The personality card sort activity is not a stand-alone activity. It is the first of many steps to helping students identify their personality style lineup.
You may be familiar with the Personality Lingo 3-Step Personality Identification Method. Essentially, it involves (1) Pre-Step – use assessment, card sort activity, or simply read and rank handouts to capture initial impressions, (2) Storytelling Sort – the styles are portrayed in contextual situations either through character analysis of a movie, acting out a skit, or sharing personal stories, and (3) Social Sort – forming dominant style groups to dialogue and compare preferences and approaches to life. All three of these steps can be performed in one session to provide multiple opportunities for students to try-on the different personality styles. Even with all this, clarity of ones own personality style lineup commonly comes only after some time integrating the concepts into one’s life in the weeks following initial exposure to the concepts.