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Helen Fisher

I guess you could say that learning about different personality assessments has been a hobby of mine. I thought about listing them all out for you, but it gets ridiculous. Let’s just say my current favorites are my longest-studied one, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), then another couple that I think about regularly are the Holland Code Test and the Fascinate Test.

This weekend I ran into a new assessment by a person I haven’t heard in a while, Helen Fisher. She was on The Megyn Kelly Show, and it was great to listen to her speak again. I heard her in person during sex week when I was a student at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) back in 2000. She is an anthropologist who focuses on the evolution of sex, love, and marriage. I can recommend any of her lectures or books.

Now she has a new personality test. It’s free online, and you don’t even need to hand over your email address. The cool thing about it is that the personality theory is based on what she calls brain systems, and they are linked to dopamine, testosterone, serotonin, and estrogen pathways.

What an idea! Very cool. I can tell this is my next deep dive, and I wanted to share the info since I found it fascinating.