Life and Spiritual Coaching

June 10, 2008

Who Am I?

Filed under: Life Coaching — by Donna Ritter @ 4:24 pm
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There are a myriad of personality tests out there to help with career assement, personality assessment etc. I thought I’d list a few for you to look at:

  • Myers-Briggs: this has been around for a long time. Although some don’t think it goes into enough depth, It’s still used today. It is based on research by Carl Jung.It basically looks at 4 areas making up 16 different personality types:   Favorite World: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or the inner world? This is called Extrovert (E) or Introvert). Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S or Intuition (N). Structure: When dealing with the outside world do you prefer to get things done or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Sensing (S). Your personality type:When you decide on your preferences in each category of the Myers-Briggs Indicator instrument you have your own personality type which is expressed in 4 letters. Mine is ENTJ.
  • Winslow Dynamics Profile: This is an in depth description of your personality as determined by a self assessment test. My report was 38 pages.
  • Various 360 degree tests: these are usually assessments done by your boss, your peers, your reports and yourself. The can be quite enlightening.
  • The Birkman Advanced Report: This report consists of 298 questions and produces a series of related report sets that facilitates team building and personal development. It includes areas of interest, stress behaviors, unusual behaviors, underlying needs and organizational focus. My report was about 100 pages.
  • Campbell Interest and skill survey: this measures self reported vocational interests and skills. It was written by David Campbell, PhD.
  • MAPP Assessment: This takes about 15 minutes and identifies your motivations towards work allowing you to match yourself to the correct job.
  • Self Management Profile: This quick assessment allows you to measure your effectiveness to be self employed.
  • The Color Code: this test measures you to be a Red, Blue, Yellow or white. I am a purple 🙂

 

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