Composite Personality Profile Summary
For this exercise you will participate in three (3) personality assessments as outlined below. Follow the links to each assessment.
After you have completed each test, you will get a “score” from the website. I want each of you to do all the tests, and then submit a summary of what you learned about yourself. Based on your results, submit a written summary (no more than 2 pages)—Do you agree with the assessments? Why or why not? Discuss your strengths and weaknesses. I will be taking points for spelling, grammar, sentence structure and other writing errors. Remember, this writing is a summary, therefore the document should be prepared in the appropriate paragraph format. This needs to be on my desk by 11:59 p.m. May 28th, 2015.
Emotional Intelligence http://www.maetrix.com.au/meit/eitest.html (Links to an external site.)
Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.Since 1990, Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer have been the leading researchers on emotional intelligence. In their influential article “Emotional Intelligence,” they defined emotional intelligence as, “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions” At the end of this assessment you will see a score of 1-10 in the following areas, with 10 being the strongest indication.
Description. The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognize their impact on work performance and relationships; accurate self-assessment, where you are able to give a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations; and self-confidence, where you have a positive and strong sense of one’s self-worth. The starting point and key in these areas is the ability to be critically self-reflective.
Description. Self-management is comprised of five competencies; Self-control, which is keeping disruptive emotions and impulses under control; transparency, which is maintaining standards of honesty and integrity, managing yourself and responsibilities; and adaptability, which is the flexibility in adapting to changing situations and overcoming obstacles; achievement orientation, which is the guiding drive to meet an internal standard of excellence; and initiative, which is the readiness to seize opportunities and act.
Description. Social Awareness is comprised of three competencies; empathy, which is understanding others and taking an active interest in their concerns; organizational awareness, which is the ability to read the currents of organizational life, build decision networks and navigate politics; and service orientation, which is recognizing and meeting customers needs.The adaptable, success-oriented type.
Description. The Social cluster of Relationship Management is comprised of seven competencies; visionary leadership, which is inspiring and guiding groups and individuals; developing others, which is the propensity to strengthen and support the abilities of others through feedback and guidance; influence, which is the ability to exercise a wide range of persuasive strategies with integrity, and also includes listening and sending clear, convincing and well-tuned messages; change catalyst, which is the proficiency in initiating new ideas and leading people in a new direction; conflict management, which is resolving disagreements and collaboratively developing resolutions; building bonds, which is building and maintaining relationships with others; and teamwork and collaboration, which is the promotion of cooperation and building of teams.
Hemisphere Dominance http://www.web-us.com/brain/braindominance.htm (Links to an external site.)
This personality assessment offers the test taker a suggestion for brain hemisphere dominance (right or left). Most professionals are aware there is a dominant side of the brain; however, these same professionals are unaware of the influence this hard wiring has on the day-to-day activities of professional performance. For example, right brained individuals tend to be more creative. Professionals with dominant right brains may be best suited for creating new product and service lines, developing long range strategic plans and forecasting threats on the environmental horizon. In contrast, left brained individuals are more detail oriented, methodical and calculating. Left brained individuals prefer implementing strategic plans over developing them. While it is difficult to change one’s predisposition for creativeness versus detail orientation, creative thinkers can make specific adjustments in their daily business of work to become more organized while others can exercise creative elements of their brain by engaging in more creative arts like writing, music or art.
Jungian Assessments http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp (Links to an external site.)[ii]
(This assessment is 72 questions—do not be alarmed—they are all yes or no questions!)
Scholars have suggested that all individuals are born with a personality archetype. Over the years, family, society and the environment exert influence on this archetype. Working professionals should be aware of their natural predispositions so that certain characteristics can be leveraged, or weaknesses avoided. The most popular assessment of this kind is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Most Jungian assessments of this type are very similar. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has been a reliable source of documenting personality since World War II. The MBTI focuses on four dimensions of personality with two preferences in each dimension. MBTI indicates your preferred style and remains fairly stable throughout your career. The dimensions are: extroversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling and judging or perceiving.