Thursday, October 3, 2013

No! No! That's Not Really Me!!

When was the last time you took a personality profile or general knowledge index?

After we finish formal schooling we don’t get tested a lot…at least not a formal test, every day is a test in one sense or the other.

There are lots of these assessments out there: the Myers-Briggs Typing Index is probably the best known, but there’s also the DiSC Survey and others. You can find some of these online and take them for free. The key is to have someone interpret the results for you or connect with an information base that will help you interpret your results.

I just completed a Profile Evaluation and will meet with a consultant this afternoon to discuss the results.

I’m running into a time of life and some decisions that are extremely important. I want to make sure I have the information I need to make good decisions and understanding myself is a key.

If you haven’t kicked your own tires lately you might want to give it a try. You’ll probably get some information that validates what you believe about yourself…which can be good or…mmm….gives you that uh, oh feeling. Just remember, we are never as good or as gross as we think we are.

And, hopefully, you’ll get some results that make you ask more questions about yourself, life and what—if you keep doing what you’re doing, or if you are willing to change a few things—is coming around the bend.

I’m just hoping that when I pull up to the meeting this afternoon there isn’t one of those big trucks like they transport rhinos to the zoo in parked in the parking lot. And when I get to the conference room I’m not met by a SWAT team led by Sylvester Stallone and he’s got this horrified look on his face and he’s reading…my profile. 

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