MGST 495- Working With People Assignment
After comparing my self-rated scores on the HEXACO personality measure and Swartz’s value scale with those of the evaluation done by one of my long term and good friends, I actually found that for the most part he knows me pretty well and many of our scores were similar. In fact, every single score was within 1 point of each other’s. Although it would have been interesting to have some disparities in certain categories this is ok too as it gives me re-assurance of my personality and values. A particular score I was interested in was extraversion. I scored a 4.8 and he scored me a 5.1. Although I completely agree that I am cheerful and optimistic, I don’t necessarily think of myself as extremely opinionated, which many extraverts are. I also would have to agree on my low scores in tradition and high scores in hedonism. Traditional and religion have never been major values of mine and I do place a large value on pleasure, having fun, and going on vacation. I also scored higher in conscientiousness compared to my friends score. Potentially it means I might not be as organized and diligent of a person as I originally thought so that is something that I learned about myself and can work on. On a final note, I found it interesting that in the majority of Swartz’s values I was somewhere in the 3-4 range being very neutral. I actually agree with this as many of them I share some of the points and disagree with others. For example under power I do value social status and prestige but absolutely do not value control or dominance over people. I think my biggest strengths in my personality are my combination of agreeableness and high extraversion. I think of myself as a very easy going person, I’m usually very patient with other people and it takes a lot for me to truly get angry or upset. I’ll go out of my way to avoid confrontation usually and for the most part this makes me an easy person to get along with and fairly likeable....
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