I am also an avid lover of corgis, cooking, and practicing self-awareness :)
Getting to know yourself helps identify biases and how they can influence you, even in design, so I like to take advantage of opportunities to increase my self-awareness. Below are a few personal development assessments that contributed to my own self-awareness renaissance.
Personal Development Resources
In undergrad, I took the official Myers-Briggs test through our University Career Services and was typed as an INTJ.
Recently, I took an assessment through 16personalities.com, and was typed as INFJ-A:
"People with this personality type tend to see helping others as their purpose in life. Advocates can often be found engaging in rescue efforts and doing charity work. However, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all." -- 16personalities.com
We took the Tilt Assessment for our management course, Management for Information Professionals, and this showed us where we tend to point to, but can also tilt to other styles from time to time.
Clarity Tilt -- THE QUIET GENIUS
"Your Influencing Style is thoughtful and supportive. Often tuned in to the needs of others, you enjoy being consulted for advice but will reply with thoughtful care that is tolerant of differences and supports making their own choice.
Your Top Character Strengths are Focus, Perspective, Trust and Empathy, which combine to make you a person that will keep confidences, be diplomatic and reliable. " -- Tilt, Inc.
Read the full report here: Tilt Assessment
Originally, I took the Clifton Strengths or StrengthsQuest assessment back in September 2018 through our graduate and professional development workshop and then again for my summer internship with The Clorox Company in May 2019:
The Talent Card assessment was given through a job application process to assess my talents for the role. Click here to read the full report: Talent Card Report
Always seeking change and improvement -- You find it easy to adapt to new situations thanks to your ability to pick things up quickly. You enjoy forward progress and continuous improvement, knowing it is the only way to grow. Learning and coaching are important to you.
Confidence to take charge -- You have the ability to influence others, helping them take action to get better. You use both logical and emotional tactics to address people's needs, and help them understand how specific activities will contribute to improvement.
Ability to keep going or bounce back -- You bounce back to overcome obstacles in difficult situations. Seen as the "calm in the storm," you maintain composure and often create solutions that perpetuate the organization's forward progress.
Practical optimism and solution-focused -- You focus on the positive aspects of situations and people, moving forward with answers, not complaints. Unexpected situations and changes are handled with a good attitude and performance.
Affinity to connect with people -- Other employees appreciate your ability to develop relationships and build harmony with your team. You go out of your way to create fun, trust and rapport that ultimately improves productivity.
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The enneagram workshop was offered through a Diversity and Student Success workshop partnering with Student Wellness.
Enneagram Type Nine: THE PEACEMAKER
The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type:
Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent
"At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge." -- The Enneagram Institute®