Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Unlocking my Personality

Unlocking the Mind

I found this Personality profile saved from my recovered old harddrive I used during High school and university. I"m guessing I took the test at the University of Iowa Career Center in 2007 or 2008. Reading through it again it's a bit inspiring; awe inspiring at how accurate of a description it came out with from tests I took. What kind of job would best suit this personality type? I"m guessing some kind of mid-level management as I like to have recognition of my work or as I've often thought about doing, NGO work. What parts of this really stand true for YOU? Which sections do you think hit the mark about me or that you find surprising about me?


Joshua, your responses indicate that you are an exciting, enthusiastic, and persuasive person. You influence people and accomplish goals, assisted by your ability to express empathy and emotion. Dealing with details and regulations does not appeal to you. Big ventures, charged with opportunity, activate your ambitions. There are times when you prefer to be a one-person committee. You need to feel that you are liked, in order to be fully effective. ________________________________________________________________________________ Communication Style Joshua, you have strong social skills and are excellent at quickly establishing rapport. You enjoy talking to people and do so with enthusiasm and spontaneity. Your style of fast, lively expression is both engaging and effective. You are a fluent speaker who expresses thoughts quickly, optimistically, and persuasively. Also, Joshua, you respond to people with flexibility and open-mindedness. You relay a tone that is uninhibited, creative, and, at times, quite independent. You enjoy talking and can put people at ease. You use a fun, indirect style of communication. You are people-oriented and can easily relate with another person's point of view. Joshua, you are a natural team player. You readily delegate authority, and you embrace training. You do not care to be involved with too many technical details. You let others set game plans, priorities and time frames. You function well when you are allowed a lot of people-interaction. You would rather talk about details than write them down. You enjoy being the focus of attention. __________________________________________________________________________________ Leadership Style: Persuasive You perform your leadership role by using your exceptional ability to interpret your people's actions and dialogue, and then by persuading them to do things your way. You apply yourself to building team spirit and then may proceed to rely upon team decisions. You like to develop your subordinates, and you delegate both authority and details. You actively promote change and like to find new ways of accomplishing goals. __________________________________________________________________________________ Conscientiousness You balance solid, goal-oriented achievement and a relaxed approach to life. You may fluctuate between periods of highly motivated, achievement-oriented activity and periods of more easy-going behavior. Alternatively, you may demonstrate a sustained, moderate level of effort toward your goals. While you may not demonstrate an intense desire for achievement for its own sake, you are able to summon a sense of purposefulness and self-discipline when needed. The level of your positive motivation toward achievement may depend on the task or situation. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Motivation Motivation Needs: Joshua, you tend to be motivated by a great deal of interaction with people, and by identifying with a prestigious organization with a good public image. You desire opportunities to make more money for yourself, or to improve your status within the organization. You are motivated by praise, public recognition, and by acceptance. You are most productive when working as a team player, and when you are liked by others. You tend to be demotivated if your territory or opportunity is reduced in size, or if you are not allowed a significant amount of people-interaction or teamwork. Insufficient recognition from management and/or peers can also affect your motivation. You can be demotivated by a perception of not being personally liked, and by not being invited to meetings with peers.

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