The Watchword Test will allow you to discover your psychological type and explore your personality dynamics.
Use of this online test is entirely free, there is no sign-up or download, and your data are not collected or stored by us. If you prefer, however, you can take the paper and pencil test.
If you find the Watchword Test useful and would like to help towards the costs of maintaining this free online resource, please
To take the online test, all you need to know is that Watchword is a game of word association.
Make sure that you are comfortable and will not be disturbed for at least 15 minutes. You may wish to turn off phone notifications.
Ideally you should be alone but, in any case, do not allow anyone to watch or comment upon what you are doing, or to interfere in any other way.
When you are ready, follow the instructions shown below.
If you use Facebook and wish to share your results publicly, you can post them to our new Watchword Test Discussion Forum.
Before visiting the forum, you will need to make a note of your psychological type (with percentage scores) and your eleven Key Words if you also wish to share these.
Note that your data are not stored by us and cannot be retrieved once you have left this page.
If you know your MBTI® type, we would be interested to hear how this compares with the result you obtained from the Watchword Test. If so, please complete the anonymous Watchword Test Poll below.
You can also use the Poll to tell us how useful you found the Watchword analyses.
The analyses provided by the Watchword Test are NOT formal psychological assessments. Rather, they are suggestions that should be used only to support self-exploration.
No warranty is given regarding the accuracy of these analyses, nor their suitability for any purpose. Users accept all risks.
You should also note that psychological type as determined from the Watchword Test often differs (sometimes radically) from that given by other assessment methods. See Assessing Watchword Type for more information.
The complete guide to the Watchword Test is my book Self-Discovery the Jungian Way.
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Keirsey Role Types adapted from the Keirsey Temperament Sorter