Recently I’ve been researching personality assessments for clients who are looking for something more substantive than tools they’ve used in the past.
After narrowing the list, I tested several, curious to see how they compared with my self-knowledge and other assessments I work with.
A new tool, the Work Personality Index® intrigued me. It measures 21 traits including two that are so important in today’s work place: Dealing With and Managing Stress and Identifying and Managing Change. It also outlines recommendations that help enhance job fit and career satisfaction.
What were my results? During the debrief, I asked the coach what he thought about my report, given that he works with a huge number of coaches and consultants. His response: “interesting.” When I pointed out that that was the term my mother used to tactfully describe something that she didn’t like, (such as my new coif), he laughed and then volunteered that my report was “unusual.”
The good news: my profile is an ideal fit with my work, interests and preferences.
My high scores: Energy, Innovation, Initiative and Flexibility.
My low scores: Rule-Following and Democratic.
No wonder I’ve been happy helping clients learn, grow and develop in ways they never thought possible.
If you’re keen to try out this tool, please call or email me. We have a limited supply of complimentary assessments available this month.
In the meantime, thanks for giving me opportunities to create, challenge and break some rules!