Self-Assessment: Honesty Will Get You Everywhere! Dr. Philip E. Burian, CMFor the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: Iftoday were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need tochange something -- Steve Jobs
Contents• The Three Envelope Syndrome• Why Self-Assessment• Importance• Assessment Process• Popular Tools• Riso-Hudson Enneagram• Enneagram Sorting Test• Enneagram Categories• Summary
Why Self-Assessment?Honest self-assessment is crucial in order to determine or define your personality and values • A slice of overall individual assessment (personality, career, behavior, employment, skills, etc.) • An invaluable tool for improving yourself • What you believe may not be what others observe • Can be used to set/improve individual and career goals
Why It’s Important• Facilitates a better/deeper understanding of yourself• Helps determine how well you will work with others• Continuous Process Continuous Improvement• Government and industry relying more on Assessment Testing for both new and existing employees
Continuous Assessment ProcessA continuous process of self-assessmentis necessary for you to make course - Education - Personalcorrections when needed - Financial - Professional Goals - Personality - Skills - Emotional - Intellectual Self-Assess Development - Formal - Training - Behavior - Professional - Friends External - - - Colleagues Family Professional Feedback
Popular Assessment ToolsThese tests identify feelings, beliefs, and behaviors in order to determine the type, or category, that best describes your personality and values • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) • Keirsey Temperament Sorter • The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) • Big 5 (Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism) • Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness (DISC) • Enneagram • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Our Focus: Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type IndicatorWhat is it?“A geometric figure thatdelineates the nine basicpersonality types of humannature and their complex What does it do?interrelationships.” – Don Riso “The Enneagram can be extremely useful to everyone as a source of self-knowledge because it acts as a kind of "mirror" to reveal features of our personality that normally are invisible to us.” – Riso-Hudson What will I learn? “Only your own self-awareness and honesty will enable you to discover your personality type.” – Riso-Hudson
Riso-Hudson Enneagram Types1 THE REFORMERThe Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, 6 THE LOYALISTPurposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and2 THE HELPER SuspiciousThe Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative,Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive 7 THE ENTHUSIAST The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous,3 THE ACHIEVER Versatile, Distractible, and ScatteredThe Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type:Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image- 8 THE CHALLENGERConscious The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self- Confident, Decisive, Willful, and4 THE INDIVIDUALIST ConfrontationalThe Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive,Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental 9 THE PEACEMAKER The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type:5 THE INVESTIGATOR Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, andThe Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, ComplacentInnovative, Secretive, and Isolated
SummarySelf-Assessment is a great tool that should be accomplished often to guide you toward your goals • Self-Assessment is an important tool to help us better understand ourselves • Having a continuous process can facilitate improvement • Numerous tools are available (the key is being honest) • Self-Assessment can help us personally, socially, and with our careers
Thank YouAny Questions? College professor–someone who talks in other people’s sleep
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