The PeopleMaps Leadership Personality Test is possibly a little different from what you were expecting.

For starters it’s not a test. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and we find great leaders from across the personality spectrum. So although we call it the leadership personality test, I have to point out that it is not a test.

But it will help you identify your own leadership style or if you are a coach, then you can use it to help the leaders (or potential leaders) you are working with to find their own leadership style.

Video examples of how the Leadership Personality Test really works

Avoid bad mimicking with the Leadership Personality Test

Traditionally we have been encouraged to emulate other successful leaders. And on the surface it makes sense. If it worked for one person, it will work for another.

However the problem is that you also have to take into consideration the personality type of the person concerned. I can only be me. I cannot be you.

So simply mimicking other leaders is not the answer

What is leadership?

In Wikipedia Leadership is defined as;

“a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”

Leadership is more complex than management. We all have our own ideas about who makes a good leader and what a good leader looks like. But these are often stereotypes that rarely are reflected in the real world.

Who makes a good leader?

Well the answer to this question is not as simple as you would probably like.

Below is the PeopleMaps Personality Map. This describes the entire personality spectrum and everyone is located somewhere on the map. The chances are you are looking at the map and wondering where about the best leaders are located on the map.

Well it doesn’t work that way, as we find great leaders across the entire personality spectrum.

Leadership personality test

Leadership Styles

There are many different leadership styles and you have probably heard of the authoritarian leadership style, the participative leadership style and even the transformational leadership style.

And it’s true that one style will suit you more than another. But the most important factor in all of this is to ensure you lead in accordance with your own personality type.

You have to be true to yourself if you are to develop as a leader.

Leadership style test

The PeopleMaps Leadership Personality Test, will help you identify your natural leadership style. It will prvide you with a personality report that not only talks about your leadership style but you will also find topics available on;

  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Motivation

These are just some of the personality topics PeopleMaps has written relating to leadership.

Leadership coaching

If you are a coach working with leaders then we encourage you to register for a free account and design your own report covering the issues that you feel are most pertinent to leadership.

Use the personality report to help your clients find the leader they should be. Chances are it is a very different leader from the one they thought they should be.

Further Reading

See how we made a Personality Test  that is easy to use.