrengthsFinder 2.0 provides more general strength-based guidance that is not tailored to any specific occupational area.

Learn about your personality

There's a lot more to your personality than strengths. TraitLab provides an in-depth guide of your unique blend of traits, using a system of over 40 personality dimensions.

Unlike StrengthsFinder 2.0, TraitLab's comprehensive approach combines a science-based personality framework with analyses of your strengths, interests, and interpersonal style.

Understand your interpersonal style

StrengthsFinder 2.0 results may identify some strengths related to relationship building and influencing others, but TraitLab always includes a dedicated analysis of your characteristic interpersonal style.

The interpersonal style analysis in TraitLab describes your natural tendencies in social interactions, as well as associated opportunities and challenges.

TraitLab includes an analysis of your characteristic way of interacting with others, while StrengthsFinder 2.0 may tell you whether you have a particular strength related to relationship building or influencing others.

Powered by people

TraitLab is continuously learning and improving to give you new personality insights

Questions
answered
4M+
Dimensions
estimated
500K+
Different
countries
100+

What people are saying about TraitLab Plus

The details available are fascinating and have helped me on my journey of self-knowledge.

- K. R.

The questions are very detailed.

- Anita

I found the details of the facets provided insights beyond MBTI.

- K. S.

Very thorough examination. I appreciate the career insights. Helps me understand why some paths would work and some wouldn't ... Great work!

TraitLab Plus

Get crystal clear about your unique strengths.

Find Your Career Edge

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.

Clarify Your Strengths

Ground yourself with a deep analysis of your personal strengths, and learn how to exercise them in everyday life.

Spot Relationship Patterns

How is your personality influencing your most important connections? Learn to recognize how your characteristic interpersonal style impacts your social interactions.

Unique Personality Insights

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.

Frequently asked questions

How is TraitLab different from other personality assessments?

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.

I want a fun personality quiz. Is TraitLab right for me?

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.

How much does TraitLab cost?

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.

Who made TraitLab?

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 have a question about ...

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!

Discover your personality. Create your TraitLab account today.