My approach to work is influenced by my personality and strengths. This page is really for me to document useful tests as I take them, but by posting it online I figured it would be an easy way to share this information those who I might collaborate with at some point.
- Ideation: big picture, make connections, be creative
- Learner: learn, improve, think about process
- Strategic: see alternatives, create a path, quickly understand
- Input: get information, know more, look for facts
- Intellection: think, reflect, discuss
All five of these strengths are within the “Thinking Themes” of the Strengthsfinder 2.0 test. For more information on strengths or the themes through which you can view your own results, please see the very informative Using the Myers-Briggs Instrument with the Gallup Strengthsfinder 2.0 Instrument.)
Myers Briggs: INTJ
Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others. (from The Myers & Briggs Association)
- Reflective: Takes time to think through ideas, and reflect on what new information means. Writing and summarizing helps the learning process.
- Intuitive: Requires theories and interpretations in order to link facts. More focused on the big picture rather than details.
- Verbal: Prefers audio and written material.
- Global: Requires a the big picture of a subject early in the process. Learning is most productive when done in long, immersive sessions.