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PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT Name: Noah Posocco Due date: Monday, April 23rd, 2012 Over two days in the

computer lab, you will take 5-6 different personality tests. You must include the following three tests (1) a Myers Briggs test; (2) the multiple intelligences test; (3) the career inventory test. The other two or three tests that you will complete are your choice. Prior to taking the tests, you will reflect upon what you know about your personality. For each test you must complete a log entry and a reflection about the results. Finally, after completing the 5 or 6 tests, you will compare your initial assessment of yourself, to the test results obtained. http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html http://similarminds.com/personality_tests.html

Part 1: Pre-test Describe yourself. You may choose to describe your interests, likes and dislikes, biggest accomplishments, favourite and least favourite subjects in school, extracurricular activities, jobs or volunteer work, strongest and weakest skills, how you tend to interact with others, whether you consider yourself artsy, athletic, intellectual, and/or any other comments you have. My likes/interests -Music -Politics -College Football -Baseball -Hockey -Basketball Favourite Subjects in School -Math -Civics -Careers -Spanish Extracurricular activities -Football -Lacrosse Jobs -Working on my dads Construction Site I consider myself an intellectual.

What are your top three career choices? 1.Politician 2.Journalist 3. Sports Commentator

Describe the reasons why you would be good at your top career choice. I have a passion for helping the majority of people. I also have an ability to get a message across when I it is important enough.

Part 2: The tests Test #1 Test name: Myers Briggs (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp) What is your personality type? INJF Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging What were the strengths of your preferences? 11 25 12 11 What do these strengths tell you about the reliability of the test results? Not very reliable

Click on one of the links for the type description. Briefly summarize the description here: Counselors have an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others, and find great personal fulfillment interacting with people, nurturing their personal development, guiding them to realize their human potential. (5)

Counselors are both kind and positive in their handling of others; they are great listeners and seem naturally interested in helping people with their personal problems. (5)

Click on the identify career link. List the jobs that you are interested in, and those that you are not Interesting to me Not interesting to me Education, Early Childhood Education, Design, Science Social Work, Librarian, Law, Psychology, Counselling

Test #2 Test name: multiple intelligences (http://www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html) Complete the test and then fill in the chart based on the top three intelligences chosen for you: Intelligence 1. 2. 3. Listed characteristics that DO describe you You like the rhythm and sound of language. You like poems, songs, and jingles. You enjoy humming or singing along with music. You probably remember things well when they are associated with music or rhythm. Try to incorporate sounds into your lessons, such as using a familiar tune, song, or rap beat to teach spelling rules, or to remember words in a series for a test. Here are some other ways to use your musical intelligence You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that person later to discuss it. You like working on projects on your own. You often prefer to learn by trial and error. Effective techniques to enhance your learning include keeping a journal and giving yourself time to reflect on new ideas and information. More ideas N/A You like to develop ideas and learn from other people. You like to talk. You have good social skills. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your social intelligence include taking part in group discussions or discussing a topic oneto-one with another person. Find ways to build reading and writing exercises into your group activities, such as

Listed characteristics that DO NOT describe you Suggested techniques to enhance your learning



Create a poem with an emphasis on certain sounds for pronunciation. Clap out or walk out the sounds of syllables. Read together (choral reading) to work on fluency and intonation. Read a story with great emotion sad, then happy, then angry. Talk about what changes is it only tone? Work with words that sound like what they mean

Go on "guided imagery" tours. Set aside time to reflect on new ideas and information. Encourage journal writing. Work on the computer. Practice breathing for relaxation. Use brainstorming methods before reading. Listen to and read "how to" tapes and books. Read cookbooks

Reading a dialogue or a play with other people Doing team learning/investigating projects Setting up interview questions and interviewing your family, and writing down the interview Writing notes to another instead of talking.

(onomatopoeia). For example: sizzle, cuckoo, smash. Read lyrics to music. Use music as background while reviewing and for helping to remember new material. Use rhymes to remember spelling rules, i.e., "I before E except after C."

Do you agree or not that Yes YES YES this is one of your strongest intelligences Test #3 Test name: career inventory (http://similarminds.com/personality_tests.html; 3rd from bottom under other personality system tests) How were you ranked under the categories (give %s) Extroversion 46% Emotional Stability Orderliness Altruism Inquisitiveness What term do they use to describe you? Guide What are their suggested career options? List as either those that interest you and those that do not. Interesting to me Not interesting to me artist, playwright, novelist/poet, editor/art director, career counselor, psychologist, educational information-graphics, designer, HRM manager, consultant, special education merchandise planner, environmental lawyer, marketer, job analyst, mental health counselor, dietitian/nutritionist, research, educational consultant, architects, interpreter/translator 53% 70% 73% 56%

Test #4 Test name: Personality Disorder Test Test results:

Personality Disorder Test Results Paranoid |||||||||||||||||| 78% 53% Schizoid |||| 18% 38% Schizotypal |||||||||||||||||| 74% 52% Antisocial |||||||||||| 50% 46% Borderline |||||||||||| 50% 51% Histrionic |||||||||| 38% 37% Narcissistic || 10% 35% Avoidant |||||||||||||| 58% 52% Dependent |||||||||||| 46% 46% Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||||| 66% 45% *scores in gray are the average web score Test Note: Read the descriptions below to avoid misinterpreting test results (for example, the Antisocial classification does not mean you are a loner, it means you tend to be insensitive towards others). Disorder Info Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar. Paranoid Personality Disorder - individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening. Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings. Schizotypal Personality Disorder - individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior. Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness. Antisocial Personality Disorder - individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

Borderline Personality Disorder - individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness. Histrionic Personality Disorder - individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered. Narcissistic Personality Disorder - individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships. Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful. Avoidant Personality Disorder - individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism Dependent Personality Disorder - individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder - individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.

What recommendations did the test website provide for you in terms of career opportunities, learning style, or personality?

That I tend to be a bit paranoid

Do you agree with the test results and/or recommendations? Explain why not. Not exactly, I feel that the questions were not very specific which may have led to an inaccurate results

Test #5 Test name: Personality test Test results:

EI: 8 out of 17 Extrovert |-------------------------------------------------| Introvert | 47% SN: 6 out of 17 Sensation |-------------------------------------------------| iNtuition | 35% TF: 9 out of 17 Thinking |-------------------------------------------------| Feeling | 52% JP: 8 out of 17 Judging |-------------------------------------------------| Perceiving | 47%

What recommendations did the test website provide for you in terms of career opportunities, learning style, or personality? ESFJ: "Seller". Most sociable of all types. Outstanding host or hostesses. They excel in service occupations involving personal contact. 13% of the total population.

Do you agree with the test results and/or recommendations? Explain why not.

Yes, I can see what they mean.

Test #6 Test name: Personality Test Test results: Your personality type: "Reliable Realist" Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it. Renowned persons with similar personality types: Andrew Johnson, American president Benjamin Harrison, American president Evander Holyfield, boxer George H. W. Bush, American president George Washington, American president Harry Truman, American president Herbert Hoover, American president Jack Webb, actor and producer Elizabeth II, queen of England Warren Buffet, investor and businessman

What recommendations did the test website provide for you in terms of career opportunities, learning style, or personality? Careers that could fit you include: Business executives, administrators and managers, accountants, police, detectives, judges, lawyers, medical doctors, dentists, computer programmers, systems analysts, computer specialists, auditors, electricians, math teachers, mechanical engineers, steelworkers, technicians.

Do you agree with the test results and/or recommendations? Explain why not.

Yes I believe they fit just fine.

Part 3: Post-test Which test did you find the most accurate to how you view yourself and/or the most reliable? Explain. And which test did you find the least accurate to how you view yourself and/or the least reliable. Explain. Most accurate Least accurate Test #2 Test #4 I feel that I incorporate music into a large portion of I dont feel as paranoid as the test said i was. my life

Which result/ recommendation did you find the most surprising, and why? The test that said I was a counselor. I dont really think giving advice is my thing.

What did you learn through the tests that strengthened how you feel about your career choices and/or personality, and why? or What new information did you learn about yourself that you will use in the future to modify your behaviour and/or career choices, and why? I should probably look towards maybe becoming a political advisor.