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An Assessment Primer

Turning on the Lights in the Murky and Mysterious
 World of Psychometrics & Personality Assessments
All of the various models constructed by consultants to
explain human behavior depend upon the foundation of
Cognitive Abi...
Yes, all of them.
It is not a question of whether they are right
or wrong or better or worse.



     Each represents some of the best
     ...
At one time, we believed the earth was flat,




And this is what happened
if you got to the edge.
We thought atoms looked like this.




    Then quantum theory shattered that image.
X-rays were once an astonishing
breakthrough for doctors.
Today, compared to an MRI,
they seem primitive.
It is the nature of science to move forward,

to look deeper,

to discover what lies beneath.
The sciences of psychology & psychometrics
have literally leapt forward over the last
twenty years.

Now we know what lies...
Every human behavior rests upon this foundation.

Therefore, every model created to explain
behaviors also rests on this f...
Since at that time, they did not see that deeply,
they proposed a variety of models & terminology
to explain what they did...
DOMINANT      INFLUENCING

           DRIVER       EXPRESSIVE




DISC
          CHOLERIC       SANGUINE


        CONSCIE...
Myers-Briggs

ENTJ   ESTJ   ENFJ   ESFJ   ESTP    ENTP   ENFP   ESFP



INTJ   ISTJ   INFJ   ISFJ   ISTP    INTP   INFP   ...
StrengthsFinder
  ACHIEVER     COMMUNICATION                 INCLUSIVENESS       RELATOR


 ACTIVATOR      COMPETITION    ...
Emotional Intelligence

 PERCEIVING     USING    UNDERSTANDING   MANAGING
  EMOTIONS    EMOTIONS     EMOTIONS      EMOTION...
As good as these models were,
many questions remained unanswered.


People still seemed to have more talent,
more potentia...
The ability to see the foundational elements of
human performance is critical to optimizing
any person’s talent or potenti...
This is a beautiful piece of land…
perfect for an extraordinary building.




 But before the architect draws the first lin...
You must first see what
is under the grass…

What is the foundation?




                   What is the highest and
       ...
Will it support this?
…or maybe this.
With existing teams, as with existing structures,
knowledge about the foundation is important.
Understanding the foundation can prevent this.
Geo-technical site surveys for buildings
often require weeks or months to complete.
BestWork DATA can tell you about the people who
are the foundation of your business in 25 minutes.
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ASSESSMENT PRIMER

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ASSESSMENT PRIMER

  1. 1. An Assessment Primer Turning on the Lights in the Murky and Mysterious World of Psychometrics & Personality Assessments
  2. 2. All of the various models constructed by consultants to explain human behavior depend upon the foundation of Cognitive Abilities & Personality Traits.
  3. 3. Yes, all of them.
  4. 4. It is not a question of whether they are right or wrong or better or worse. Each represents some of the best thinking of that day and age.
  5. 5. At one time, we believed the earth was flat, And this is what happened if you got to the edge.
  6. 6. We thought atoms looked like this. Then quantum theory shattered that image.
  7. 7. X-rays were once an astonishing breakthrough for doctors.
  8. 8. Today, compared to an MRI, they seem primitive.
  9. 9. It is the nature of science to move forward, to look deeper, to discover what lies beneath.
  10. 10. The sciences of psychology & psychometrics have literally leapt forward over the last twenty years. Now we know what lies beneath the early models. We can see the foundation.
  11. 11. Every human behavior rests upon this foundation. Therefore, every model created to explain behaviors also rests on this foundation. Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  12. 12. Since at that time, they did not see that deeply, they proposed a variety of models & terminology to explain what they did see. ? ? ? Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  13. 13. DOMINANT INFLUENCING DRIVER EXPRESSIVE DISC CHOLERIC SANGUINE CONSCIENTIOUS STEADY ANALYTICAL Only a few of the countless AMIABLE variations on this theme MELANCHOLIC PHLEGMATIC Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  14. 14. Myers-Briggs ENTJ ESTJ ENFJ ESFJ ESTP ENTP ENFP ESFP INTJ ISTJ INFJ ISFJ ISTP INTP INFP ISFP Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  15. 15. StrengthsFinder ACHIEVER COMMUNICATION INCLUSIVENESS RELATOR ACTIVATOR COMPETITION EMPATHY INPUT RESPONSIBILITY ADAPTABILITY CONNECTEDNESS FAIRNESS INDIVIDUALIZATN RESTORATIVE CONTEXT FOCUS INTELLECTION SELF- ANALYTICAL ASSURANCE ARRANGER DELIBERATIVE FUTURISTIC LEARNER SIGNIFICANCE BELIEF DEVELOPER HARMONY MAXIMIZER STRATEGIC COMMAND DISCIPLINE IDEATION POSITIVITY WOO Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  16. 16. Emotional Intelligence PERCEIVING USING UNDERSTANDING MANAGING EMOTIONS EMOTIONS EMOTIONS EMOTIONS Cognitive Personality Abilities Traits Foundational Competencies
  17. 17. As good as these models were, many questions remained unanswered. People still seemed to have more talent, more potential, than was being realized.
  18. 18. The ability to see the foundational elements of human performance is critical to optimizing any person’s talent or potential.
  19. 19. This is a beautiful piece of land… perfect for an extraordinary building. But before the architect draws the first line,
  20. 20. You must first see what is under the grass… What is the foundation? What is the highest and best use of that land?
  21. 21. Will it support this?
  22. 22. …or maybe this.
  23. 23. With existing teams, as with existing structures, knowledge about the foundation is important.
  24. 24. Understanding the foundation can prevent this.
  25. 25. Geo-technical site surveys for buildings often require weeks or months to complete.
  26. 26. BestWork DATA can tell you about the people who are the foundation of your business in 25 minutes.

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