Personality Assessments

Personality Assessments - 1 I’m always on time for...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. I’m always on time for appointments 2. When someone is talking to me, chances are I’ll anticipate what they are going to say, by nodding, interrupting, or finishing sentences for them 3. I frequently try to do several things at once 4. When it comes to waiting in line (at banks theaters, etc.), I really get impatient and frustrated 5. I always feel rushed 6. When it comes to my temper, I find it hard to control at times 7. I tend to do most things, like eating, walking and talking rapidly Total score 1—7 = S 8. Quite honestly, the things I enjoy most are job related activities 9. At the end of a typical workday, I usually feel like I needed to get more done than I did 10. Someone who knows me very well would say that I would rather work than play 11. When it comes to getting ahead at work nothing is more important 12. My primary source of satisfaction comes from my job 13. Most of my friends and social acquaintances are people I know from work 14. I’d rather stay at work than take a vacation Total score 8-14 = J 15. People who know me would describe me as hard driving and competitive 16. In general, my behavior is governed by a desire for recognition and achievement 17. In trying to complete a project or solve a problem, I tend to wear myself out before I’ll give up on it 18. When I play a game (tennis, etc.) my enjoyment comes from winning 19. I like to associate with people who are dedicated to getting ahead 20. I’m not happy unless I’m always doing something 21. What I enjoy doing most are competitive Total score 15-21 =H TYPE A ASSESSMENT 7 7 6 6 5 5 4321 4 3 2 1 I’m never quite on time I listen quietly without showing any impatience I tend to take things one at a time Waiting in line doesn’t bother me I never feel rushed I don’t seem to have a temper I tend to do most things slowly Leisure time activities are what I most enjoy I accomplished everything at work I needed to I’d rather play than work Many things are more important than work I regularly find satisfaction in non-job pursuits, such as hobbies, friends and family Most of my friends are not connected with my work Nothing at work is important enough to interfere with my vacation Most people would describe me as relaxed and easy going I do what I want to do ~ not by trying to satisy others I tend to take a break or quit if I’m feeling fatigued My enjoyment comes from social interaction I like people who are easygoing and take life as it comes Frequently, “doing nothing” can be quite enjoyable Noncompetitive pursuits are what I most enjoy Impatience (S) Job Involvement (J) Hard driving (H) Total score (A) = S + J + H and competitive Items Behavior Pattern Characteristics 1-7 Impatience (I) Anxious to interrupt Fails to listen attentively Frustrated by waiting (6. g. in line for others to complete a job) 8—14 Job Involvement (J) Focal point of attention is the job Lives for the job Relishes being on thejob Immersed by job activities 15-21 Hard driving/competitive (H) Hardworking, highly competitive 1 Competitive in most aspects of life, sports, work, and so on Racing against the clock 1—21 Total score (A) Total of S + J + H represents your global Type A behavior Score ranges for total score are: SCORE BEHAVIOR TYPE 122 and above ' Hard—core Type A 99-12l Moderate Type A 90-98 I a Low Type A 80~89 Type X 70-79 Low Type B 50-69 ’ Moderate Type B 40 and below Hard-core Type B Self—Monitoring Assessment Indicate whether each of the following statements is true (or mostly true) or false (or mostly false) about yourself. If a statement is true (or mostly true), enter the letter T in the blank space to the left. If a statement is false (or mostly false), enter the letter F. 1. It is difficult for me to imitate the actions of other people. 2. My behavior usually reflects my true feelings, attitude, or beliefs. 3. At parties and social gatherings, I always try to say and do things that others will like. 4. I can give a speech on almost any topic — even ones about which I know very little. 5. I would probably make a very poor actor. 6. Sometimes I put on a show to impress or entertain people. 7. I find it difficult to argue for ideas in which I do not believe. 8. In different situations and with different people, I often act in very different ways. 9. I would not change my attitudes or actions to please other people or to win their approval. 10. Sometimes other people think I am experiencing stronger emotions that I really am. ' 11. I am not especially good at making other people like me. 12. If I have a strong reason for doing so, I can look others in the eye and lie with a straight face. 13. I make up my own mind about movies, books, or music; I don’t rely on the advice of friends in these respects. 14. At a party, I usually let others keep/the jokes and stories going. __ 15. I am not always the person I seem to be. Scoring 1. To obtain your score, give yourself one point for each of your answers that agrees with the following key: 1. F; 2. F; 3 T; 4 T; 5 F; 6 T; 7 F; 8 T; 9 F; 10 T; 11 F; 12 T; 13 F; 14 F; 15 T. 2. Add the number of items you answered according to the key (i.e., your total points) 3. If your total is eight or higher, you probably are high in self-monitoring. If your total is four or lower, you are relatively low on this dimension. ' Locus of Control Read the following statements and indicate whether you agree with Choice A or Choice B: A B 1. Making a lot of money is largely a l. Promotions are earned through matter of getting the right breaks hard work and persistence 2. I have noticed a direct connection 2. Many times the reactions of between how hard I work and the my bosses seem haphazard to me performance evaluation I get. 3. The number of divorces indicates 3. Marriage is largely a gamble. that more and more people are not trying to make their marriages work. 4. It is silly to think that one can 4. When I am right I can convince really change another person’s basic others. attitude. 5. Getting promoted is really a matter 5. In our society, a person’s future of being a little luckier than the earning power depends on his or next person. her ability. 6. If one knows how to deal with people, 6. I have little influence over the they are really quite easily led. way other people behave. 7. My work performance is the result 7. Sometimes I feel that I have little of my own efforts; luck has little to do with the performance or nothing to do with it. evaluations I get. 8. People like me can change the 8. It is only wishful thinking to course of world affairs if we make believe that one can readily ourselves heard. influence what happens in our society at large. 9. A great deal that happens to me is 9. I am the master of my fate. probably a matter of chance IO. Getting along with people is a skill that must be practiced. 10. It is almost impossible to figure out how to please some people. Scoring Key: Give yourself 1 point for each of the following selections: 1B, 2A, 3A, 4B, 5B, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9B, and 10A. Scores areinterpreted as follows: 8—10 = High internal locus of control 6-7 = Moderate internal locus of control 5 = Mixed 3—4 = Moderate external locus of control 1—2 High external locus of control [I Machiavelli Test For each statement, circle the number that most closely resembles your attitude. STRONGLY STRONGLY DISAGREE AGREE l. The best way to handle people is to tell them what they want to hear. 1 2 3 4 5 2. When you ask someone to do something for you, it is best to give the real reason for wanting it rather than giving reasons that might carry more weight. 1 2 3 4 5 3. Anyone who completely trusts anyone else is asking for trouble. 1 2 3 4 5 4. It is hard to get ahead without cutting corners here and there. 1 2 3 4 5 5. It is safest to assume that all people have a vicious streak, and it will come out when they are given a chance to show it. 1 2 3 4 5 6. One should take action only when it is morally right. 1 2 3 4 5 7. Most people are basically good and kind. 1 2 3 4 5 8. There is no excuse for lying to someone else. i. 1 2 3 4 5 9. Most people more easily forget the death of their father than the loss of their property. 1 2 3 4 5 10. Generally speaking, people won’t work heard unless they’re forced to do so. 1 2 3 4 5 Scoring key: To Obtain your Mach sCore, add the number you have circled on questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10. For the other four questions, reverse the numbers you have circled: 5 becomes 1, 4 is 2, and so forth. Total your 10 numbers to find your score. The higher your score, the more Machiavellian you are. Among a random sample of American adults, the average was 25. > ...
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