I suppose, as a fifth grader, I wanted to be outgoing, compassionate, and spontaneous. They seemed like good values to have. But the information proved to only confuse me and not really help in any way, so I disregarded it.
When I took the MBTI self-assessment again as a teenager, I received more accurate results. The results indicated I was an INTJ. This made sense! The information provided finally seemed worthwhile and has been valuable to me in both my career and home life. Being typed as an INTJ personality has helped me understand my true nature – my TRUE NORTH.
Of course, I tried to explain that any of the personality styles can make good leaders. I cringe at the thought of all the ways that a good personality assessment might be misused by employers. I can only hope and pray that the employees find a way to get something useful out of the experience. I implore the reader to please be responsible with your use of any personality assessment.
The Work Styles Handouts and Slides found here are my minimalist approach to career guidance for teens and young adults. Please understand the difference between career matching and career guidance. This Work Styles training material is NOT intended to match anyone to a career path. This Work Styles training material is NOT intended for use as pre-employment screening. This Work Styles training material is NOT intended to provide employers with information to profile their employees.