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  1. 1. Personality Type and You:Navigating your career through type Karina Money, MA - President and Founder Right Path New England Boston’s premier educational consulting and career coaching firm
  2. 2. Right Path New England Right Path / New England understands that students are at times overwhelmed with information and decision factors about their educational and career needs. We work with the individuals in evaluating each persons talents, skills, strengths and weaknesses to understand what interests and motivates each client. We provide guidance and support giving each client the tools to assure that their educational/ career decisions are on the right path to achieving success and
  3. 3. Evaluation We use a combination of psychological assessment, personality testing and interviews to determine the educational and future career needs of each young adult.A complete assessment consists of: an interview with the student an evaluation of school records psychological and personality testing to assess the specific type of education / career options a written report based on test scores and interview which includes major/specialization selection and post-secondary education
  4. 4. Career Consulting We base our evaluations on trait and factor theories, developmental theories and learning theories. Trait and factor theories stress the individuals need to develop his/her traits as well as select environments that compliment those traits. Developmental theories share the assumption that factors related to career choice are also related to stages of personal and psychological development. Learning theories refer to the processes by which a person gains self-efficacy and what effect that has on his/her career and decision making process. By incorporating psychological theories in our evaluation we strive to help our client find a graduate program or career path that is tailored to their strengths, desires and dreams. Our purpose is to help the client find a career path that will help him/her achieve life long success and
  5. 5. Personality Type Advising Benefits to Students Achievement Success Motivation Happiness
  6. 6. Brief Overview of Personality Typing Personality typing is the innate way people naturally see the world and make decisions. Basis = belief that there are 16 distinct personality types and each person has one type that most accurately describes him or her The model of personality type is non-judgmental, no one type is worst than another Personality typing is not a measure of intelligence but rather a way to identify important natural predispositions and
  7. 7. Four Dimensions of Personality Typing How people interact with the world and where they direct their energy The kind of information they naturally notice and remember How they make decisions Whether they prefer to live in more structured ways (making decisions) or more spontaneous ways (taking in information)
  8. 8. Continuum Between Opposite Extremes How people interact with the world and where they direct their energy (E) Extraversion _________|____________Introversion (I) The kind of information people naturally notice and remember (S)Sensing______________|_____________Intuition (N) How people make decisions (T) Thinking ____________|______________Feeling(F) Whether people prefer to live in a more structured or spontaneous|_____________Perceiving
  9. 9. Eight Preferences and Career/Learning Implications for College StudentsEXTRAVERSION (E)-INTROVERSION (I) relates to: How people interact with the world and where they direct their energyEXTRAVERTS Focus attention outward Enjoy a variety of tasks Seek out and need other people Work at a rapid pace Need to talk about their ideas to think them throughINTROVERTS Focus attention inward Consider things fully before responding Enjoy tasks that require concentration Work best on one project at a time Work at a careful, steady
  10. 10. SENSING (S)-INTUITION (N) relates to: The kind of information peoplenaturally remember or notice; how people interact with the world andwhere they direct their energySENSORS Focus on “what is” Like working with real things Apply past experience to problem solving Need specific and realistic directionsINTUITIVES Focus on “what could be” Enjoy theory and speculation Like working with possibilities and implications Need to use their
  11. 11. Thinking(T)-Feeling(F) relates to: Whether people make decisions logically andimpersonally, or by using personal values; how people interact with the world andwhere they direct their energyTHINKERS Enjoy analyzing problems logically Make fair and objective decisions Need to weigh the pros and cons to make decisions Can be tough negotiatorsFEELERS Need work to be personally meaningful Like helping others and being appreciated Need decisions to be congruent with their values Need to work in a friendly environment Are driven to understand others and
  12. 12. JUDGING (J) – PERCEIVING (P) relates to: The way people like to livetheir lives – more structured (making decisions) or more spontaneous(taking in information);How people interact with the world and where they direct their energyJUDGERS Enjoy work that allows them to make decisions Prefer a predictable work pattern and environment Work towards completing their responsibilities before relaxing Like to maintain control of their projectsPERCEIVERS Enjoy flexible and changing work situations Like to be able to respond to problems as they arise Are more satisfied with fewer rules and procedures Need to have fun at
  13. 13. Challenges for Students with Certain Personality Types Extraverts: Getting them to slow down enough to really think things through before taking actions Introverts: Getting them to provide you with enough information to help them and getting them to move from the thinking stage to the action stage Sensors: Helping them see possibilities that don’t yet exist and getting them to focus on the big picture and long range consequence Intuitive: Helping them realistically evaluate career options and plans, and getting them to pay attention to the little details that are so important Thinkers: Reminding them of the human consequence of their decisions, for themselves and others Feelers: Helping them evaluate options more objectively and not take rejection or setbacks personally Judgers: Getting them to delay making decisions prematurely, and to stay open to new information Perceivers: Keeping them on task and nudging them into making decisions when
  14. 14. Personality Type Assessment Improves Student Outcomes Retention Graduation Placement Choosing the right major Choosing the right
  15. 15. Retention The American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) reports that 53% of students are academically unprepared Personality type assessment has been proven to be the key to success of students and contributes to overall retention rate by providing students with the greatest chance for fulfillment and
  16. 16. Retention and Career Development Career development is also seen as a major component of student retention. Cuymaca College implemented a personality assessment component in their program and found that the average persistence rate from fall 2000 to spring 2004 for the entire college was 57.8% compared to 85.4% for the students who participated in personality type assessment. The average of all student success at the College from fall 1999 to spring 2004 was 65% compared to 73% of the students who took the
  17. 17. Graduation Research supports the notion that campuses that support the development of resilient students enhance retention and graduation rates when they provide effective advising, career exploration and development and student support. Proper career and academic advising is the only way that all students have the opportunity for on-going, one-on-one interaction. Personality type assessment allows students to build a close relationship with an advisor, encourages student independence as they figure out who they are and how to apply it to both their learning style and career development, and allows students to reach their
  18. 18. Job Placement Personality type assessment has been proven to be effective in student job placement. Students who have participated in personality type assessment have reported that they were able to get along with people in the workplace, the assessment opened their eyes to how their underlying personality can affect communication, learning and other aspects of their
  19. 19. Choose the Right Major Significant differences have been found between students that have a defined major and those that do not. Students without a defined major were at a high risk of dropping out without achieving success. Personality type assessment is the key in helping students choose their major early in their educational career; thereby, ensuring that students define their goals and
  20. 20. Choose the Right Career Personality type assessment has been used in helping students choose the career path that reflects their natural talents, interests, and passions. The assessment serves as a retention function- leading students to career paths that suit their interest and aptitudes and therefore, making them less likely to drop out and more likely to
  21. 21. Implementing Personality Type Assessment In Your Institution Entering students 1:1 assessment Benefit: students fully understand why they are getting their degree and what they can do with their degree once they
  22. 22. Student Success Personality type assessment is the most effective tool in assuring students’ success. Frequently, students’ sole reason for obtaining a degree is because they realize that the job market demands it. They have no idea what to major in and even less of an idea what to do when they actually finish their degree. Personality type assessment gives students a broader basis for self-understanding and direction. This allows students to pursue a degree they are passionate about and gain employment in industry where they will succeed
  23. 23. Personality Type Advising: Student Benefits Students are offered an individualized career discovery process – this will give them invaluable insights about themselves and enable them to find a career path that makes the best use of their natural talents. Students get to know their personality type and have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. This allows them to succeed in both their coursework and career aspirations. Students develop a set of career goals early in their academic
  24. 24. Implementation: Career Seminar Students enroll in a personality type career development seminar as they approach their final year of study. Seminar involves detailed personality type evaluation and career planning. Difference between traditional approach – looks beyond the big 3 (abilities, interests and values). Scientific research shows that personality has additional dimensions that need to be recognized. The more aspects of one’s personality that match their work, the greater the job satisfaction and future
  25. 25. Personality Type Assessment Seminar Benefits: Students will have a clear idea of what they will be doing after graduation Students will learn from each other and know different personality types Students will feel optimistic about the future Students will be personally and professionally fulfilled Students will be prepared for workforce
  26. 26. Conclusion Let us put your students on the Right Path. Right Path NE offers the students of your educational institution individual personality type assessment that includes a number of scientific tests recognized worldwide, analysis and individual sessions (can be completed on- line) and detailed report and recommendations. The issues we have just discussed are too important. Make it the RIGHT PATH!
  27. 27. Q&A Right Path New England 689 Somerville Avenue Suite B Somerville, MA 02143 Karina Money, President (617)