How Fit Is Your Brain? Take the Brain Type Test!
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nicole Avena

Have you ever taken a personality test?

Did you feel like it was an accurate representation of who you are?

If not, it isn’t you.

Many personality quizzes have fundamental flaws. To fully understand those flaws, let’s take a brief look at the evolution of personality assessments and identify the one test that’s actually helping people understand themselves and others better.

History of Personality Tests

Throughout history, many have attempted to categorize people based on their personality type. The Greek physician Hippocrates described four fundamental temperaments he believed were caused by an excess or lack of bodily fluids (blood, yellow or black bile, or phlegm).

Four terms grew out of that initial concept: choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic, and sanguine.

The “Four Temperaments” explained:

  • Choleric (take-charge, decisive, goal-oriented)
  • Melancholic (thoughtful, reserved, sad)
  • Phlegmatic (relaxed, peaceful, easy-going)
  • Sanguine (outgoing, social, risk-taking)

Though many consider this model the gold standard of temperament classifications, several other personality assessments have become popular in recent decades.

Types of Personality Tests

Personality tests are prevalent today, thanks, in large part, to growing interest in neuroscience and mental health, and the ease of access provided by the internet. Here are some of the most well-known assessments:

Myers-Briggs: This test places people into different personality categories based on four sets of behaviors: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving.

DISC: Often used in business, this test is based on four traits: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.

Big Five: This test examines five basic dimensions of personality: Extroversion, Agreeableness, Openness, Conscientiousness, and Neuroticism.

Schools, businesses, and therapists use these tests to better understand students, employees, and patients. They can give people a sense of uniqueness and belonging. Yet, despite their widespread use, there’s surprisingly little neuroscience underlying their practical application.

Or to put it a different way, most personality tests fail to look at the source of what makes a person unique…the brain!

The Fundamental Flaws of Personality Tests

Maybe you’ve taken an online personality quiz in the past. Though such tests can occasionally offer helpful information, most fail to consider an individual’s health habits and personal history. In many cases, they also neglect to include an improvement plan.

Another problem with online tests is that they typically aren’t backed by science. Worse still, they frequently place people into rigid categories that can discourage, confuse, or even stigmatize the test taker.

With so many poorly-designed tests flooding cyberspace, we’re proud to present the Brain Health Assessment (BHA).

Take the Brain Health Assessment and Learn Your Brain Type | Brain Type Test

Brain Health Assessment

This science-based, paradigm-shattering personality test:


  • Is powered by the world’s largest database of functional brain scans – 200,000 and growing.
  • Incorporates extensive research from over 70 clinical studies on brain health.
  • Is based on the combined clinical experience of doctors who have worked with patients from 120 countries.

Backed by decades of research, the results of the BHA will give you a personalized report that measures your overall health and includes recommended improvement strategies.

What Makes the BHA Different?

The BHA provides 2 powerful tools based on your answers:

  1. Your Brain Type
  2. Your Brain Fit Score

Brain Type Test

Knowing your unique Brain Type can help you answer some basic questions, like:

  • Why do I do what I do?
  • How well do I function in the world?
  • What makes me happy or unhappy?
  • Is my brain healthy?
  • How can I improve my brain?

The 16 Brain Types

With the help of brain SPECT scans and millions of questionnaires, we’ve discovered 16 unique Brain Types.

Here are the 5 primary Brain Types:

  1. Balanced
  2. Spontaneous
  3. Persistent
  4. Sensitive
  5. Cautious

Brain Types 6–16 are a combination of Types 2–5.

  1. Spontaneous-Persistent
  2. Spontaneous-Persistent-Sensitive
  3. Spontaneous-Persistent-Sensitive-Cautious
  4. Persistent-Sensitive-Cautious
  5. Persistent-Sensitive
  6. Persistent-Cautious
  7. Spontaneous-Persistent-Cautious
  8. Spontaneous-Cautious
  9. Spontaneous-Sensitive
  10. Spontaneous-Sensitive-Cautious
  11. Sensitive-Cautious

Learning your Brain Type is a crucial first step in supporting your brain. The next step is to determine your brain’s level of fitness.

Brain Fit Score

Based on your answers in the Brain Type Test, you’ll be given a Brain Fit Score. In your report (sent via email), you’ll receive diet and lifestyle recommendations. Also included is a suggested supplement regimen customized for your specific Brain Type.

The Right Supplements for Your Brain

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Take the Brain Type Test

Just as identifying your abilities, interests, and skills can help you become a more well-rounded, successful person, knowing your Brain Type can help you better understand who you are and why you do what you do. These insights can help you know what mental/brain health risks you may face, which can potentially impact your future career and relationships in significant ways.

To discover your Brain Type, take the free online Brain Health Assessment. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete, and your answers are entirely confidential.

Get to know yourself in a whole new way.

Take the BHA today!

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MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this quiz is to provide general information regarding brain types related to healthy brains. Taking this quiz is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any condition, nor does it create a physician/patient relationship between you and Dr. Amen or the other physicians at Amen Clinics. Please consult a mental health professional if you believe you have a mental health concern.

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Bruce R. Kuzma

Take the test if you want to find out more about yourself. This is only one way of finding answers on the way to better mental healthcare.

teresa baumgartner

awesome, explained in NOT complicated; i appreciate history given. thk u