Adobe offers a free “Creative Type” personality test. Here’s mine. What’s yours?
VISIONARY: This describes me perfectly.
Creative Strengths: Full of big ideas, ability to see potential and possibility everywhere.
Untapped Potential: Using your visions to fuel consistent daily action.
Ideal Collaborator: The Thinker:
You live in a world of infinite possibilities, preferring to see things not as they are but as they could be. You know that life is limited only by the boundaries of your own beliefs, and you’re driven to push the limits of, well, everything.
Emotional, passion-driven, and full of ideas, the VISIONARY combines a vivid imagination with a desire for practical solutions. Your introspective and intuitive nature is balanced by a keen interest in the world around you and a desire to contribute to society.
Charismatic and expressive, you love sharing your ideas and visions with others and creating community around shared values and ideals.
Your greatest gift? The ability to see the spark of potential in everything and everyone, and to inspire others to see it, too. You’re able to guide people toward an invisible horizon with a rare generosity of spirit and strength of conviction.
Don’t get stuck in the dreaming stage, VISIONARY. Your greatest challenge—and true power—lies in learning to take consistent daily action to create the future you envision.
Seek out the “voice of reason” of the THINKER type to help you take a grounded, rational approach to your creative work.
The THINKER’s deep perception and probing intellect lend a powerful clarity that can bring your visions into sharper focus.
Take this test yourself! I found it incredibly boring and slow, with fugly images. Plus the sound needs to be turned off on EVERY screen. But the results were illuminating and right on.
Everyone has a Creative Type. What’s yours?
The Creative Types test is an exploration of the many faces of the creative personality. Based in psychology research, the test assesses your basic habits and tendencies—how you think, how you act, how you see the world—to help you better understand who you are as a creative. Answer these 15 questions and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, plus insight into how to maximize your natural gifts and face your challenges.
These personality types aren’t black-and-white labels. Think of them more as signposts pointing you toward your full creative potential. While there’s probably one core type that best describes you, you may change types at different points in your life and career, or even at different stages of the creative process. As a creative, you have a little bit of all eight Types inside you.