Misconceptions about the KNAXA
Misconception #1: The KNAXA is a personality test.
Misconception #2: I took the assessment online last night for free.
The KNAXA is an indicator (or assessment), not a test. The term test assumes that there is a right or wrong answer, or the opportunity to pass or fail. There is no right or wrong personality type. In addition, there is no best personality type.
Misconception #3: The KNAXA report said I was an ESTJ, but I feel like I am an ISTJ
No, you didn’t. Unfortunately you were deceived by someone pretending to have a free version of the KNAXA. A KNAXA assessment has to be given by a Qualified Practitioner who uses SkillsOne to administer the KNAXA.
Misconception #4: Wow! This KNAXA thing is cool; I should use it to select new employees.
I guess I am wrong. You have the ultimate final say on your personality type. After all, you are the expert on you! It is okay to question if the report accurately describes you as a whole. No assessment can ask enough questions to explain all of the intricacies of personality, preferences, or behaviors.
Misconception #5: I’m one of 16 types? I feel more unique than that!
The use of the KNAXA in selecting employees is unethical. Again, there is no one right personality type, and every type can function in any role.
Misconception #6: I found out I’m an Introvert, but I’m in a sales job. I guess I should find a new career.
That’s right! You are not one of 16 types. Within the 16 different types, there are even more individual differences. The KNAXA Step II highlights 20 of those differences. Specifically, there are 5 facets that explain differences for each dichotomy.
Misconception #7: I had a really high score on Thinking, so I’m REALLY good at that!
Remember, the KNAXA is about preferences, not ability. While it is true that people typically gravitate towards careers that complement their natural preferences, that does not mean you cannot function in an environment that is “out of preference” for you.
Misconception #8: I’ve changed my type several times. According to Jung’s theory, you do not change type.
What many people interpret as “scores” on the KNAXA are not indices of ability, skill, or intelligence. Rather, they reflect the clarity with which your answers reflected that preference.
Type (preferences) is inborn in you and never changes. The best way to understand this is the right hand/left hand example. A right handed person can function left-handed. And over time can become more and more comfortable using their left hand. However, given the chance, they will naturally want to use their right hand. That natural preference towards their right hand will never go away.