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Assess Your Strengths, pt 1 of 2

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Last week I wrote that self-esteem insurance would protects us against inevitable emotional pain and loss in case of an “accident”.

I would like that self-esteem insurance to be the best.  I recommended “Triple A” Coverage”.

“Triple A” Coverage”
A – Access your strengths
A – Admit your weaknesses
A – Accept help from others

This week I’ll reveal practical ways that “Triple A” Coverage” helps me and recommend ways that it can help you too.

Assess Your Strengths With A Reliable Tool

There are thousands of self-help and self-assessment tools.  Most of them are available online.  Some are silly, some are sassy, others are sexy, sublime or spurious.  I’ll skip those.

I’d would like to recommend you take a pretty quick and simple self-discovery tool. 1

I took it.  I’ll share my results with you and why I think it’s helpful to me and will be to you too.

Two things:

* – PLEASE save your results as a document, as a pdf, in Evernote, however you can.  We’ll look at the results again throughout the week.

* –  “When answering questions, please choose one of two possible answers you agree the most. If you are not sure how to answer then the decision should be based on your most typical reaction or feeling in the given situation. Respond to all questions to get a reliable result.”

It’s FREE!  And, I believe this will help you to honestly assess your strengths.  You can find it here.

Assess Your Strengths Results

After you take the test take  look at the results.

I was an ISFJ.

What type did your results identify you as?

I recommend that you open the top link for more details about your test results.  My top link was called, “ISFJ type description by D.Keirsey”.

ISFJ’s are nicknamed Protectors.

“Protectors find great satisfaction in assisting the downtrodden, and can deal with disability and neediness in others better than any other type. They are not as outgoing and talkative … and their shyness is often misjudged as stiffness, even coldness, when in truth Protectors are warm-hearted and sympathetic, giving happily of themselves to those in need.

The most diligent of all the types, Protectors are willing to work long, hard hours quietly doing all the thankless jobs that others manage to avoid. Protectors are quite happy working alone…”

Sound like me?  I think it does.  Would you be surprised to know that I am actually shy?  Some of you just laughed!  “How can he be such a [fill in the blank] and be shy?

How about your test results?  Did you agree with your results?  All of them?  Some of them?  Disagree with them?

I find it helpful to take another step.

Share your results with someone who knows and cares about you.  Ask her or him in what ways they agree and/or disagree with your results.

Remember, save your results.

More tomorrow.

1 – “This test is based on Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers typological approach to personality.”

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