Personal skills map long version and personal skills

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(Personal Skills Map-Long Version and Personal Skills Map-Short Version) PROFILING YOUR RESULTS By darkening in the corresponding raw score totals on each of the fourteen scales shown on the profile sheet, your obtained raw scores are automatically converted to standard scores for interpretation by their position on the profile sheet. You can now see how your scores compare to a general sample in the U.S. The results that you have plotted on the fourteen scales of the Personal Skills Map are your personalized map or guide for you to consider in further developing your personal and career effectiveness. Your personal skills are changeable, and you are capable of life-long learning and positive growth. As you change, develop, and learn new skills, your Personal Skills Map profile will be strengthened. Your Personal Skills Map scores cannot be accurately thought of as fixed personal “traits” or “factors.” Think of your results as self-descriptions of your current level of personal skills, and focus on your skill strengths. Then consider the skill areas that you want to change and are willing to more fully develop. The fourteen scales on the Personal Skills Map can be related to five major dimensions important in personal and career effectiveness. The first eleven scales of the Personal Skills Map are considered personal skills and each scale contributes to the four major skill dimensions. The first major dimension may be thought of as Intrapersonal (by yourself) and includes the Self-Esteem (SE) score. This skill dimension is related to how you evaluate and accept yourself as a person. Research has demonstrated that self-esteem, as measured by the Personal Skills Map , is related to personal and career effectiveness. The second major skill dimension on the Personal Skills Map focuses on Interpersonal (with others) skills and how you tend to communicate in stressful situations. This dimension includes the Personal Skills Map skill scales of Interpersonal Assertion (IA), Interpersonal Awareness (IAw), and Empathy (E). The third major dimension focuses on skills that are important in effectively managing your daily environment and demands from your school/work setting. This Career/Life Effectiveness dimension includes the Personal Skills Map skill scales of Drive Strength/Motivation (DS), Decision Making, (DM), Time Management (TM), Sales Orientation/Leadership (SO), and Commitment Ethic (CE). The fourth major dimension on the Personal Skills Map is Personal Wellness skills, and includes the Stress Management (SM) and Physical Wellness (PW) scales. This skill dimension is extremely important in both emotional and physical well-being. The fifth dimension is related to problematic behaviors. Personal Skills Map research has clearly indicated that the Interpersonal Aggression (IAg), Interpersonal Deference (ID), and Change Orientation (CO) scales are indicators of problematic behaviors that negatively influence personal mental health and career effectiveness.

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