The Characteristics of Myself Through Assessments

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The Characteristics of Myself Through Assessments
Jason Pinkerton
University of Illinois at Springfield
October 3, 2010


Several weeks ago we were assigned to complete several different self assessment forms to figure out different aspects about yourself and what types of personalities you are considered. Some of the questions were no brainers such as the decision making styles while others I had to sit down and think about how I act in questions about my locus of control. There are hundreds of self assessments out there I have just never taken the time until the assignment was assigned to actually put time aside to fill them out. Some of the assessments are hard to understand and I agreed more of less to the questions because they were hard to understand but on the rest of the assessments I thought they were extremely informational. I think it was neat to learn what type of personality I am considered to have by answering just a few questions. There are hundreds of self assessments out there but the ones I filled out dealt with decision making styles, personality factors, and some self monitoring tendencies. These assessments gave me valuable information about my personality which told me a lot about myself. These assessments told me a wide variety of information about myself that has some differences than the way I look at myself. These assessments give out very informative feedback on the characteristics of individuals.

The big five personality told a lot about the aspects of the different types of personalities. ‘There has been much research on how people describe others, and five major dimensions of human personality have been found. They are often referred to as the OCEAN model of personality, because of the acronym from the names of the five dimensions.” (Oliver, J. D. 2000). The author is stating how people judge others and the dimensions people refer others too. After taking this assessment I scored low on experience and intellect, therefore I am not original or creative I am more conventional and down to earth. This topic relates to what everyone tells me also. I am a down to earth easy going person that isn’t bothered by much and tend to hang out with the same sort of crowds. Down to earth individuals are the best people to become friends with. When it came to the topic of conscientiousness where high scores tend to be reliable, well organized, and self-disciplined while the lower scores tend to be more disorganized and undependable I was in the middle. I guess this means I have organization and discipline in me but also can be a little disorganized. I don’t agree with this one as much because I consider myself extremely disciplined and on the higher end of the organized side. I have to be organized or I am so confused. When it comes to extraversion I agree with some of the aspects that came out but others I highly disagree on. My scores were low which means I am not as friendly which I disagree on because many people tell me they have never seen me mad and I am friends with everyone. The part I do agree on somewhat is being quite but only to a certain extent. I am quiet around a group of people I am not to familiar with but when it comes to my friends I am very sociable.

When it comes to appreciating and valuing diversity I scored a 36 out of 50 which means I have a basic understanding of the importance of valuing diversity and exhibit some behaviors that support that understanding. Some of those behaviors include me not being stereotypical. Someone being blonde is just a figure of speech which doesn’t mean your dumb its just a term people use that I have no impact on. I am attentive when someone is talking, I don’t just ignore them I am always listening even if I know what they are going to say.

The listening skills assessment was probably the most entertaining and enjoyable assessment I completed. It was fun...
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