Guide to Riso-Hudson Personality Tests
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How to Begin Your Enneagram Exploration
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Which Riso-Hudson test is best for you?
Don Riso and Russ Hudson of The Enneagram Institute have produced several Enneagram-based personality tests for personal, group, and business use. Each of their tests is of different length, in a different format, and reveals different aspects of personality for confirming your type, as well as discovering more about yourself.
Each of the tests gives a different set of results for your further self-exploration for personal growth, relationships, and workplace applications. Each test is also priced differently, depending on the depth of the test and the amount of results or "reports" that you receive from them. There are graduated discounts on 11 or more purchases of all our tests.
Free Short Tests
|10 minutes, free|
|The Free Brief QUEST||5 minutes, free|
|40 minutes, $10|
The Quick Enneagram Sorting
Test &Type Attitude Sorter
|40 minutes, $10|
The Instinctual Variants
|20 minutes, $8|
If you have professional interest in the RHETI and are considering purchasing an ongoing quantity of tests for your business, we'd be happy to arrange for a few free takes of the full validated RHETI for your evaluation. Please contact our office with your name, company name, position, and details about your professional interest. We hope that the RHETI will become an important component of your personality evaluation resources.
The Free RHETI Sampler
Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator Sampler
About 10 minutes, free
36 pairs of forced-choice questions
The RHETI Sampler is a 36-question, forced-choice questionnaire based on the full, longer Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI). The RHETI Sampler takes about 10 minutes to complete. For your results you will receive a chart with your scores for all nine types, for a full-spectrum profile, as well as short type descriptions. The RHETI Sampler is the first quarter of the full, scientifically validated RHETI.
You can also request to have a free copy of the RHETI Sampler for your website or for your PC or Mac desktop, and for a one-time $25 fee, you can purchase the Sampler in unlimited-use hardcopy form. More.
Free Sample of the full RHETI for Professionals
The Free Brief QUEST
Quick Enneagram Sorting Test
The Free Brief QUEST
About 5 minutes, free
Ranking three paragraphs in two groups
The QUEST (Quick Enneagram Sorting Test) is an amazingly brief and accurate test for suggesting which Enneagram types are the top most probable candidates for your primary personality type. This test only takes about 5 minutes to complete and does not indicate your wing or the relative importance of the other types in your personality.
In business settings and introductory situations where there is little time for a longer, more detailed questionnaire, the QUEST is the test of choice. You will not only get the nine types ranked in order of probability of which one is your primary type, you will have access to extensive descriptions for all nine types. About 80% accurate for identifying your main type in the three top scores.
Download a free hardcopy of the QUEST Test
The RHETI: Independently validated full test (version 2.5)
Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator
The RHETI - independently validated full test (version 2.5)
About 40 minutes, $10, with discounts for
144 pairs of forced-choice statements
For the most in-depth profile of your personality type, as well as the other eight types operating as psychological "functions" in your personality, take the full-length RHETI. The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, version 2.5) is the world's most popular Enneagram-based test, with sales of over 100,000 copies. It has been independently validated in three separate validation studies. The RHETI provides scores for all nine types in a full-spectrum profile, and the online version provides access to the Expanded Personality Type Descriptions (of over 5,000 words each) for your top three scores, including any near/ties (types within one point).
More information about the RHETI
Free Sample for Professionals
The Quick Enneagram Sorting Test & The Type Attitude Sorter
About 40 minutes, $10, with discounts for multiple uses
The QUEST-TAS is a two-part personality test. The first is the very brief Quick Enneagram Sorting Test (QUEST), which determines your three most likely personality types. Once the QUEST has determined your three most probable types, the TAS (Type Attitude Sorter) refines the process. In the TAS, you are asked to rate each of the statements on a 5-point agree/disagree scale. You are given the choice of taking the TAS in either or both of two forms: a shorter 45-question TAS based on your QUEST results, and/or the longer, full 135-question TAS. The program then generates scores for your top three Enneagram types and provides for all nine types in a full-spectrum profile, and the online version provides access to the Expanded Personality Type Descriptions (of over 5,000 words each).
More information about the QUEST-TAS
The Instinctual Variants Questionnaire
The IVQ - The Instinctual Variants Questionnaire
About 20 minutes, $8, with discounts for
Ranking 25 statements as "most like" and "least like" yourself
The IVQ is the first online test to measure our three basic instinctual intelligences: the Self-preservation, Social, and Sexual (Attraction) Instincts. The Instincts are a major factor in relationships since they are the central clusters of values and attitudes that drive us and our behaviors. The user selects which of three alternative endings in each set of statements is "most like" and "least like" herself. The test generates scores in all three Instincts, plus extensive descriptions of the three Instincts for your type and wing.
This powerful information will illuminate your personal and professional
relationships. Your results will be more individualized if you already know
your personality type and wing. (If you do not know these, it is best to take
the RHETI before taking the IVQ.)
More information about the IVQ
Different Uses for each Riso-Hudson Personality Test
|Free tests||The RHETI Sampler and the QUEST|
|Briefest tests||The QUEST and the RHETI Sampler|
|Most complete results||The RHETIand the QUEST-TAS|
|The Instincts||The Instinctual Variants Questionnaire (IVQ)|
|Business||The TOLAT, QUEST, QUEST-TAS, and the RHETI|
|Executive coaching||The TOLAT, RHETI and the QUEST-TAS|
|Wings||The RHETI and the QUEST-TAS|
|Detailed reports||The RHETI and the QUEST-TAS|
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