Who We Are

Welcome To Your Personality

The Why

"Understanding personality types can help you to understand your preferences, the preferences of other people, and how or why these preferences  might be different. Personality types are useful for recognizing how we lead, influence, communicate, collaborate, negotiate business and manage stress. There are many ways in which understanding personality types can be applied..." 

"It can help with our leadership style, to resolve conflicts more effectively, to communicate more effectively, to understand how others make decisions, and to coach others." (Lauren Mosley, 2016).








The Reasoning

"People often fall into the trap of mistakenly believing that most other people share the same views, opinions, attitudes, and traits that they do. Having your own personal preferences highlighted and being able to glimpse at some of the traits that other people possess can be an eye-opener for many" (Kendra Cherry, 2020)


 

Understanding your Strengths & Weaknesses

"Knowing what you are good at can be important in a wide variety of situations, whether you are picking a college major or thinking about running for a seat on your local school board... you might recognize that certain aspects of your personality might qualify as strengths in some situations and weaknesses in others" (Kendra Cherry, 2020)








 

Measuring-Up

For this Module of understanding your personality - I have chosen a few different tests (all being free) with the first being the Enneagram Personality test. "The Enneagram is a psychological classification model like the more popular Myers Briggs. Where Myers Briggs is most helpful for bringing your awareness to your cognitive functions, the Enneagram brings your awareness, among other things, to your main unconscious strategy for getting your needs met. In fact, it offers a way for you to observe your personality (or ego) mechanisms closely. This is a very difficult thing to do without a lifetime of practicing mindfulness." (Huseyin, 2020)



The second test: Is the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP): a measure of the Big-5 Personality Domains - created by retired Psychology Professor John Johnson. The IPIP is a well regarded test throughout the field, and is best known for its simplicity (Kevin Loria, 2015)

The third test: Is the Fisher Temperament Inventory (FTI) - where the theory of personality is thought to be largely influenced by the dominance of neurotransmitters in the brain.  The FTI identifies four chemical subsystems of the brain (dopamine, serotonin, testosterone, estrogen) and measures four scales of behavior believed to be produced by those systems and an overall temperament type. In their study, brain regions show positive correlations between the Fisher Temperament Inventory Scores and neural activation in two independent studies (Brown LL, Acevedo B, Fisher HE, 2013). The authors have also studied the FTI in conjunction with the NEO-Five Factor Inventory which showed convergent validity

The Final Personality test is one based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which has been noted to yield no guarantee of accuracy. While there is a lot of concerns regarding the MBTI, to include the  Carl Jung theory that the MBTI is premised and the accuracy in the measurement tool itself; the MBTI is still the most used and well known personality test in the Nation. The free version available here is through the 16-Personalities site - although there are concerns that public access tests are even less accurate then the original in-question MBTI.  So why do it? We do it so we can compare, and there is a better chance of someone  you know having taken and being able to relate to the MBTI then the other two. 

The Tests:

The first Button has a free test (use your Numbered results and learn about them via the link in the second Button)

Your Results

 Read over your personality scores - remember, there is no right or wrong, with the results being only as good as the information you provide in combination with the limitations of the instruments being used. There a ton of tools and sites claiming to help you discover hidden personality attributes. The truth is, you may not have a complete "ah-ha" moment, but this exercise should get you to become more mindful of yourself, and begin opening the knowledge aperture of personality types of those who you interact with.  We will be working with your personality results some more in the  following the next step - Reflected Best Self (RBS).

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