In the professional world, we contend with people across the personality spectrum. We all often wonder why we get along with some and not so well with others. Before we understand those we work with, we must understand our personality and how our interactions and decisions affect others.
There are many different ways to assess your personality in order to understand it. Here are some ways to be able to describe your personality.
The Color Code
The Color Code assessment creates a deeper understanding of your personality and why you act a certain way in different situations. The four different variables or “colors” are Reds, Blues, Whites, and Yellows. Each of the colors represents your core motive by answering questions based on your actions as a child.
Meyers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI)
Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment that enables you to understand four specific facets of your personality. Out of the 16 specific personality types, there are two options for each section. These are Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I), Sensing (S) or Intuition (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P). Knowing how you fit into each of these areas can improve the way you perceive and interact with your coworkers and your own approach to your work.
The StrengthsQuest assessment is 30 minutes, after which you will be given a customized report that will display and explain your top five talents out of the 34 possible variables and countless combinations. Some of the Strengths include Achiever, Belief, Connectedness, Discipline, Harmony, Positivity, and Strategic. You will also receive information on how to explore careers and continue leadership development.
The Five Love Languages
We often don’t think about the specific ways we foster relationships at work, and we should always keep our work relationships professional. However, we should also consider the compassion that we show those around us. This personality test enables us to deliver that idea.
This assessment is broken up into five different “languages.” The options are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
Whether you take one of these assessments or all of them, they will bring you closer to understanding yourself, as well as being able to determine if you are happy where you are in your career. For more information, connect with us at Shannon Talent to discuss your options.