“How reliable are online tests?
I get this question a lot.
The first thing that you need to know about online tests is that it’s a product.
That means that as much as somebody tells you that the end game is to “help you” it’s really about somebody either getting your traffic, email, or money.
There’s always an agenda.
I’d probably trust a test that was free more than one that cost money.
Whenever it’s a product, the end was achieved when you gave them your credit card number.
End of story.
It doesn’t really matter whether or not it helped you.
That may sound very crass, cynical even, but so be it.
Let me put it to you this way, if I’d listened to the survey in high school regarding my ideal profession, I’d either be working in the service industry, or a chicken farmer.
I’m not making that up. Apparently, I like to be alone, and like to help people at the same time. So…there was truth to it, but I’m no chicken farmer!
Think about the spiritual gift test for a second. How can punching data into a computer tell you what the Spirit has gifted you with, especially if it’s counterintuitive to your personality/temperament? And mine definitely are. I’m a hardcore introvert who has the spiritual gifts of an extrovert.