My Personal Personality Assessment

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My Personality Assessment In counseling psychology, there are many tools and therapeutic treatments including assessments to help the counseling process between the therapist and client. According to Hays (2013), “Assessment is beneficial in counseling because it provides information for both counselors and clients so they can understand and respond to the client concerns as well as plan and evaluate programs” (p. 6). Among the many assessments that are being used, there are evaluations focused on personalities, intelligence, abilities, and careers. In particular, personality assessments have flourishing since the early 1900s, such as the Woodworth Personal Data Sheet, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMP-II), Rorschach Inkblot…show more content…
According to About Health (2016), Extroversion category is characterized by sociability, excitability and talkativeness among other characteristics, while the Agreeableness category measures trust, kindness, affection and other prosocial behaviors. The Conscientiousness trait examines thoughtfulness, good impulse control, goal-directed behaviors and other similar features. However, the Neuroticism factor is best characterized by emotional instability such as sadness, moodiness, anxiety along with other inconsistent emotions. Lastly, the openness trait highlights a person’s imagination, insight, abstract thinking among other creative characteristics. In order to grasp a better understanding of the assessments, our class was requested to take the MBTI and the Big Five Factor Personality assessment tests to express their test-taking experience. Taking into consideration this would be my first time taking any type of assessment tests, I was excited to find out more about myself. I was also pleased that these tests were accessible online; which made it convenient for me to take them at a testing location of my choosing. As I picked a comfortable and familiar spot in my home, I took both assessment tests without feeling the “test” pressure on my…show more content…
Personally, it has confirmed that I am emotionally different by yet acceptable, as there are others who are similar to me. Although I have come across individuals who are similar to me in having a preference of making decisions logically rather than based on feelings/emotions along with individuals making strategic decisions based on the big picture versus the situation at the moment, I am often pegged to be “cold” or “compassionless” since I was an adolescent. As I let these words hurt my feelings, they never have interfered with the goals and direction I have set in my life. I recognize and accept that I prefer not to run my life on feelings/emotions or of others because these things are constantly changing. I have also come to terms that even though I do not overly demonstrate my emotions or express emotions that others may need or desire, it does not mean I do not have affection or regard for them. I just feel I need to express it all the
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