Do you wish to understand the concept of IKIGAI before taking the test?

There are 4 essential aspects that you should learn:

  1. What is IKIGAI?
  2. What does the IKIGAI Diagram mean?
  3. How does the IKIGAI test work?
  4. What’s included in the results?

What is IKIGAI?

Ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy) is a Japanese concept that combines 2 words: “iki” which means life and “gai” which means “purpose”. It is similar to the French concept “Raison d’être” or reason for being and basically refers to having a reason to get up in the morning… This can be achieved by finding and living your true purpose.

Ikigai should not be confused with the concept of blue zones. Blue zones are regions in the world where people seem to live longer than average, and the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan is one of those regions. Obviously having a long and happy life depends on many factors, such as eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep and having positive people around you… Sadly, finding your ikigai will not magically help you live longer, however, the Japanese have a proverb which perfectly explains the importance of finding your purpose or ikigai:

“Only by remaining active will you wish to live for a hundred years.”

Many people hate their job for various reasons, it may be that they don’t really love it or they receive very little money for their efforts, or they feel that their talents are wasted and they could do more positive things for the world. Can you imagine having the perfect job? Work at something you love, are good at, get paid well, and need you in the world.

What does the IKIGAI Diagram mean?

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Let’s imagine you are lost in a forest, but you have a map and compass, having the map and compass does not guarantee that you will find your way, but they are definitely a great help. The ikigai diagram works in a similar way, it allows you to instantly understand your personality, knowledge, skills and your ideal opportunities to earn money and help the world.

We will start with the pink circle, which represents everything you like, here you must write down what your personality is like and what kind of things you love to do, in the orange circle write your main skills, then your work values in the green circle and finally your strongest knowledge in the blue circle.

This is an excellent start, but as we get closer to the center everything becomes more complicated, your passion is found when combining what you love and what you are good at, your profession is what you can get paid for and what you are good at, your vocation is what the world needs and you can get paid for, while your mission is what you love and what the world needs.

Around the ikigai is your personality, which is based on the vocational interests of the RIASEC code, your weirdness is what distinguishes you in the workplace. Your archetype is also known as work style or job profile, and your career is what you should study to achieve your ikigai.

Designing a complete ikigai diagram is intense work, that’s why we created this test which will allow you to obtain your free ikigai diagram automatically, all you need to do is answer honestly.

Free Ikigai Diagram Template

Free IKIGAI diagram template download chart

You may draw your own diagram by hand. To download our free ikigai diagram template just click here.

How does the IKIGAI personality test work?

In order to find your true purpose the experts recommend asking four questions:

What do you LOVE?

The first part of the IKIGAI personality test will find out the kind of activities that make your heart beat and the kind of activities that you dislike. Don’t overthink, just go with your first instinct.

What are you GOOD AT?

After that we’ll find out what you are good at. The second part of the test will search for your best skills, even if you don’t really enjoy using them, so keep an open mind when answering this part of the test.

What does the world NEED from you?

The third part of the questionnaire focuses on the knowledge you have or would like to have. After all, with proper school or training you could do anything you want to try and help the world.

What can you GET PAID for?

Our personality test contains 1000 jobs, and we have classified them according to personality types, required skills, desirable knowledge, and average payment. Therefore, the last part of the IKIGAI test will dynamically present the best jobs for you.

Once the personality test is complete you’ll be presented with your free IKIGAI diagram, which includes your passion, vocation, profession and mission. You may also buy the professional results which include a more detailed explanation of your personality, weirdness, job archetype, recommended colleges, and the top 20 jobs that better suit your ikigai profile.

What’s included in the professional results?

The IKIGAI Diagram is just the tip of the iceberg. Yes, we analyze what you love, what you are good at, what you can get paid to do what the world needs, but we also measure your personality, weirdness, knowledge, skills, job archetype and work values.

We create a unique profile of who you are, and then we compare it to 1000 jobs around the world to find the best jobs for you, as well as key tips for what you should improve.

Compare your profile to your top 20 perfect jobs, prepare yourself, and start living your IKIGAI!

My IKIGAI Personality

There are 6 different personality types, these define the kind of activities that you love and those that could bore you… The basic options are:


And by discovering my primary and secondary interests the IKIGAI test can understand the kind of environment and tasks that you would love the most.


My Weirdness or... What sets me apart

Have you ever been in a job interview and the interviewer asks you: What sets you apart? Why should we hire you instead of someone else?

Well… That’s your weirdness, it’s where your personality and strengths collide to make a unique creature… Maybe it’s extroverted leadership, it might be strict honesty or even visionary cleverness, each one has positive and negative characteristics, it’s best if you know what they are.


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My Archetype or work style

Most job offers will include the type of worker needed which usually fits inside 11 categories: Administrator, Mentor, Analyzer, Controller, Innovator, Inspector, Mediator, Strategist, Supervisor, Technician or Artisan. (Artisan is a very broad category for people who work using their hands or physical abilities).

This section of the professional results will include the most common tasks that people in my archetype must perform in order to succeed.

Best universities for my Career

Thanks to the QS World University Rankings we’ve been able to add the best universities for studies related to your #1 IKIGAI job.

This section includes links and videos from 12 of these recommendations.



In an interactive and simple to use interface that displays the title, description, archetype, annual income, required knowledge and the specific tasks you’ll be expected to perform. The following image is just an example, it’s not from your actual results.


Would you like to know more?

If you already took the test and wish to know more about it please check out: The IKIGAI secret