User research: Student views on Persona Insights

Persona personality insights framework 


By Dr Leila Khouja Walker, Chief Product Officer

Our friends at Adapt – the hugely popular revision timetable app – have a very insightful group of about 100 ‘thought leader’ secondary student product testers on Instagram, who provide opinions and feedback on app features and ideas. They recently asked this group about Persona’s personality insights concept, to provide student views on Persona Insights. Here’s what they liked.


Would you click on a ‘Discover your Persona’ link?

84%  YES


What interested you?

“Intrigued to see how it could help me.”

“Understand yourself more and find new ways to help yourself.”

“The way it is customised to each individual.”


What are your first impressions of the Persona Insights questions?

Persona insights question 5 

“Love it and want to do it right now lol.”

“It is unique compared to other personality tests.”

“I like the range of options for the answers.”


Would you answer the questions?

92% YES


Do you like the Persona Insights results?

94% YES

“A good amount of detail and description.”

“Nice and easy to read layout.”

“It shows you clearly how you can use it to benefit your learning.”


Would you share with your friends?

95% YES


What are your first impressions of the personalised tips?

Persona Insights tips 

“THIS IS VERY GOOD, it gives you a lot of motivation and tips to improve.”

“Oh I love this!! Sometimes I need reminding.”

“I really like this because it’s kind of looking out for us based on our different needs.”


Do you like this?

92% YES


We were really pleased that this research feedback from Adapt’s student app testers found that the overarching student views on Persona Insights were super-positive towards the Persona Insights concept.

The personality insights questions and the Persona Insights results these students were testing are available to your students with a free account. Register here to get instant access and start adding your students, or contact us if you would like to know more first. 


Persona Education offers free access to its Persona Life Skills personality insights e-learning platform for secondary schools and colleges interested in developing their students’ social-emotional life skills, to boost wellbeing and employability. To request a demo of the platform please get in touch – we would love to talk to you!

About the author: Dr Leila Khouja Walker has been working in the education sector for 25 years. An ex-teacher and pastoral deputy head, she is now a respected edtech and pedagogy thought leader, leading development of the personality insights life skills e-learning app Persona Life Skills, at the Bristol based edtech company Persona Education Ltd.

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