Grow Your Potential With The Personality Tree
Introduction <ul><li>Grow Your Potential  is a study of how personality type affects a students grades and extra curricula...
The Personalities <ul><li>For the study purposes there are 4 personality types:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Popular Sanguin...
The Popular Sanguine <ul><li>Labeled “The Talker,” the sanguine lives to have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Sanguines love color,...
The Powerful Choleric <ul><li>“The Worker” is very goal oriented and tends to jump straight to the bottom line.  </li></ul...
The Perfect Melancholy <ul><li>“ The Thinker” spends more time analyzing than actually getting things done.  </li></ul><ul...
The Peaceful Phlegmatic <ul><li>“ The Watcher,” who always sees the best in others, needs a practical application to what ...
The Study <ul><li>We completed a descriptive and correlational study.  </li></ul><ul><li>45 High School Students were surv...
The Survey <ul><li>Results of personality test was compared with the student’s grades. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers were ...
Academic Results  <ul><li>Sanguine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly “B” & “C” students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excelled in...
Academic Results <ul><li>Melancholy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students seemed to excel or be middle of the road.  Some perfect...
Extra-Curricular Activities <ul><li>Results are based on surveying students current activities.  </li></ul><ul><li>They we...
Activity Results <ul><li>Sanguine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 75% participated in team sports, while less than 5% played in...
Activity Results <ul><li>Melancholy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest in performing arts followed by team sports.  </li></ul><...
Student Opinion <ul><li>Does Personality Matter?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of Phlegmatics said YES!  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Gender <ul><li>Females had almost twice as many talkative Sanguines as males.  </li></ul><ul><li>Males had more than 7 tim...
Conclusion <ul><li>While trends were weak compared to larger studies, there were definite differences in each personality ...
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  1. 1. Grow Your Potential With The Personality Tree
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Grow Your Potential is a study of how personality type affects a students grades and extra curricular activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The personality survey used is based off the book The Personality Tree . </li></ul><ul><li>The four personality types studied were first recognized by Hippocrates in 400 BC. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Personalities <ul><li>For the study purposes there are 4 personality types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Popular Sanguine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Powerful Choleric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Perfect Melancholy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Peaceful Phlegmatic </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Popular Sanguine <ul><li>Labeled “The Talker,” the sanguine lives to have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Sanguines love color, acting, and telling stories, so these are good ways to help remember things. </li></ul><ul><li>Studying out loud helps to process information, but record for later playback. </li></ul><ul><li>Always keep a calendar; living in the moment can make one forgetful. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Powerful Choleric <ul><li>“The Worker” is very goal oriented and tends to jump straight to the bottom line. </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes to become an active learner. Later, create a game to learn details. </li></ul><ul><li>Studying with friends can help you to see the big picture. </li></ul><ul><li>The innate drive to complete something makes one restless, so study while walking to increase focus. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Perfect Melancholy <ul><li>“ The Thinker” spends more time analyzing than actually getting things done. </li></ul><ul><li>The deep need for perfection can inhibit one’s drive, so prioritize, make a calendar, and stick to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Learns well by rote memory, so flash cards are a good study technique. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and graphs help in understanding a concept at a higher level. </li></ul><ul><li>Use creativity to drive meaning home: a poem, song, dance, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Peaceful Phlegmatic <ul><li>“ The Watcher,” who always sees the best in others, needs a practical application to what they are learning in order to focus. </li></ul><ul><li>A big picture person, looking for connections can help you to retain details. </li></ul><ul><li>A vivid imagination can be a distraction, but taking notes and free writing helps you to solidify what you learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Always looking for the easy way out, discipline for deadlines, and even expressing opinions is a must. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Study <ul><li>We completed a descriptive and correlational study. </li></ul><ul><li>45 High School Students were surveyed using the personality profile and were asked three survey questions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What extra-curricular activities do you participate in? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your favorite subject? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think personality affects grades? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Survey <ul><li>Results of personality test was compared with the student’s grades. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers were assigned to tests and grades, to ensure student confidentiality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts were created to compare grades and activities by personality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality types were also analyzed by gender. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While cause and effect cannot be determined, we will hypothesize about some of the results based on personality descriptions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Academic Results <ul><li>Sanguine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly “B” & “C” students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excelled in Languages, especially foreign languages, perhaps due to their love of talking and acting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choleric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily “B” students. While goal oriented, they can have challenges multi-tasking. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Academic Results <ul><li>Melancholy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students seemed to excel or be middle of the road. Some perfectionists have difficulty completing assignments, because they can’t reach their perfectionist goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did well in science, English, and foreign languages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phlegmatic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly “A” students. Despite lazy tendencies, they would rather do the work than have conflict over it. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Extra-Curricular Activities <ul><li>Results are based on surveying students current activities. </li></ul><ul><li>They were divided into 4 categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing Arts: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Band, theatre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tennis, swimming, track </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basketball, football, softball </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honor Society, Student Council </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Activity Results <ul><li>Sanguine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 75% participated in team sports, while less than 5% played individual sports probably due to their social nature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, high in performing arts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choleric </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Considered leaders, cholerics surveyed surprisingly did not participate in any leadership activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most participation was evenly split between performing arts and team sports. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Activity Results <ul><li>Melancholy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest in performing arts followed by team sports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual sports and leadership also relatively high at over 25% each. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phlegmatic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports were the highest with individual and team about equal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also had about 30% participation in performing arts and leadership. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Student Opinion <ul><li>Does Personality Matter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of Phlegmatics said YES! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 25% of controlling Cholerics said YES. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Favorite Subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanguine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choleric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Band </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melancholy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phlegmatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Gender <ul><li>Females had almost twice as many talkative Sanguines as males. </li></ul><ul><li>Males had more than 7 times as many powerful Cholerics than females, and nearly 4 times as many Phlegmatics. </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of Melancholy personalities were similar for both male and female. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>While trends were weak compared to larger studies, there were definite differences in each personality style. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students how to use their strengths to compensate for their weaknesses can help students to improve in school. </li></ul><ul><li>These techniques can also be used for students with exceptionalities. </li></ul>

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