Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

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Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
Priscilla A. Williams
University of Phoenix

Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
Identifying one's strengths and weaknesses can be difficult if one does not want to admit that one has a weakness. Being able to try to identify one's strengths and weaknesses is something that everyone should do in order to become all that he or she can be. One can use his or her strengths and abilities to contribute positively in their work, personal and educational environment. There are several ways that one can identify one's strengths and weaknesses. One way would be to take a test which would assess one's strengths and weaknesses. The Personality Spectrum and Pathways to Learning Assessment tests are tests that identify one's strengths and weaknesses by asking one to rank one's responses to questions from most like he or she or always (4) to least like he or she or rarely (1) by placing a 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the space next to the response. One's responses are broken into several categories. The categories for the Personality Spectrum are Organizer, Adventurer, Giver and Thinker. The categories for the Pathways to Learning are Bodily-Kinesthetic, Verbal-Linguistic, Visual-Spatial, Musical, Intrapersonal, Logical-Mathematical, Interpersonal and Naturalistic. One's highest numbers are one's strengths and one's lower numbers are one's weaknesses. Another test is called the Pace Palette test. This test is like the Personality Spectrum and the Pathways to Learning Assessment in that it asks one to rank one's responses to words on a scale of 1 to 4. The test then breaks one's responses into four different colors; red, yellow blue and blue. Each color gives one a description of the type of person one is. Red is Adventure, Yellow is Responsibility, Green is Curiosity and Blue is Harmony. The results of my Personality Spectrum test revealed that my higher scores were as an Organizer and a Giver, and my lower scores were as a Thinker...
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