Now, for the first time, and for a limited time, you can take the official New Personality Self-Portrait test for free, including free scoring and a brief interpretation. To mark the 25th anniversary of popular tool, we are preparing a new revision, for which we are in the process of collecting data--all of which will come to us anonymously, even if you use your name to sign in (that's so you can come back to it youself).

Eventually, once the new test is available, we will have a brand-new interactive website to go along with it.

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New Personality Self-Portrait Test

A self-report measure that allows individuals to discover their personality structures, The New Personality Self-Portrait (NPSP) illustrates the wide range of normal personality styles that combine to create each individual's unique personality profile and demonstrates how each personality style influences relationships, work, and home life. The 14 personality styles identified in the NPSP are the common, adaptive versions of the more extreme pathological constellations described in the DSM-IV and DSM-V classification manual. Intended for individuals aged 18 years and older, The NPSP consists of 107 items that are designed to highlight crucial personality characteristics, and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the questionnaire, individuals can discover the dominant personality styles that combine to create their personality profiles. The 14 personality styles identified are:

* Vigilant
* Solitary
* Idiosyncratic
* Adventurous
* Mercurial
* Dramatic
* Self-Confident
* Sensitive
* Devoted
* Conscientious
* Leisurely
* Aggressive
* Self-Sacrificing
* Serious

The NPSP is not intended to diagnose or test individuals; rather it address the components of normal personality, to show how the styles combine to create each person's unique imprint, to help individuals understand the conflicting aspects of their personalities, and to assist in locating hidden potential. As well, the New Personality Self-Portrait can facilitate in monitoring the effects of therapy or counseling and adaptations to life changes.

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Critically acclaimed life-as-novel memoir
A groundbreaking, best-selling self-assessment test and guide to personality styles, now in its 30th printing.
Self-assessment test
107-question personality self-test and brief interpretative profile, which for a short time can be completed online and scored for free.
With Robert Lipsyte
From The New York Times series about the Perlman Music Program by Lois B. Morris and Robert Lipsyte

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