My LSI (Life Styles Inventory) Interpretation
I thoroughly enjoyed taking the LSI questionnaire. I believe it has given me a much better understanding of my personality in regards to my management potential and individual characteristics. With that being said, the following is my interpretation of my LSI survey. Part I: Personal Thinking Styles
“Primary” and "Backup" Thinking Styles:
By far, my “primary” thinking style was “affiliative”. I have concluded to this by the ranking in the 96th percentile of 9,207 individuals that had taken the LSI survey before me. I was surprised how accurate this was regarding this personality trait. I consider myself “affiliative” because I simply love being around people. At work, I have been moved into a much bigger cubicle recently that is quiet, has lots of space and is a generally good atmosphere compared to the loud, highly trafficked area that I was in previously, but I have found myself slowly trying to make my way back there. My new area is simply too quiet and I feel left out. I want to be part of the group and by being segregated from the common area, I am much less happy. In my extracurricular time, I have started a technology users group because I wanted to get together a group of people that shared my common interests. It is taking off and I am enjoying the opportunities to network and socialize with my peers at every meeting. My "backup" thinking style was not quite as profound, but it turned out to be “perfectionistic”. This trait ranked in the 69th percentile with a score of 23 out of a potential 40. This trait was not as profound for a few reasons. The first reason is that I desire affiliation much more than I do in perfection. I believe the sole source of success is in the communication and interaction with people, however you also have to maintain a strict philosophy for your work and attitude by carrying some perfectionistic traits. Even if an individual is the socialite of the 21st century but is...
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