This site was my #1 source on pop psychology when I found it back in 2003, when it went by the name emode.com and didn't have online dating functions. Among the lighter, more entertaining tests there are some thought-invoking ones, too.
Here's the list of the better thought-out "premium" tests ..
PhD Certified - Tickle Personality Tests
This is the only pay-site I can honestly recommend. I used it perhaps 2 or 3 times, month at a time, and made practically all the premium tests available. There's unlimited tests to be done with full results within the subscription period.
Many of the tests absolutely earn a thread of their own.
On the downside, many of the tests give only the main result and perhaps a teaser detail free of charge. Moreover, some of my detailed results seems to have gone after a long time of absense, making me unable to see the reports I bought years ago. Most of the reports still seem to be available, tho.
I'll list some of my favorites and give a short review.
The Jasper Test
Quote: JASPER measures eight different dimensions, including Work Values, Environment and Work Personality.
My word: Multifaceted view of a person's employment situation, direction and different aspects. My old report from this test is now gone. Still, I remember the report being an astonishing eye-opener that made me successfully seek better employment.
Career Personality Test
Quote: Looking for the perfect profession? The answer lies in your personality!
My word: It's an MBTI test applied to the working world. The detailed report gives a general type description, advice on what to seek from a potential employer and how to present yourself. It's seems all quite useful if not a bit boring, and not all completely new from a type perspective.
The Emotional IQ Test
Quote: Researchers have discovered the key to living a happy, healthy and successful life: Improve your emotional intelligence.
My word: I remember the feedback being valuable in recognizing the subtraits of my emotional intelligence. Sadly, the full report from this test has also become inaccessible to me.
The 5-Factor IPIP Personality Test
Quote: You know you're unique, but do you know exactly which qualities truly make you a standout?
My word: This was an important test at the time, but free 5-factor tests now give similar or better results. The detailed report has become inaccessible to me, and I remember it leaving a lot to be desired.
The Mood Swings Test
Quote: Are your mood swings irrational or predictable? Are you even-keeled or do you fly off the handle?
My word: this was a useful tool for me at a time, when I wondered whether my reactions were out of order and how much my mood changed throughout the time. The free results give a simple scale of the two most frequent moods at the different ends of the mood spectrum, like Calm & Passive. The report include a useful discussion of the issues behind mood change, coping strategies and such. This was somewhat interesting, although not immensely useful test to be done.
Are You a Secure Lover?
Quote: Psychologists believe that the type of dynamic we seek out with romantic partners, from the amount of intimacy to independence we need, is heavily influenced by the relationships we have as children with our parents.
My word: The test gives simple free results along the axis low/high avoidance and low/high anxiety, and a short discussion of their combined meaning. The detailed report has (for this test, too) become unavailable for me. Similar tests are found on the web right now.
Which Relationship Is Right for You?
Quote: Are you completely satisfied with your relationship? You might have hidden psychological needs that you aren't even aware of.
My word: I got no "wow" from the results at the time I made this test most recently, back in 07. Still, curiously I'm in a kind of relationship it predicted me to enjoy most, and I am enjoying my relationship the way it is. The test gives simple free result, what I need most from a relationship. For me, it was "quiet stability". As with many other tests, these detailed results have gone offline as well, but I remember them being quite interesting.
So, that's it for now.
I mostly got the detailed results by taking one test for 5 dollars and doing as many tests as I could with the free 7-day trial period following the test purchase. It wasn't overly costly, and I used to be able to keep the test results after the trial period, until now.