Personality ID Test

Personality ID is a free online career profiling tool of sorts. Personality ID is part of the Career Direct Complete Guidance System, a new tool available from Crown Financial Ministries.

Crown runs a wonderful organization and their resources have been of tremendous value to Bonnie and myself as we have started our life together. They podcast their daily, 30-minute “Money Matters” program which I enjoy a few times each week as well as their quick little three minute segment “How To Manage Your Money.”

This isn’t meant to sound like a commercial for any of their products (I’ve never spent a penny on anything they actually sell – but they have some really great stuff in that department too) and I won’t make a dime if you click any of the links in this post. But, anyway, back to the test…

It told me I was a Director… allow me to italicize the parts I feel are dead on.

General Description
As a Director, you usually have a unique blend of confidence, initiative, and people skills. Typically, you are able to see the larger vision and then use your superior communication skills to motivate others toward accomplishing it.

Typical Areas of Strength
Directors, like you, tend to be outgoing, bold, optimistic, fun-loving, competitive, confident, assertive, and a visionary who motivates others to accomplish tasks. You excel by having the freedom to define goals and by influencing others to reach those goals.

Typical Areas of Struggle
You may get carried away with enthusiasm, have difficulty listening, overestimate the abilities of yourself and others, be overly optimistic about situations and outcomes, and use others too much.

Your Preferred Activities
To maximize your talents, you look for situations in which can use your high energy level to make projects succeed. You look for situations in which you can influence others, communicate ideas, and overcome new challenges.

Your Communication Style
You communicate emotionally by being direct, straightforward, enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic, bold, and emphatic. You become impatient with long or detailed explanations or discussions.

So, if you’re considering a new career or just want to take “another one of those online test thingys” – give this one a shot. I think it’s pretty dead on here. That last part is especially true. I have this one co-worker who shall remain nameless, that when they call me, always love to point out EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. that led them to where they are at that point in their day… “Well I’m just now getting around to ____, because earlier I had to go to ____ and then do ____ after that, so what’s wrong with my email?”

*sigh* – the joys of being the Help Desk.