What’s My Type?

Like many other Student Affairs people out there, I am a sucker for personality types, leadership and learning styles, and other tests that allow me to learn more about myself and others.  Here are some of my favorites – with my own results – so you can get to know me a little better!

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):

ENFP: Extroverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving

Strengths Quest Top 5:

Developer: I see potential in others and am drawn to people for this very reason.  I seek to help others experience success.  I look to challenge people and continually look for signs of growth.  These signs of growth bring me strength and satisfaction.

Empathy: I can see the emotions of those around me.  Intuitively, I can see the world from their perspective and feel their emotions as if they’re my own.  I have a powerful instinct of understanding.  I help to give voice to others.

Woo: I win others over.  I enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like me.  I am energized by strangers and am satisfied by making a connection with them.

Adaptability: I live in the moment.  I discover my future one choice at a time.  I expect unforeseen detours, and often look forward to them.  I am very flexible and can stay productive even when being pulled in many directions by the demands of work.

Positivity: I am quick to smile, generous with praise, and always looking on the sunny side of life.  People want to be around me.  My enthusiasm is contagious.  I inject drama into every project and celebrate every achievement.  I believe that it is good to be alive, work can be fun, and one must never lose one’s sense of humor.

True Colors:

Blue: “To thine own self be true”

  • Value feeling, compassion, and empathy for people; harmony
  • Love to talk to people about anything and everything
  • Receive meaning from conversations that inspire and motivate people
  • In search of meaning and significance of life; spiritual
  • Don’t like hostility, anger, aggressive confrontation

No Doze Leadership: From NOLS

Spontaneous Motivator: Emphasizes emotional stimulation function

  • Often voice their ideas and supply passion to follow those ideas; Energizers
  • Great at motivating people as they possess a sense of mission or vision
  • Good at energetic dialogue with other group members

Kolbs Learning Style:

Accommodating: Doing & Feeling (concrete experience and active experimentation)

Good at:

  • getting things done
  • leading
  • taking risks
  • initiating
  • being adaptable
  • being practical

Survey of Character Strengths: From Authentic Happiness

  1. Zest, enthusiasm, and energy
  2. Appreciation of beauty and excellence
  3. Forgiveness and mercy
  4. Capacity to love and be loved
  5. Kindness and generosity
  6. Gratitude
  7. Humor and playfulness
  8. Spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith
  9. Curiosity and interest in the world
  10. Bravery and valor
  11. Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness
  12. Fairness, equity, and justice
  13. Leadership
  14. Love of learning
  15. Citizenship, teamwork, and loyalty
  16. Social intelligence
  17. Industry, diligence, and perseverance
  18. Perspective Wisdom
  19. Self-control and self-regulation
  20. Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
  21. Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
  22. Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
  23. Modesty and humility
  24. Caution, prudence, and discretion

Character Strengths: From VIA

  1. Love
  2. Zest
  3. Kindness
  4. Humor
  5. Teamwork
  6. Curiosity
  7. Honesty
  8. Fairness
  9. Forgiveness
  10. Hope
  11. Leadership
  12. Social Intelligence
  13. Bravery
  14. Gratitude
  15. Perseverence
  16. Love of learning
  17. Spirituality
  18. Appreciation of beauty and excellence
  19. Judgement
  20. Self-regulation
  21. Perspective
  22. Humility
  23. Creativity
  24. Prudence