Are You Your Own Stranger? The Value of a Personal Assessment
Now more than ever, information is readily available and people are often one click away from countless online resources. There is plenty opportunity to discover, learn, grow and develop. Many people take advantage of this. One could argue we know more about the world now than ever before.
The question I ask however, is how much do we know about ourselves? In comparison to external discovery, very little focus is directed towards self-discovery. Many people think they know themselves, but do they really? How about you? Do you truly know yourself? Here are some questions to consider:
When was the last time you stopped and actually thought about this? I mean really spent some time to think it through? When you have an answer, don’t stop there, ask yourself why? What about ‘x’ motivates you? What do you value?
What goes into your decision making process? Do you make quick decisions? Why? Is this how you prefer to make decisions or are you reacting to pressures within your environment? Do you like having time to analyze and weigh different options? How about seeking others input and opinions? How do you prefer to make decisions?
How do other others see you?
You have a certain perception of yourself. Do others see you the same?
Again, when was the last time you took some time and thought about this? Take 15-30 minutes and write down what you feel your strengths are. Be as honest as possible. Take it a step further and ask yourself, “How do these strengths manifest themselves in my professional and personal life?”
What type of work environment is best for you?
In what type of environment are you most comfortable in? Professionally, what contributes to you being your most productive self? Personally, when and where are you most at ease?
How do you prefer to learn?
There are many ways to learn and acquire new skills. Everyone is different. Some are visual learners; some are more hands-on, while others prefer lectures. Which style is best for you? How so? Does your preferred learning style change for different circumstances?
When we develop a deeper understanding of ourselves, we are better able to position ourselves for success. Our personal assessments help you gain a more in depth understanding of your true strengths and potential, how you prefer to behave and what motivates you. Contact us today to learn how our personal assessments can help you.