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    Assessment Degrees for Personality Types

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    You have completed the assessment, to the degree that you are able to, think about it for a bit; then prepare a paper discussing the following points:

    - a brief summary of your experience taking the assessment
    - the degree to which your personality type as indicated by the assessment fits your self-image, or constitutes a surprise in some ways
    - what you can infer from this assessment about your particular strengths in the workplace
    - any areas in which the assessment suggested that you might have work problems to overcome
    - what specific steps you could take to strengthen your overall managerial competence, based on the new insights that you have gained from this assessment -- be as specific as you can, in the interests of getting the most value from the exercise for yourself
    - your overall opinion of this instrument as a measure of things related to personal managerial competence -- what it seems to measure well, anything that you believe it does not measure well or at all.

    You are expected to deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.

    You will be particularly assessed on:

    - Your completion of all the steps in the exercise
    - Your inclusion of the actual instrument or results, where requested
    - Your understanding of the purpose of the assessment, both what it tells you and what it does not tell you
    - Your ability to interpret the results of the assessment in terms of your own experience, either to confirm or to question the results
    - Your ability to derive from the exercise ideas about improving your managerial understanding and/or skills
    - The clarity and quality of your writing

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    My experience taking the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) was not a new one. I
    have taken similar assessments, though some have been extensive, in terms of numbers of
    items and depth. However, this particular assessment was taken in a straightforward manner,
    by responding with the most applicable answer first identified with. In other words, there was
    no second guessing and I did not consider the past remarks, perceptions or comments of
    others, when selecting what I believe are the most accurate responses.

    My profile type is ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging), an administrator.
    this label does not surprise me, as I realized I am a thinker and a planner. I tend to think
    less with my emotions and consider all options when making a decision. The description of
    an administrator fits me to a tee. I am in touch with my external environment and possess
    a great ability to assess my surroundings very quickly. I am also very responsible and strong,
    both in determination and in emotional stability.

    What is a surprise to me are the descriptive words used for my Jung type. There are
    two in particular that I would not have chosen, based on my answers to the questions. Attention
    seeking is the first. While I want to be heard and value the opportunity to voice my opinion, I
    do not go ...

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    The expert examines assessment degrees for personality types.