Read this article and think about what, if any, personality tests are conducted by your organization. Have you taken a personality test, or given one to others? Do you believe that the five personality traits discussed in this reading accurately portray human beings? Why or why not? As society advances and new technologies impact our lives, will our personalities adapt and change? What about the possibility of individuals displaying different personalities based on their form of interaction? For example, will introverts feel more comfortable expressing themselves in an online environment? What other personality characteristics will be impacted by the use of technology.
After taking my personal trait test, my score came out to what I expected. I have taken one of these tests before and I know my personality very well. Nothing has changed since I took my test many years ago.
I looked up my results, matched them with our readings, and some of the it I have to disagree. For example, extraverts do not perform well and take off more work than other people. Personally, I am so dedicated to my work, I do not take much time off because I do not get paid holidays and cannot afford taking it off. Furthermore, when I do take off work, it is for me not for my friends. I would feel guilty taking off work for my friends, especially if I did not get approved to do so.
Some of my other personality traits lined up exactly to what the book discussed because I am able to adapt and work with others. I am artistic and love to find different ways to solve the problem or situation. I believe there are different ways to solve a problem, but I need to find the best one for that situation or individual.